The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 when the senator from Arkansas J. William Fulbright introduced a bill in the US Congress to “enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries”.
The Fulbright Program started in Italy in 1948. It is funded and managed jointly by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the US Department of State through the US-Italy Fulbright Commission.
The Fulbright Commission fosters cultural exchanges between Italy and the United States and promotes study, research and teaching in Italy and the United States through scholarships for Italian and US citizens.
Italian and U.S. candidates at all degree levels and in all fields of study are eligible for the Fulbright Scholarships: B.S./B.A. graduates or graduating seniors, master’s and doctoral candidates, young professionals, scholars and artists.
Fulbright scholarships include a lump-sum travel allowance and health care benefit plan for the whole grant period.
Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the Fulbright Commission website and to contact the Commission for further information: