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Undergraduate researcher earns prestigious Fulbright

Engineering honors student Jacob Belding has been awarded a Fulbright Student grant to pursue their research interests.

Jacob Belding, junior chemical engineering major.Jacob Belding, junior chemical engineering major.Belding, a junior Eminence Fellow pursuing a chemical engineering degree, received a Fulbright-MITACS Globalink grant to conduct research at McGill University in Montreal this summer. He will investigate atomistic simulations of electronic and energy materials. This is the inaugural year of the Fulbright-MITACS Globalink program, intended for U.S. students interested in going to Canada to undertake advanced research projects for 10 to 12 weeks between May and August.

Undergraduates who will earn their bachelor's degree by summer 2021 and graduate students are eligible to apply for the next cycle of Fulbright grants. Applicants with undergraduate status may attend an incoming information session via Zoom to learn more, visit or e-mail

More than 380,000 Fulbrighters from the United States and other countries have participated in the program since its inception in 1946. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually and currently operates in over 160 countries.