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Fulbright Program Overview

Fulbright creates connections in a complex and changing world, offering programs for passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds. These Fulbrighters enrich their educations, advance their careers—and make meaningful contributions abroad and at home. Upon returning to their home countries, institutions, or classrooms, they share their stories and often continue the work they started abroad—and join thousands of alumni serving as leaders across the globe.

For more than 70 years, we’ve believed that by living and learning together with people of different cultures, we can shape a more positive vision of our communities and our world. Our mission is vital: to forge lasting connections, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals.

America’s flagship international exchange program, Fulbright, is managed globally in collaboration with 49 unique binational Fulbright Commissions and 110+ U.S. embassies. Through our unique international educational and cultural exchange programs, Fulbright’s diverse and dynamic network of scholars, alumni, and globe partners fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, shares knowledge across communities, and improves lives around the world.

One connection at a time, Fulbright brings people closer together and moves nations closer to a more peaceful world.

“The Fulbright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.”

— by Senator J. William Fulbright

J. William Fulbright: Scholarships and Soft Power, Forum, BBC

Foundation for Scholarly Exchange

The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan), supported by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Taiwan’s Ministry of Education (MOE), and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), is one of the 49 bilateral organizations in the world established specifically to administer the Fulbright educational exchange program. The other 100+ bilateral Fulbright programs are administered by U.S. embassies.

Our Vision

A world with a little more knowledge and a little less conflict.

Our Mission

Awarding Scholarships

Building Knowledge

Cultural Exchange

Developing Long-term Relationships

Enhancing Taiwanese-American Ties

Core Values

Internationalizatoin

Diversity

Free Inquiry

Generosity

Service

Short History

Over the past 60+ years, the Foundation has financed over 1,600 Taiwan grantees to the U.S. and more than 1,700 U.S. grantees to Taiwan. In 1962, the Foundation began the U.S. Education Information Center providing Taiwan students with information about studying in the U.S. Starting in 2003 with 8 teachers, the Foundation began cooperating with Yilan County Government in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) project. Over 15 years, the partnerships have extended to Kaohsiung City, Kinmen County, Taichung City, Taipei City, NTCPA, Taitung County, Hualien County, and Changhua County. In 2020, 132 Fulbright ETAs serve in local schools.

Partnerships

Started in 2014, the Foundation developed its first strategic partners with the private sector and universities. The Formosa Plastics Group instituted a joint scholarship to support Taiwanese Scholars and Professionals in Early Intervention and Geriatric Health Promotion and provided financial support for Taitung ETAs. The Taiwan Cement Corporation joined in 2018 to support the ETA program. New MA and Ph.D. scholarships for Americans were instituted with National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University, National Cheng Kung University, and National Taiwan Normal University.

60 Years of Educational Exchange

In 2017, the Foundation celebrated the 60 Years of Educational Exchange with a Fulbright Thought Leader Forum on the theme of “Leadership Challenge: Equity, Ethics, and Globalization.” In addition, the Ministry of Culture also instituted a joint scholarship to support Taiwanese Professionals in Arts Administration, Policy Research and Development, International Marketing in Art and Culture, and Copyright Policy Studies in Art and Culture. In all, up to 234 awards are now available for U.S. and Taiwan grantees.

60 Years of Educational Exchange

Over the past 60 years, the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (FSE) or Fulbright Taiwan has financed
over 3000 Taiwan and U.S. grantees for educational and cultural exchange.
Refer to Selection & Annual Reports, Facts & Numbers, and Special Projects to learn more about the
continued vibrancy of educational exchange.
1946
The Fulbright Act
1947
United States Educational
Foundationin China
1957
The Fulbright Program
in Taiwan
1962
U.S. Education Information
Center established
1964
A new educational and
cultural exchange
agreement is signed
1979
The Foundation renamed
as the Foundation for
Scholarly Exchange
1992
Taiwan Fulbright Alumni
Association is founded
2003
First ETA program
started in Yilan County
2008
Second ETA program
started in Kaohsiung City
2010
New exchange of letters between TECRO and
AIT concerning FSE are signed
2012 — 2018
New ETA programs
started at Taipei, Taichung,
Kinmen, NTCPA, Taitung,
Hualien, and Changhua
2014 — 2018
Developed strategic partners
with the private sector and
universities to institute joint
scholarship
2017
Celebrated the “60
Years of Educational
Exchange” with the
theme of “Leadership
Challenge: Equity, Ethics,
and Globalization.”
2020
1,700 American Alumni
1,600 Taiwanese Alumni
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60 Years of Educational Exchange

Over the past 60 years, the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (FSE) or Fulbright Taiwan has financed over 3000 Taiwan and U.S. grantees for educational and cultural exchange.
Refer to Selection & Annual Reports, Facts & Numbers, and Special Projects to learn more about the continued vibrancy of educational exchange.
1946
The Fulbright Act
1947
United States Educational
Foundation in China
1957
The Fulbright Program
in Taiwan
1962
U.S. Education Information
Center established
1964
A new educational
and cultural exchange
agreement is signed
1979
The Foundation renamedas the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange
1992
Taiwan Fulbright Alumni Association is founded
2003
First ETA program started in Yilan County
2008
Second ETA program started in Kaohsiung City
2010
New exchange of letters between TECRO and AIT concerning FSE are signed
2012 — 2018
New ETA programs started at Taipei, Taichung, Kinmen, NTCPA, Taitung, Hualien, and Changhua
2014 — 2018
Developed strategic partners with the private sector and universities to institute joint scholarship
2017
Celebrated the “60 Years of Educational Exchange” with the theme of “Leadership Challenge: Equity, Ethics, and Globalization.”
2020
1,700 American Alumni
1,600 Taiwanese Alumni
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Next

Board of Directors

Honorary Chair

W. Brent Christensen

Director
American Institute in Taiwan

U.S. Member, Chair

Diane Sovereign

Chief
Public Diplomacy Section, American Institute in Taiwan

taiwan member

Andy Cheu-An Bi

Director General
Department of International and Cross-Strait Education, Ministry of Education

U.S. member

William Joseph Eaton

Associate Professor
Department of History, National Chengchi University

taiwan member

Douglas Yu-Tien Hsu

Director General
Department of North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

taiwan member

Chin-shing Huang

Vice President
Academia Sinica

taiwan member

Chung-Ming Kuan

President
National Taiwan University

U.S. Member

Luke Martin

Cultural Affairs Officer
Public Diplomacy Section, American Institute in Taiwan

U.S. Member, Treasurer

Deena Parker

Chief
Consular Section, American Institute in Taiwan

U.S. Member

David P. Sun

Senior Executive Vice President
Cathay Financial Holdings

taiwan member

Jing-jyi Wu

Endowed Chair in Creativity and Professor Emeritus
Center for Creativity and Innovation Studies, National Chengchi University

Ex. Officio

Randall L. Nadeau

Executive Director
Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan)

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Staff

Executive Director

Randall L. Nadeau​

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100 
Email: rnadeau@fulbright.org.tw

Academic Programs

Program Director

Lisa Lin

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x112
Email: llin@fulbright.org.tw

U.S. Traditional Program Manager

Charlie Cheng

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x135
Email: ccheng@fulbright.org.tw

Program Manager of Education USA

Clarence Fu

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x142
Email: cfu@fulbright.org.tw

CSAT Program Specialist

Astin Chang

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x193
Email: achang@fulbright.org.tw

Alumni Program Specialist

Dalia Chang

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x152
Email: dchang@fulbright.org.tw

Taiwan Traditional Program Coordinator

Edith Wang

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x143
Email: ewang@fulbright.org.tw

U.S. Traditional Program Assistant

Charlene Wang

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x191
Email: cwang@fulbright.org.tw

English Teaching Assistant Program

Program Director

Kelly Chang

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x136
Email: kchang@fulbright.org.tw

Education and Training Specialist

Kelly Lin

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x155
Email: klin@fulbright.org.tw

English Teaching Advisor

Kevvy Yang

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100 x125
Email: kyang@fulbright.org.tw

Kaohsiung ETA Program Specialist

Fonda Mao

Tel: 886-7-211-0382
Email: fmao@fulbright.org.tw

Program Coordinator

Ariel Peng

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x192
Email: arielpeng@fulbright.org.tw 

Taipei ETA Program Coordinator

Sonia Chan

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x139
Email: schan@fulbright.org.tw

Kinmen ETA Program Coordinator

Carrie Chen

Tel: 886-82-336-835
Email: cchen@fulbright.org.tw

Hualien ETA Program Coordinator

Gill Jiang

Tel: 886-3-824-6395
Email: gjiang@fulbright.org.tw

Changhua ETA Program Coordinator

Carly Lin

Tel: 886-4-839-3012
Email: carlylin@fulbright.org.tw

Taitung ETA Program Coordinator

Ina Wu

Tel: 886-89-323-271 x305
Email: iwu@fulbright.org.tw

Taichung ETA Program Assistant Coordinator

Yuwen Chen

Tel: 886-4-2708-7412  x775
Email: ychen@fulbright.org.tw

Yunlin ETA Program Assistant Coordinator

Joyce Lin

Tel: 886-5-552-4409
Email: jlin@fulbright.org.tw

Kinmen ETA Program Assistant Coordinator

Vergil Lu

Tel: 886-82-336-835
Email: vlyu@fulbright.org.tw

Taipei ETA Program Assistant Coordinator

Kenny Shih

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x129
Email: kshih@fulbright.org.tw

Yilan ETA Program Assistant Coordinator

Henry Yang

Tel: 886-3-932-9222
Email: hyang@fulbright.org.tw

Finance & Administration

Director of Finance & Administration

Cherry Yen

Tel: 886-89-323-271  x305
Email: cyen@fulbright.org.tw

IT & HR Manager

Eric Chen

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x183
Email: echen@fulbright.org.tw

Creative Strategist & Marketing Manager

Sam Chiou

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x181
Email: schiou@fulbright.org.tw

Events & Financial Specialist

Vicky Tsai

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x131
Email: vtsai@fulbright.org.tw

Administrative Assistant

Jeff Wang

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x137
Email: jwang@fulbright.org.tw  

HR & Financial Assistant

Yuri Yu

Tel: 886-2-2388-2100  x128
Email: yyu@fulbright.org.tw