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About the Fulbright Awards Programme

"From the beginning, my hope with the Fulbright exchanges was to generate a deeper understanding - especially on the part of potential leaders - of the differing cultures and peoples of the world."
Senator J William Fulbright

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers the only bi-national transatlantic academic awards programme between the US and the UK. We are part of an inspirational global programme conceived by Senator J William Fulbright in the aftermath of World War II, to promote leadership, learning and empathy between nations through educational exchange.

Since its inception on 22 September 1948, the US-UK Fulbright Awards Programme has continuously expanded its offering of scholarships and grants for study in a wide variety of fields. Each year, we help around 50 UK and 50 US citizens to study, lecture, conduct research or focus on professional development at leading institutions in the US and UK respectively (for more information on current programmes visit the awards section). We also offer credit-bearing Fulbright Summer Institutes to give undergraduates a taste of academic life on the other side of the pond.

Nearly 300,000 extraordinary women and men from all over the world have had their lives changed as Fulbright participants. Of these alumni, approximately 15,000 British nationals have studied in the US and 12,000 Americans nationals in the UK on our educational and cultural exchange programmes

Notable alumni of the US-UK Commission include: