For U.S. Grantees
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants-chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential - with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The Fulbright Scholar Programs offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars.
The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. International travel costs and a stipend are funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host institutions cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services.
The U.S. Fulbright Program offers fellowships to U.S. students for study, research, and/or teaching assistantships abroad. Approximately 1,500 U.S. students receive Fulbright scholarships each year. Fulbright alumni serve in leadership positions in government, academia, business, the arts, science, media and other professional fields. Fulbright alumni are the recipients of 39 Nobel Prizes, 65 Pulitzer Prizes, 24 MacArthur Foundation Awards, and 15 U.S. Presidential Medals of Freedom.