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Fulbright Announcement of Awardees

Two University of Utah students have received highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2021-2022 academic year. Additionally, one student is designated as an Alternate

Devon Cantwell is a Ph.D. student in Political Science. She received a Fulbright Research Award to conduct research in Vietnam. She will examine how cities address human security issues (e.g. the needs of individuals including food, water, and shelter).

Celine Slam received a BS in Chemistry. She received a Fulbright Research award to conduct research in Cameroon. Celine will identify asymptomatic cases, sequence the DNA and characterize the growth of parasites causing these asymptomatic infections to see genetic mutations, like drug-resistance mutations, are being carried by individuals with asymptomatic malaria.

Ian Farkas, BA, Political Science and Middle East Studies with an Emphasis in Turkish was selected as an Alternate for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Turkey.

Grant recipients are selected based on academic and professional achievement as well as a record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

For more information on the University of Utah’s Fulbright Program, please contact Prof. Howard Lehman at

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Last Updated: 8/17/21