California State University, Fullerton

The Fulbright Program

Dr. Ania Basinska (faculty at AMU), Dr. Melinda Pierson (center), and Dean of Educational Studies, Dr. Zbyszko Melosik (AMU) celebrate their partnership after Dr. Pierson's Fulbright lecture to the faculty in the College of Educational Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.   |   Read story...

According to the Fulbright website,"the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Approximately 310,000 “Fulbrighters,” have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 new grants annually. Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide." Comprehensive information about the Fulbright Scholar Program can be found at www.cies.org/Fulbright/.

Cal State Fullerton is home to a vibrant and diverse community of students and faculty. This community is enhanced by the participation of its members in the Fulbright program. Since 1980, forty Cal State Fullerton faculty members have been honored as Fulbright Scholars traveling to countries as far away as Poland and as near as Mexico. In addition, each semester our university is enriched by Fulbright students and faculty from abroad who choose to study and teach at Cal State Fullerton through the Fulbright visiting scholar program.

Campus Contacts:

Fulbright Campus Representative (Faculty Fulbright Programs):
Dr. Harry L. Norman, Associate Vice President, International Programs
University Hall 244J
(657) 278-3147; hnorman@fullerton.edu

Fulbright Campus Representative (Faculty Development or Grants/Sponsored Programs):
Ms. LayTuan Tan
Director, International Programs
University Hall 244F
657-278-5845; lttan@fullerton.edu

Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA; Student Fulbright Programs):
Dr. Volker Janssen, Department of History
Humanities 815A
(657) 278-2360; vjanssen@fullerton.edu