What is The International Fulbright Science & Technology Award?

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State sponsors the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award for Outstanding Foreign Students (Fulbright S&T) to provide exceptional foreign students with an opportunity to pursue Ph.D. study at top U.S. universities.

Fulbright S&T is designed to be the most prestigious international scholarship in science and technology and to demonstrate the United States' commitment to welcoming top-notch future researchers and leaders to pursue serious scientific study and research at U.S. institutions.

Grantees receive three years of funding from ECA followed by support from their U.S.host institution until the completion of Ph.D. programs.

"The S&T program conference allowance has allowed me to share my research and learn from colleagues in the field."

Poetro Sambegoro


"The S&T research and travel allowances have provided me with terrific opportunities not available to other students in my program."

Rebecca Best


John Alexis Guerra Gomez (S&T ’08) discusses his research project with Bill Gates at the 2010 Fulbright Prize Ceremony.

John Alexis Guerra Gomez


"The S&T Enrichment Seminars provides a valuable opportunity to visit cutting-edge scientific labs and meet with top researchers across the U.S."

Vijay Narasimhan


Fulbright S&T Spotlight

Chile’s Eduardo Bendek (S&T ’08) looks to the stars but keeps his feet firmly on the ground as he builds bridges between the U.S. and Chilean optical science communities by organizing an Optics Outreach Abroad Program.  For Eduardo’s report, documentary videos, pictures, and more, click here>

Three Win HHMI Fellowship

Congratulations to 2008 Fulbright S&T Fellows Jonathan Rameseder, Laura Sasportas, and Joel Zylberberg, who recently received the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s prestigious HHMI International Student Research Fellowship, which provides funding for biomedical research. For more information, click here>