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Kansas University won more than $77,000 in Fulbright-Hays International Education grants out of $4.1 million that went to universities around the country.
Sue Lorenz, director of Fulbright programs at KU, said the fellowships are highly competitive and require rigorous planning by the applicant. The most recent award to a KU student was in 2010.
Two students at KU won Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad funds through the Fulbright-Hays program. The grants take the form of fellowships that support in-depth doctoral research in a foreign country.
Joshua Homan, a doctoral student in anthropology at KU, won a fellowship to study the social life of the Pastaza Quechua in Peru. Fellowship-winner Jacob Longaker, a KU doctoral student in political science, will study political representation of marginalized groups in Brazil.