Academic Exchange Programs - Scholars - #19.401
The Fulbright Scholar program includes program components for U.S. scholars, visiting foreign scholars, the Scholar in Residence program, the New Century Scholars, and Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars. As authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) seeks to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange programs, including the exchange of scholars, researchers, professionals, students, and educators. ECA programs foster engagement and encourage dialogue with citizens around the world. Educational and cultural engagement is premised on the knowledge that mutual understanding, the development of future leaders, and the benefits of education programs influence societies and affect official decision-making almost everywhere in the world today. ECA programs inform, engage, and influence participants across strategic sectors of society including young people, women, teachers, scholars, journalists, and other professionals increasing the number of foreign individuals who have first-hand experience with Americans and with the values of freedom, representative government, rule of law, economic choice, and individual dignity, while building international knowledge and capacity among Americans. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers opportunities for American and foreign scholars to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other scholars and institutions in the U.S. and abroad. The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars strengthen curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions overseas.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $52,745,100; FY 09 $52,867,350; FY 10 $0 - FY2010 estimate not available.
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