Are you aware of the scholarship, which is available for candidates who have already achieved their PhD degree? It is called Fulbright Program, which has been offering grants to various professionals, teachers and students since 60 years. Every year, around 155 countries take part in this program for more than 6000 grants that are offered. Fulbright program is sponsored by Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau and it gets funding from the sources like US Congress, different institutions as well as participating countries.
Fulbright program was designed to enhance mutual understanding between the citizens of US and other countries through the sharing of information, skills and knowledge. The program offers grants mainly for advanced research, classroom teaching, university lecturing as well as graduate study. According to a recently conducted research, more than 114,000 people from US and around 188,000 candidates from different countries have taken part in the Fulbright program since its commencement. In most of the states, bi-national Fulbright Commission monitors and controls the program. However, in some countries that don’t have Fulbright Commission but runs some other program, the United States Public Affair Section monitors the Fulbright Program.
The grants, offered by Fulbright Scholarships, are separated into three different types. First category is of professionals and scholars, the second is of administrators and teachers, while the third is only for students. Fulbright scholarship comes with extremely high stipends and achievers can bring their families to different countries in order to understand the culture of those countries. The competition involved in Fulbright Scholarship is very high and the process is extremely rigorous. In Fulbright Student Program, which is prevalent in US, the grant is offered to graduate students and college professionals for one year of study. Fulbright Islamic Civilization Program promotes the study of Muslim people and also facilitates research on Islamic culture. The Fulbright English Teaching Program provides an opportunity for students to teach English language in some other countries.
The Institutes for Educational Development monitors the notable Fulbright Awards offered in Teaching Program. To get integrated and understand the language as well as culture of host country is one of the crucial goals of Fulbright program. However, some budgetary restrictions have entailed education department to revoke some Fulbright Hays program in upcoming years.