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We bring together Hungarian scholars who support a continuing relationship among alumni in the Fulbright spirit: "It is possible, that people can find in themselves, through intercultural education, …

We bring together Hungarian scholars who support a continuing relationship among alumni in the Fulbright spirit: "It is possible, that people can find in themselves, through intercultural education, the ways and means of living together in peace"

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  • 1. The Fulbright Program in Hungary
  • 2.  
  • 3.
    • Fulbright exchanges build bridges of friendship among
    • nations and cultures, and - just as Senator Fulbright foresaw –
    • those bridges have made a significant contribution to the
    • development of a global community based on peace, prosperity,
    • and freedom."
    • (President Bill Clinton, Message to the International Fulbright
    • Alumni Conference in Budapest, August, 1996)
  • 4. The Fulbright Program
    • Founded in 1946
    • Supported by U.S. and host country budget
    • The world’s largest educational exchange program
    • Number of participating countries  150
    • Fulbright Commissions in 50 countries
    • Number of grantees between 1946-2009 cca. 300,000
    • (105,000 U.S. citizens, 195,000 non-U.S.)
    • Fulbright Commission in Hungary since 1992
    • Annual number of grantees:
    •  30-35 American citizens, 30-35 Hungarian citizens
  • 5. Grant opportunities
    • Graduate students (1 AY)
    • Researchers (3-9 months)
    • Lecturers (1-2 semesters)
    • Supplementary grants (travel only)
    • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship (1 AY)
    • Teacher exchange program (school year)
  • 6. Characteristics of the program
    • Nation-wide
    • All fields of sciences and arts
    • Equal opportunity
    • Three-step evaluation of applications:
      • eligibility check
      • peer review
      • interview
    • Applications evaluated by native and American experts
    • Decisions made by the Fulbright Board
  • 7. Time Line for Hungarian Fulbright Applicants
    • Late February Announcement of grant opportunities
    • March - May Application period
    • May - July Initial processing, screening, interviews
    • October Selection, submission to Washington
    • February Final decision by the Board in Washington
    • March Notification of grantees
    • June Orientation for the outgoing Hungarian grantees
    • From August Program begins in the U.S.
  • 8. Fulbright Commission Budapest
    • Budapest Tel.: 462-8040 Fax: 252-0266
    • Baross u. 62. [email_address]
    • H-1082 www.fulbright.hu