Monday, December 2, 2013

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.

In the late 1920s, William Fulbright, a long term US senator had a series of formative experiences in both Great Britain and east-central Europe that led him to believe that it would be necessary ‘to see the world as others see it.’

Fulbright Program is designed to ‘increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.’

The Fulbright Program was administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State until 1978 when these functions were transferred to the United States Information Agency.

Grants are awarded to citizens of the United States and other countries for education activities that include university lectureships, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

The program is funded primarily by annual appropriations of the US Department of State and the Department of Education but also receives additional support from universities, foreign government, foundations and corporation, with some of this support in kind - including tuition waivers, housing and stipends from some universities.
Fulbright Program
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