The following New Zealand and US graduate students, academics, artists and professionals currently on Fulbright exchanges. For a list of previous grantees see our Alumni page.
New Zealand Graduate Students
Fulbright International Science and Technology Awards
Nicholas Fancourt (2011) from Auckland is completing a PhD in Public Health, specialising in international children’s health and health systems, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Jonathan Squire (2010) from Dunedin is completing a PhD in Physics, specialising in plasma physics for nuclear fusion energy production, at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.
Jessica Rodrigues (2009) from Auckland is completing a PhD in Plant Biology, specialising in biotechnological applications for plants and microbes, at the University of California, Berkeley.
Alana Alexander (2008) from Auckland is completing a PhD in Wildlife, specialising in the population genetics and evolution of sperm whales, at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
Wynton Moore (2008) from Dunedin is completing a PhD in Physics, specialising in structure formation in the early universe, at the University of Chicago.
Irene Ballagh (2007) from Dunedin is completing a PhD in Neuroscience, specialising in the role of synaptic plasticity in learning and memory, at Columbia University in New York.
Fulbright-Platinum Triangle Award in Business
Mahara Inglis from Wellington is completing a Master of Business Administration degree in Management and Entrepreneurship, specialising in clean technology entrepreneurship, at the University of California, Berkeley.
Fulbright-Ministry of Science and Innovation Graduate Awards
Kenny Bell from Putaruru is completing a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics, specialising in climate change and environmental assessment of product life cycles, at the University of California, Berkeley.
Sophie Briggs from Whakatāne will complete a PhD in Geology, specialising in the petrogenesis and geochronology of carbonatite rocks, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Francesca Brown from Wellington is completing a Master of Laws degree in Law, Science and Technology, specialising in patent litigation, at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
Sam Cormack from Wellington is completing a PhD in Physics, specialising in cosmology, at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Matt Cutfield from Auckland is researching the effectiveness and cost efficiency of energy isolators and dissipators in reducing earthquake damage to buildings, at the University of Nevada, Reno, towards a PhD in Structural Earthquake Engineering from the University of Auckland.
Renee Johansen from Auckland is researching the effect of invasive marram grass on the composition of mycorrhizal fungal communities in sand dunes, at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, towards a PhD in Ecology from the University of Auckland.
Emma Marshall from Christchurch is researching the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes and their aftermath on the relationships of couples, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, towards a PhD in Psychology from the University of Canterbury.
Sarah Mitchell from Auckland is completing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in computational solid mechanics, at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
James Muirhead from Auckland is completing a PhD in Geology, specialising in interactions between tectonic and magmatic processes in the East African Rift, at the University of Idaho in Moscow.
Kelly Ratana from Taupō is completing a Master of Science in Marine Science degree, specialising in marine and freshwater sciences, at Hawai‘i Pacific University in Honolulu.
Jenni Tipler from Christchurch is completing a PhD in Structural Engineering, specialising in performance-based earthquake engineering design for the evaluation of new technologies, at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
William Miao from Auckland is completing a Master of Environmental Management degree in Sustainable Urban and Industrial Systems, specialising in the creation of symbiotic environments for manufacturing plants, at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
James Williams from Christchurch is completing a PhD in Applied Mathematics, specialising in mathematical computing, at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research
Jonathan Watkins from Auckland is researching the design of seismic resilient buildings that utilise self-centering precast concrete walls, at Iowa State University in Ames, towards a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland.
Fulbright-Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Graduate Award
Renee Wikaire from Christchurch is completing a PhD in Education, specialising in indigenous development through sport, at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards
Michael Dobson from Wellington is completing Master of Arts degree in Politics, specialising in environmental political theory, at the New School in New York.
Bryony Gibson-Cornish from Christchurch is completing a Master of Music degree in Theory, History and Performance, specialising in performance viola, at the Juilliard School in New York.
Ghazaleh Golbakhsh (2011) from Auckland is completing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Production, specialising in directing, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Alex Latu from Dunedin is completing a Master of Laws degree in Administrative and Constitutional Law, at New York University.
Peter Martin from Wellington is completing a Master of Laws degree in International Law at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Branwen Millar from Wellington is completing a Master of International Affairs degree in Human Rights, specialising in gender issues in international development, at Columbia University in New York.
David Turner from Wellington is completing a Master of Laws degree in Human Rights and Constitutional Law, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Lora Vaioleti from Hamilton is studying and researching the use of dialogue, future thinking and digital technology to increase resilience to climate change in the Pacific region, at the University of California, Irvine, towards a Master of Management Studies degree from the University of Waikato.
Janna van Hasselt from Christchurch is completing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmedia, specialising in lithography combined with ceramics and painting, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.
US Graduate Students
Fulbright US Graduate Awards
Alyssa Braciszewski from Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania is researching the effects of nitrogen pollution and bleaching on sea anemones, at Victoria University of Wellington.
Anton Chiono from Berkeley, California is researching the inclusion of forests in cap-and-trade climate policy, at Victoria University of Wellington.
Andrew Cole from Appleton, Wisconsin is composing music based on field recordings of natural, rural and urban areas of New Zealand, at the New Zealand School of Music, towards a PhD from the University of Missouri–Kansas City.
Tali Horowitz from New York is researching the role of professional development in creating culturally responsive schools, at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.
Camille McCallister from Washington, DC is researching health communication to Māori across different socioeconomic statuses, at the University of Auckland.
Terri Motraghi from West Sunbury, Pennsylvania is completing a Master of Health Sciences degree in Early Intervention, specialising in post-earthquake health and educational outcomes of young children in Christchurch, at the University of Canterbury.
Tessa Scroggin from Ashland, Oregon is completing a PhD in Māori and Indigenous Studies, specialising in the cultural concepts and strategies used to advance Māori education, at the University of Canterbury.
Jennifer Whisler from Peru, Nebraska is researching the development of Greenstone digital library software, at the University of Waikato.
David Zweig from Athens, Georgia is researching the effect of temperature on the efficiency of denitrification bioreactors for agricultural effluent, at the University of Waikato.
Fulbright-ANZA US Graduate Award
Matt Hanson from Sandy, Utah is completing a Master of Science degree in Geology, specialising in spatial gas fluxes of geothermal systems, at the University of Canterbury.
New Zealand Scholars
Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Awards
Stephen Jacobi from the New Zealand United States Council is researching stakeholder consultation processes in the US government’s negotiation of trade and economic agreements, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Awards in New Zealand Studies
Scott Wilson from Unitec Institute of Technology is researching and teaching a course on the development and representation of a national identity in New Zealand cinema, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC for their Spring 2013 semester.
Fulbright-Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Scholar Award
Eruera Tarena from Te Tapuae o Rēhua is researching the features and mechanisms of contemporary indigenous organisation design, at Arizona State University Tempe in Tempe, Arizona and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Honolulu.
Fulbright-Cognition Scholar Award in Education Research
Jennifer Langrish from Wanganui High School is researching the implementation of school-wide positive behaviour support plans in the US, at the University of Missouri–Columbia.
Kate Thornton from Victoria University of Wellington is researching mentoring and coaching of teachers and educational leaders, at the New Teacher Center, Santa Cruz.
Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award
Steve Carr from Auckland is completing a three month residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California.
Fulbright New Zealand Travel Awards
Mel Galbraith from Unitec Institute of Technology is giving lectures about the ecological restoration of Tiritiri Matangi Island, at several US universities, community colleges and conservation organisations.
Fulbright-Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Travel Awards in Indigenous Development
Nick Roskruge from Massey University Manawatu is giving lectures on the origin, distribution and genomics of traditional food crops of Māori, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Fulbright-Meg Everton Professional Enhancement Awards in Education
Fraser Hill from Swannanoa School is visiting ArtSpace Charter School in Swannanoa, North Carolina to establish an ongoing partnership, giving a presentation on global education at the University of North Carolina Asheville, and visiting schools in the Mooresville district to learn about their use of mobile technology in the classroom.
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Programme
Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana is hosting Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard from Ngongotahā, who is teaching courses in indigenous art traditions and assisting with developing a rotating exhibition of student art.
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Honolulu is hosting Te Raukura Roa from the University of Waikato, who is teaching Māori language, literature and culture and assisting with development of the university’s Māori programme.
Fulbright US Scholar Awards
Jon Bray from the University of California, Berkeley is researching the impact of liquefaction on critical infrastructure in Christchurch, and teaching geotechnical earthquake engineering, at the University of Canterbury.
Terrie Epstein from Hunter College is researching young people’s perspectives of the Treaty of Waitangi, at Victoria University of Wellington.
Kathy Fox from the University of Vermont is researching restorative re-entry of offenders to the community, at Victoria University of Wellington.
Cath Kleier from Regis University is researching plant conservation in New Zealand, and teaching global plant conservation, at the University of Otago.
Katie O’Reilly from the University of Portland is researching hormonal influence on activity and movement patterns of Little Blue Penguins, and teaching conservation biology, at the University of Auckland.
Larisa Warhol from Arizona State University is researching digital multimedia resources for indigenous language revitalisation, and teach language revitalisation, at AUT University.
Other Awards and Fellowships
Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy
April Ferrino from the Texas Legislative Budget Board is researching regulatory support for the promotion of person-centered care in rest homes, at the Ministry of Health.
Eileen Harrity from Chicago Public Schools is researching the development of educational pathways to improve youth employment prospects, at the Ministry of Education.
Mary Jo Kaplan from Kaplan Consulting is researching social enterprise and innovative approaches to addressing social needs and engaging youth, at the Ministry of Social Development.