|TUSEF has given grants to over a thousand
Thai and more than four hundred American citizens. Fulbright
alumni can be found in the ranks of professionals from
nearly every area of Thai society, and a wide range of
academic and other fields in the United States.
Each year the program sends about a dozen Thais to
further their graduate studies in the States, some with
full grants covering all costs and others with partial
grants. The Foundation annually sends two or three Thai
senior scholars to an American university to undertake
research, or to lecture in their field of specialization.
At the same time, the Fulbright program has brought
American professors to Thai universities as visiting
American lecturers and consultants. In addition, a number
of American graduate students conduct research in Thailand
Beginning in 1980, the Foundation has administered
the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a one-year
non-degree program of internship and study in the U.S.,
designed for outstanding mid-career professionals. Approximately
46 Thais have used this program for career enhancement;
up to two grants are available annually.
Policies and directions for the Foundation are set
by a binational Board of Directors, half of whom are
appointed by the Thai government, and half by the American
Ambassador. In the United States, supervision of this
world-wide academic exchange program is undertaken by
the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB).
For the world-wide Fulbright Program, development
of program policies and selection criteria is undertaken
by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
appointed by the President of the United States.
The Thailand-United States Educational Foundation
directly administers or assists in the administration
of several categories of grants as listed in the 'Fulbright
Program' Section :-