Fulbright International Research Scholarship- Undergrad and Grad Student- Deadline 10/22/2008



* Is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
* 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.
* Was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to “enable the
government of the United States to increase mutual understanding
between the people of the United States and the people of other
* Awarded approximately six thousand grants in 2007, at a cost of
more than $262 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and
scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than
155 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar
activities in the United States.
* Receives its primary source of funding through an annual
appropriation from Congress to the Department of State. Participating
governments and host institutions in foreign countries, and in the
United States, also contribute financially through cost-sharing and
indirect support, e.g., through salary supplements, tuition waivers,
and university housing.
* The U.S. Student Program grant numbers are subject to the
availability of federally appropriated funds. The United States
Department of State reserves the right to alter, without notice,
participating countries, numbers of awards, terms of agreement, and



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