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This is Fulbright.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship foreign exchange scholarship program of the United States of America, aimed at increasing binational research collaboration, cultural understanding, and the exchange of ideas.

Born in the aftermath of WWII, the program was established by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946 with the ethos of turning ‘swords into ploughshares’, whereby credits from the sale of surplus U.S. war materials were used to fund academic exchanges between host countries and the U.S.

Since its establishment, the Fulbright Program has grown to become the largest educational exchange scholarship program in the world, operating in over 160 countries. In its seventy-year history, more than 370,000 students, academics, and professionals have received Fulbright Scholarships to study, teach, or conduct research, and promote bilateral collaboration and cultural empathy.
Since its inception in Australia in 1949, the Fulbright Commission has awarded over 5,000 scholarships, creating a vibrant, dynamic, and interconnected network of Alumni.


A Century of Australian-American Mateship

2018 will see the launch of four one-off Fulbright Scholarships to enhance and strengthen our understanding of Australia-U.S. relations. The Fulbright Scholarships in Australia-U.S. Alliance...

A Brighter Future for Australian Researchers

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce a new program of bilateral exchange scholarships, designed to improve the health, well-being, and prosperity of Australians...