CWRU AND THE Fulbright Program
Case Western Reserve University strongly supports facultyand student participation in the Fulbright Program. The information contained on this site is designed to inform the university community about the opportunities available through the various Fulbright activities.
overview Of THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM
The Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program, is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
The Fulbright Program is an important element of our country’s bilateral relationships in which the U.S. and foreign governments jointly set priorities. In addition to an annual Congressional appropriation, partner governments, corporations, foundations and academic institutions provide direct and indirect support.
The various Fulbright Programs operate in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 294,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others’ countries and exchange ideas. Approximately 7,500 grants are awarded annually.
The Program was established by Congress in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which works with private non-profit organizations in the United States and with U.S. embassies and binational Fulbright Commissions abroad to administer the Program. Policy guidelines are established by the Presidentially-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which also selects the recipients of Fulbright awards.
Since 1947, the Fulbright Scholar Program has awarded nearly 45,000 grants to support teaching and research in countries around the world. Today it includes active programs in more than 125 countries.
Are you a Fulbright Scholar?
We would like to list all our Fulbright Scholars, past and present on this website.
If you are a Fulbright Scholar, please complete a brief form on this site so that we can add you to our listings.
If you have or have had a Visiting Fulbright in your department or program, we would like to list them too. Please complete the form for our listings.