About Fulbright

Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

The value of the Fulbright Program is best expressed by the words of its founder, Senator J. William Fulbright:

"Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations. Man's capacity for decent behavior seems to vary directly with his perception of others as individual humans with human motives and feelings, whereas his capacity for barbarism seems related to his perception of an adversary in abstract terms, as the embodiment, that is, of some evil design or ideology."

The organizations administering various aspects of the Fulbright Program are:

For further information on opportunities please see programs for
U.S. Scholars or Non-U.S. Scholars.

Fulbright Commissions/Foundations by world region