About the Fulbright Program

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The Fulbright Program is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. It was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.He was a prominent and gifted American statesman of the 20th century and had profound influence on America’s foreign policy. His vision for mutual understanding shaped the extraordinary exchange program bearing his name.

The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 310,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946.The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 310,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946.