The number of applicants for Fulbright Awards rose considerably this year, Reginald H. Phelps, Chairman of the Harvard Fulbright Committee, revealed yesterday. There are 175 men seeking grants for foreign study, compared to 111 last fall.
In 1951, 38 of the University's applicants won grants.
Choice of study in the United Kingdom led this fall with 64 applicants, after last year's low of 38 (of whom nine were accepted). Although 13 were chosen for grants last year, only 20 men applied for study in France, compared to 29 in 1951, and 40 the year before. West Germany was third with 14 hopefuls.
Fifty-eight of the Fulbright applicants came from the College, 69 from the GSAS, 29 from the Law School, and the rest from Design, Divinity, Business, Education, and Public Administration graduate schools.
Those accepted receive transportation, tuition, living allowance, and a small amount for books and equipment--all paid in foreign currencies obtained through the sale of U.S. war surplus abroad.
There were no Harvard applications to seven "Fulbright countries."
Dean Leighton announced yesterday that the University has nominated 37 men from 21 states for Rhodes Scholarships, compared with 38 the year before (two won awards). These men were chosen from 48 preliminary applicants, of whom Lowell House had 12. Dunster, Eliot, and Leverett followed with seven each.