Architecture Grad Student Lincoln Nemetz-Carlson Receives Fulbright Award
Lincoln Nemetz-Carlson has received a Fulbright award to Azerbaijan in academic year 2023-2024. Nemetz-Carlson, who is graduating this year with a master’s degree in architecture, was a graduate researcher for two years in the Office of Campus Planning under the supervision of Senior Campus Planner Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham. He is also a principal contributor to UMassBRUT, a multidisciplinary campaign designed to reshape perceptions of the UMass Amherst and UMass Dartmouth Brutalist architecture and advocate for the buildings’ conservation and renovation.
An initiative of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program is devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries. Fulbright is the world's largest and most diverse international educational exchange program.
The Fulbright Program worldwide is supervised by a presidentially appointed 12-member board, which is responsible for approving the selection of all fellowship recipients. A reflection of the recipients’ leadership and contributions to society, the grants are made possible through funds appropriated annually by the U.S. Congress and, in many cases, by contributions from partner countries and private parties.
As a Fulbrighter, Nemetz-Carlson will join the ranks of distinguished program participants who have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists and teachers. They include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 78 MacArthur Fellows, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 Fulbrighters have participated in the program.
As a Fulbright participant, Nemetz-Carlson will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with international partners in educational, political, cultural, economic and scientific fields, and by engaging in the local community while on his Fulbright exchange.
Nemetz-Carlson’s award remains contingent upon several factors, including obtaining official research clearance and a secured placement at an institution in the host country, satisfactory medical clearance and a visa.