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The US-UK Fulbright Awards Programme

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Country Code: P274
Name of Programme: The US-UK Fulbright Awards Programme
Organisation responsible for the programme: US-UK Fulbright Commission
Type of organisation: Other
Country: United Kingdom
Web Link: http://www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards
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Programme Description
General and specific objectives
US Awards Programme

The UK Fulbright Awards Programme offers a wide range of exchange opportunities to UK citizens (regardless of where they reside) in three main categories:

Postgraduate Student Awards to pursue a postgraduate degree or attend a US university as a 'special student researcher' in any subject,
Scholars and Fellows Awards for academics and professionals to lecture, study and/or conduct research in the US, and
Special Programmes for short stays or for younger scholars.
Non-UK citizens are required to apply in their country of citizenship, even if they are resident in the UK.

The Commission selects scholars through a rigorous application and interview process throughout the year. Typical grants include a maintenance allowance and a contribution towards tuition fees where applicable. Fulbright scholars receive a high level of support ranging from visa processing and health insurance to a comprehensive pre-departure orientation and re-entry session. Postgraduate student grantees also receive additional US-based support from the Institute of International Education and distinguished scholars and fellows from the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars.

US Awards Programme
The US Fulbright Awards Program offers a wide range of study abroad opportunities to US citizens in five main categories:

Postgraduate Student Awards for students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in the UK in any subject,
Scholars and Fellows Awards for academics and professionals to lecture, study and/or conduct research in the UK,
Scotland Visiting Professors for academics to lecture and contribute to the intellectual life of a Scottish University, and
Distinguished Chairs Awards, the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Program for lecturing, research, and/or curriculum development, and
Special Programmes, for students to experience the UK in a unique setting, on a four or five week summer programme.
The Commission, in cooperation with the Institute of International Education and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, selects candidates through a rigorous application and interview process throughout the year. Typical grants include a maintenance allowance and a contribution towards tuition fees where applicable. Fulbright scholars receive a high level of support including invitation to a comprehensive 3-day arrival orientation, participation in the annual Fulbright Forum and a Farewell 'end-cap' weekend during their Fulbright year.
 
Priority actions
The US-UK Fulbright Commission key mission is to promote peace and understanding through educational exchange. The US-UK Educational Commission (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. The Fulbright Commission offers awards for study, research, teaching, lecturing or professional development in any academic field.
 
Management and coordination
The Commission is funded partially by the UK government and partially by the US government, with additional support coming from a variety of individual and institutional partners. The work of the Commission is carried out by approximately 9 full time staff but is complemented by its well-known internship programme.

Monitoring and evaluation of the programme is done throughout the year as participants are required to complete interim and final reports on all aspects of the Awards programme. Staff continually review and improve the programme they administer.

 
Expected or achieved outputs, outcomes and impacts
Total number of awards (UK and US Scholarship Awards)

Academic Year 09/10 73
Academic Year 10/11 146
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