"Fostering leadership, learning and empathy between cultures was and remains the purpose
of the international scholarship program." – Senator J. William Fulbright
The Fulbright Program:
- Is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
- Is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students,
scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research,
university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
- Was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United
States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and
the people of other countries."
- Awarded approximately six thousand grants in 2006, at a cost of more than $235 million,
to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture,
and conduct research in more than 150 countries, and to their foreign counterparts
to engage in similar activities in the United States.
- Receives its primary source of funding through an annual appropriation from Congress
to the Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions in foreign
countries, and in the United States, also contribute financially through cost-sharing
and indirect support, e.g., through salary supplements, tuition waivers, and university
This information was provided by the Fulbright Website
For more information about the Fulbright Program please visit their site at: http://www.fulbrightonline.org/ or contact our campus Fulbright coordinator, Ted Schwalbe.