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. The program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Approximately 318,000 “Fulbrighters,” 119,800 from the United States and 197,600 from other countries, have participated in the Program since its inception more than sixty years ago. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Participants are awarded grants on the basis of their academic merit and leadership potential.
Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
As the result of a cooperative venture among the NAF, the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York and the Fulbright Center in Amsterdam, the NAF offers a limited number of NAF-Fulbright Fellowships annually.
The program brings Dutch scholars to the U.S. and American scholars to the Netherlands to pursue opportunities to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
To learn more about NAF-Fulbright fellowships for Americans, please click here.
To learn more about NAF-Fulbright fellowships for Dutch scholars, please click here.