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The Fulbright Program is a program of highly competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. Under the Fulbright Program, competitively selected US citizens may become eligible for scholarships to study, conduct research, or exercise their talents abroad and citizens of other countries may qualify to do the same in the United States.
The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries. In Poland it was initiated in 1959 and as of today it is one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the most prestigious and continuous academic exchange program between Poland and the United States.
With contributions from both governments the Fulbright Program in Poland is administered by the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission. Through its various exchange programs the commission supports studies, research, instruction, and other educational activities of American and Polish educators, scholars, and institutions; it also administers visits and exchanges between the United States and Poland for students, trainees, scholars, teachers, instructors, and professors.
Detailed information about current programs available for US citizens can be found on the commission’s website: http://fulbright.edu.pl/en/category/ grants/for-american-citizens/ or the website of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State: http://eca.state.gov/fulbright/country/poland.