The Fulbright program is one of the world's most prestigious
government scholarship programs and was established in 1946 under a law
proposed by prominent Arkansas Senator James William Fulbright, after whom it
was named. Since then, 300,000 "Fulbrighters" have participated.
Approximately 8,000 scholarships are distributed annually in 155 countries.
Former Fulbright participants include Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize
winners, governors and senators, ambassadors and artists, judges, prime
ministers and heads of state, prominent professors and scientists.
The J. William Fulbright Commission is an intergovernmental
Czech-American organization established to support educational, scientific, and
cultural exchanges between the Czech Republic and the United States through
scholarship programs and counseling and information services. The main mission
of the Fulbright Commission is to build and promote mutual understanding
between the peoples of the two states through cultural exchanges in the field
More information here: https://www.fulbright.cz/en/