Fulbright Taiwan 2008
Photography By Hung Jr -Shiu (Scott Hsu)
About Fulbright Taiwan
The Foundation's purpose is to promote cooperation and understanding between the people of
Taiwan and the U.S. through educational exchange. It has been both a pioneer and a mirror in
Taiwan, always being one of the ﬁrst to identify and respond to the needs of various phases of
Taiwan's development. Thus, in the early years it concentrated on exchanges in the areas of
engineering, science, and economics. The focus gradually changed to social sciences and humanities
As a result, many of the leaders in social movements concerned with women's rights, democracy,
copyright law, child abuse, urbanization, etc., are Fulbright alumni. In recent years, the Foundation
has been emphasizing culture and the arts.
The Foundation had sent over 1000 Taiwan Fulbright grantees to the U.S. and more than 700
American Fulbright grantees have come to Taiwan. In 2005-2006, 15 American lecturers and
researchers, and 23 American students, received grants to come to Taiwan under the Fulbright
program; 25 Taiwan researchers, 17 Taiwan students, and 3 Taiwan non-academic professionals
received Fulbright grants to go to the U.S. Financially, 50-50 parity in contributions from the U.S.
and Taiwan was reached in 1992. Taiwan also provides in-kind contributions in the form of free
housing for all lecturers, and salaries for some lecturers. The U.S. side provides placement as well as
insurance for the grantees.