Fulbright Program



In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright introduced a bill in the United States Congress that called for the use of surplus war property to fund the 'promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.

On August 1, 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed the bill into law, and Congress created the Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government.

From its inception, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the U.S. to set joint priorities and shape the program to meet shared needs. The world has been transformed in ensuing decades, but the fundamental principle of international partnership remains at the core of the Fulbright mission.

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) was created by Congress to supervise the Fulbright Program. This 12-member Board, appointed by the President of the United States, works in cooperation with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, the bi-national Fulbright Commissions and Foundations, and the Public Affairs Sections of U.S. embassies abroad, to administer the Program. The FFSB sets policies and procedures for administration of the Fulbright Program, has final authority for selection of all grantees, and supervises the conduct of the program both in the United States and abroad.  Click here  for a complete list of current FFSB members.

Fulbright Awareness Week
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April 8, 2024 4:00 PM


Europe/Eurasia Office Hours for U.S. Scholar Programs
Monday, April 8, 2024 at 4:00 PM

April 9, 2024 2:30 PM

Ask Us Anything: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2025-26 Open Forum
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 2:30 PM

April 9, 2024 4:00 PM

All Region Office Hours for U.S. Scholar Programs
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 4:00 PM

April 9, 2024 4:30 PM

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Overview
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 4:30 PM

April 10, 2024 12:00 PM

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in Finland
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 12:00 PM

April 11, 2024 2:00 PM

Opportunities in STEM for Fulbright U.S. Scholar Applicants
Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 2:00 PM

April 11, 2024 1:00 PM

Lunch and Learn with Fulbright Scholar Ambassador, Dr. Steven F. Butterman
Thursday, April 11, 2024 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM