The Fulbright Program is the international program for exchange of scholars and students founded by the US senator James William Fulbright in 1946 and funded by the United States government.
The main idea of the program reflects that understanding and interaction between different peoples are only possible based on the knowledge of the world and respect to the various world. International academic exchanges for students, scholars, teachers, artists that get financial support have to encourage this idea implementing.
Exchanges are conducted based on the principle of "cross” education meaning that American students study abroad while foreign students do in the USA.
Nowadays the programme covers more than 155 countries. In 50 of them, regional commissions for programme management were created. In Ukraine that joined the programme in 1992 such commission is in Kyiv. More than 900 Ukrainian students and researchers won the scholarship for 22 years of programme work in Ukraine.