To discuss and promote the Fulbright and other scholarship programs, PAEF will conduct outreach presentations at U.P.-Baguio on March 7 at 3:00-4:30 pm; Saint Louis University’s American Corner at the 4th floor of Vath Library building on March 8 at 9:00-10:30am; and, Benguet State University on March 8 at 3:00-4:30 pm.
Desiring to increase mutual understanding and peaceful relations between the people of the United States and those of other countries, the late Senator J. William Fulbright introduced the Fulbright Program which is an international educational exchange program established by the U.S. Congress in 1946 under legislation. The program is administered by the U.S. government in cooperation with 141 countries around the world. It emphasizes academic and professional excellence with awards based on open competition.
“The Fulbright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship,” Senator Fulbright said.
The Fulbright Program was established in the Philippines on March 23, 1948 through an executive agreement signed by the representatives of the Philippine and U.S. governments creating a bi-national commission which is now called the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF).
PAEF administers the Fulbright Program which awards study, lecturing, research grants and fellowships. To date, it has given almost 2,000 awards to Filipinos and over 700 awards to Americans.
The Foundation announces the Fulbright Student Program for 2013-2014 for graduate studies (i.e., for master’s or PhD) and non-degree doctoral research studies. The application period for the Fulbright student competition is until March 23, 2012.
PAEF is also promoting the competition for the 2013-2014 Fulbright Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program for advanced research in agriculture in the U.S. The competition period ends this March 30. PAEF seeks qualified professionals with extensive research experience in agriculture, fisheries and veterinary medicine who are interested in applying for advanced research.
It also seeks applicants for the Fulbright Foreign Language Assistants Program (until April 30) and the International Leaders in Education Program for high school teachers of Math, Science, English, and Social Studies (until March 30).
To discuss and promote the Fulbright and other scholarship programs, PAEF will conduct outreach presentations at U.P.-Baguio on March 7 at 3:00-4:30 pm; Saint Louis University’s American Corner at the 4th floor of Vath Library building on March 8 at 9:00-10:30am; and, Benguet State University on March 8 at 3:00-4:30 pm. PAEF encourages potential and eligible faculty members, university staff and officials who are looking for educational opportunities in the U.S., and committed to serve and return to the Philippines upon completion of their Fulbright grants.
The Fulbright scholarship for graduate studies is NOT open to those whose areas of specialization are in health-related fields, engineering, medicine, applied sciences and applied math.
Information about the fellowship program and the application forms can be downloaded from the PAEF website www.fulbright.org.ph.
PAEF is willing to spend time with faculty members and qualified applicants who have completed the first three pages of the application form. Tips will be given on how to complete the rest of the requirements.
Those who plan to attend the presentation in SLU may contact the author on or before March 6 for reservation through 444-8246 (to 48) local 279 or email
For any PAEF-related concerns and Education USA inquiries, you may visit the Office for Linkages and Exchange Programmes, 2/F SLU Burgos Administrative Center during Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 3:00 to 5:00pm.