The Fulbright Program and IIE
About The Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States. The primary source of funding is an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Participating governments and host institutions, as well as corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.
The Fulbright Program is administered by Institute of International Education (IIE).
A campus interview and evaluation from a Campus Committee are required for applicants applying through the University. This part of the application process is designed to provide feedback to applicants about their proposal, as well as giving insight to the National Screening Committee (NSC) about the candidate.
Fulbright Specialist Program
A program of the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Specialist Program is a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in two- to six-week, project-based exchanges at host institutions across the globe.