Six UCSB graduate students win Fulbright Fellowships for research abroad

by Graduate Division Staff
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 9:30 AM

UC Santa Barbara's Graduate Division would like to recognize all of the talented students who participated in the 2021-22 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award competition. This highly competitive program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

In total, 17 students applied from UCSB, 6 were selected as finalists, 1 was selected as an alternate, and 7 were selected as semi-finalists for the 2021-22 award cycle. Read on to find out more!

2021-22 Fulbright Finalist Award Winners 

Anthony Greco

UCSB Department of History
Award: Open Study/Research in Egypt
Project Title: "Engineering Egypt: Science, Culture, and Nation in the Age of Empire"

Jasmine Childress

UCSB Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Award: Open Study/Research in Switzerland
Project Title: "Using Environmental DNA to Map the Distribution of a Major Wildlife Disease in Switzerland"

Nicholas Triozzi

UCSB Department of Anthropology
Award: Open Study/Research in Croatia
Project Title: "Reconstructing Neolithic Farming on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia: a Multi-Proxy Approach"

Madeleine Gross

UCSB Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Award: Open Study/Research in Germany
Project Title: "Curious Eyes: Examining How Explorative Visual Behavior Facilitates Creative Thinking"

Christopher McQuilkin

UCSB Department of History
Award: Open Study/Research in Bolivia and Paraguay
Project Title: "The Making of a Frontier: An Environmental History of the Pilcomayo River"

Julia Brown

UCSB Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Award: Open Study/Research in Mexico
Project Title: "Stateless Nations and National Cinemas: Indigenismo as a Thematic Linchpin in Mexican Film" 

Selected List of 2021-22 Fulbright Semi-Finalists

Mattie Webb, Open Study/Research Award in South Africa (Fulbright Award Winner for 2020-21 - Mattie is currently in South Africa on a Fulbright award - and Semi-Finalist for 2021-22)
Marcelle Cohen, Open Study/Research Award in Mexico (Semi-Finalist)
Jonathan Dickstein, Open Study/Research Award in India (Semi-Finalist)
Justine Johnson-Yurchak, English Teaching Assistant Award in Laos (Semi-Finalist)

Congratulations again to all of our talented students!

The 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition is open! Visit our Fulbright page to learn more.