Dear Friends of Fulbright,
Fulbright Slovakia joins the world celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program today, and affirms the importance of mutual understanding between nations remaining steadfast in its dedication to strengthen relationships between the United States and Slovakia, through cultural and educational exchange.
On August 1, 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed the act that launched the Fulbright Program, which enhances mutual understanding and helps people and nations work together toward common goals. The Fulbright Program connects the United States with more than 160 partner countries worldwide, Slovakia being one of them.
Since the inception of the Fulbright Program in 1946, over 400,000 people from all backgrounds – recent graduates, teachers, scientists and researchers, artists, and more – have participated in the Fulbright Program to seek greater global understanding and advance ideas in the world we share.
Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, and include 60 Nobel Prize recipients, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 39 who have served as a head of state or government.
The Fulbright Program began in Slovakia in 1994 and has granted 362 awards to Slovak citizens who have had the opportunity to study, teach or conduct research in the U.S., and 381 American students, scholars, and professionals have been awarded Fulbright grants in a variety of academic fields in Slovakia.
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, we are launching a monthly Alumni Spotlight Series on our social media this Tuesday – highlighting Fulbrighters who make a lasting impact, share knowledge and improve lives across communities.