About the Fulbright Program
Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through the exchange of people, knowledge, and skills. It 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.
Each year, approximately 1,900 grants are awarded to US citizens to conduct research, study, and teach abroad and an equal number of grants to foreign students to engage in similar activities in the U.S. The Fulbright program offers opportunities for recently graduated students, postgraduate students, and developing professionals and artists to conduct research, teach English, or study for an MA degree in more than 140 countries worldwide.
The Fulbright Program aligns perfectly with the University’s vision and mission to internationalize the campus and also contributes to the strategic goals of the University.
- Promoting student success to transform lives: The Fulbright Program opens opportunities for students that would not be available otherwise. Awardees gain access to a community of scholars, gain knowledge of additional funding opportunities, and forge lasting collaborations with researchers and teachers abroad.
- Developing and transferring new knowledge: Some Fulbright recipients teach English abroad, where they learn innovative teaching techniques and gain the experience of teaching within a different culture. Others perform research, which is an opportunity for international scholarly collaboration that may not have been possible otherwise.