Fulbright New Zealand
- Member for
- 5 years 3 months
Fulbright New Zealand, Te Tūāpapa Mātauranga o Aotearoa me Amerika, offers a range of exchange awards for New Zealanders and Americans wanting to study, research, teach or present their work in each other’s country. Fulbright NZ was established by bilateral treaty in 1948 to administer the Fulbright exchange programme in New Zealand.
With additional funding support from MFAT (announced 2018), a wide range of programmes and opportunities can now be considered by New Zealand grantees and a broad range of New Zealanders are being supported to get there. Grantees now have the opportunity for a second year of funding from Fulbright NZ, to support them in multi-year study and research programmes.
The global Fulbright programme aims to promote mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchanges, so nations might learn at last to live in peace and friendship. It was an initiative of American Senator J. William Fulbright from Arkansas, who in the aftermath of WWII believed that mutual understanding between different countries and cultures was crucial to ensure a peaceful future for the world.
The Fulbright values and mission are as important today as they have ever been:
- International educational and cultural exchange for passionate and accomplished people of all backgrounds to study, teach, or pursue important research and professional projects.
- Lasting connections among your global network of scholars, alumni, global partners, and educational communities that lead to lifelong collaborations.
- Mutual understanding that counters misunderstandings and helps nations and people solve pressing problems and work together toward common goals