Fulbright grants are offered to U. S. citizens and nationals involving other countries for various educational activities, mostly university lecturing, innovative research, graduate analyze and teaching throughout elementary and secondary schools. Since the program’ s offers more than 273, 500 participants— chosen because of their leadership potential— also have the opportunity to watch each other’ ersus political, economic along with cultural institutions.
The Fulbright Program encompasses a variety of exchange programs, including those for faculty and professionals. A brief explanation of and link to each program is provided below.
The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 scholars and professionals each year to more than 150 countries, where they lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
|The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 scholars and professionals each year to more than 150 countries, where they lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.|
|The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program provides opportunities for mostly one-for-one exchanges between U.S. and foreign elementary, secondary and postsecondary teachers.|
|The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program was established in 1979 to bring accomplished mid-career professionals from developing countries to the United States at a mid-point in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. Fellows are selected on the basis of their potential for national leadership in the fields of public administration and public policy analysis, public health, agricultural development and planning and resource management.|
|The College and University Affiliations Program seeks to establish linkages between U.S. universities and institutions overseas through the exchange of faculty and staff. Begun as a pilot project in Africa in 1982, the program became worldwide in 1983. These linkages focus on the social sciences, humanities, business administration and the arts. Since the program's inception, over 350 institutional grants have been awarded.|
|A portion of the Fulbright program, the Fulbright-Hays Foreign Area and Language Training Programs, is administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of International Education and Graduate Programs. Funds are awarded to Americans individually or to U.S. institutions to support research and training efforts abroad focusing on non-western foreign languages and world area studies.|
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.