"The Fulbright Fellowship is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Approximately 318,000 “Fulbrighters,” 119,800 from the United States and 197,600 from other countries, have participated in the Program since its inception more than seventy years ago."
"The NAF-Fulbright Grant brings scholars from the Netherlands and the United States to the United States and the Netherlands respectively to pursue opportunities to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The exchange between the two counties follows in the NAF’s mission of strengthening the ties between the two countries."