On September 22 at his residence, Ambassador Jones hosted 43 newly arrived American Fulbright Scholars from America who will spend the next academic year in different cities across Poland. He also hosted counterparts from the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission and Polish colleagues who host and help mentor the Fulbright scholars at various universities around the country.
The 38 American students and professors will be based at universities in Warszawa, Kraków, Poznań, Gdańsk, Katowice, Opole, Wrocław, Białystok, Szczecin, Łódź, Zabrze, Rzeszów, Koszalin, Czestochowa, Kalisz and Łomża. They will conduct research and scientific programs in such fields as astronomy, art, engineering, medicine, literature and many other areas. Their profiles can be viewed on the Fulbright Commission website.
Fulbright is the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world. It was initiated by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic exchange. So far over 370,000 students and scientists participated in the program in over 160 countries. In Poland, the Fulbright Program has offered scholarships since 1959 owing to joint financial effort of both countries: the USA and Poland. Since its conception, more than 4,000 Poles have participated in the program.
Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, arts and science, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics. They have won 54 Nobel Prizes, and 82 Pulitzer Prizes. 33 Fulbright alumni have served as heads of state or government.
In Poland, Fulbright scholarships are addressed to researchers and students who want to pursue master or doctoral studies in the USA.
You can find more information about scholarships here: http://en.fulbright.edu.pl/grants-for-american-citizens/