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Fulbright Programme

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Country Code: P137
Name of Programme: Fulbright Programme
Organisation responsible for the programme: Cyprus Fulbright Commission
Type of organisation: Foundation
Country: Cyprus
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Starting Date 1962
Ending date
Joint initiative involving more than one Ministry? (if applicable)

Programme Description
General and specific objectives
Established in 1946 by Senator J. William Fulbright, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s most prestigious international educational exchange program designed to promote “mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries around the world.” The Fulbright Program includes a number of different exchange programs for students, academics and professionals in order to conduct a variety of different educational activities.
The central objective of the Cyprus Fulbright Commission continues to be the promotion of mutual understanding and respect between the peoples of the United States of America and Cyprus by developing better cooperation and communication between the two countries through educational, academic, professional and cultural exchange.
The Cyprus Fulbright Commission administers a program that serves the academic, educational and professional communities of Cyprus and the United States, through the exchange of scholars, educators and students. The program is based on priority needs and mutual benefit and is designed to be responsive to the needs of the communities involved. The Commission also has a goal of fostering the long-term support of institutions and individuals for a program emphasizing cooperation and understanding that will lead to true bi-nationalism.
The Fulbright Commission will continue to emphasize academic and scholastic excellence in the selection process. The open competition, through which grants are awarded, ensures the selection of the most capable and promising individuals who will ensure a multiplier effect in the dissemination and implementation of knowledge and experience gained through the program.
 
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PROGRAMS
Fulbright Program
The Traditional Fulbright Program continues to be the backbone of the Cyprus Fulbright Commission. This is a program to which both the United States Government and the Government of Cyprus make significant contributions. Under this program, graduate grants are awarded directly by the Commission. Grantees secure their own placement. The Institute of International Education (IIE) is the sponsoring organization that supervises students while they are in the U.S.

Cyprus-America Scholarship Program (CASP)
Established in 1981, under a bilateral agreement between the Government of Cyprus and the Government of the United States, the CASP is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program is administered in Cyprus by the Cyprus Fulbright Commission. The America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST) is subcontracted by the Fulbright Commission to undertake the U.S.-based portion of the program.
Programmes available for Cypriot citizens:
Non-degree programmes for students:
Conflict Resolution Workshop
A 5 day workshop for CASP sponsored students that takes place in the US. to foster respect and understanding between students of the two communities.
Non-degree programmes for scholars & professionals:
Teaching American History
A 2 week summer program hosted and co-sponsored by Kenyon College, Ohio for Cypriot history teachers.

English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)
US Students come to Cyprus as teaching assistants in Cypriot high schools or universities for an academic year.

US Students to Cyprus
A 9 month research grant that brings US Fulbright Students to Cyprus

US Scholars to Cyprus
A 4-9 months Fulbright Scholar program that brings US Scholars to Cyprus to lecture, conduct seminars and workshops, consult or conduct research in affiliation with institutions of higher education, governmental agencies and research institutes.

Fulbright Intercountry Lecturer’s Program
A program which brings US Fulbright Scholars, on assignment to Fulbright Commissions in nearby countries, to Cyprus for lectures or consultation visits.

Fulbright Specialist Program
A 2-6 week program that brings Fulbright specialists (US academics and professionals) to Cyprus to engage in short term collaborative projects at higher education institutions.
Fulbright New Century Scholars Program
A competitive program in the US for distinguished scholars and practitioners from around the world
Fulbright Visiting Cypriot Scholars Program
A 4 month program at a US university for Cypriot lecturers or researchers
Short Term Training Program
A tailor made professional non-degree 3-12 week program in the US for Cypriot professionals
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators
A 6 week summer program for Cypriot secondary school educators in the US
Fulbright-Schuman Program
Grants for scholars and professionals of the European Union
Degree programmes:
Scholarships for Bachelors and Masters Degree Study
International Fulbright Science and Technology Award
Worldwide competition for Cypriots for a fully funded PhD program in science, technology and engineering fields
 
Management and coordination
All of the above programs are implemented by the Cyprus Fulbright Commission. The Institute for International Education, a US organization based in New York, monitors the Fulbright students while in the United States. The America-Mideast Educational Training Services Inc, monitors CASP students while in the United States.

Students’ progress and grades are continuously monitored. For other programs, reports are required both by participants and by the training host. In some cases, follow-up activities are required on the participants.
 
Expected or achieved outputs, outcomes and impacts
To foster cultural and educational exchange programs between Cyprus and the US, to create long term social and business ties between Cypriots and Americans and to promote mutual understanding, tolerance and respect between the members for the two ethnic communities in Cyprus.
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