Program Sponsors


Susan Hung

Yu Lin Foundation, NYC

Raybin Q. Wong Foundation, NYC

Alumni Networks

Taiwan Fulbright Alumni Association

The Taiwan Fulbright Alumni Association consists of professionals and scholars who have studied or conducted research in the US over the last 60+ years.  After returning to Taiwan, most serve at their previous organizations. They teach, make contributions and provide feedback in each of their domains, and have significant influence on Taiwanese education, academia, culture, arts, and policy.  To stay in touch, enhance friendship, and promote international academic, cultural exchanges, the Taiwanese Fulbright alumni established the “Taiwan Fulbright Alumni Association” to serve as an exchange platform among alumni. The Taiwan Fulbright Alumni Association received its non-profit certificate from the Ministry of Interior in 1992.  Its first president was the former president of National Taiwan University, Dr. Zhen Sun.


The current and thirteenth president is Dr. Chien Fu Jeff Lin, the Chief Economist of CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd., the Emeritus Professor of the Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, and the former President of Taiwan Institute of Economic Research.


The Taiwan Fulbright Alumni Association holds its alumni supervisory committee coordination meeting between January and February and holds its alumni general conference between May and June.  A variety of alumni exchange activities are held annually, such as alumni reading clubs, concerts, and seminars on the experiences of studying in the US.  These provide Taiwanese Fulbright alumni an opportunity to exchange and share experiences in academia, culture, art, and education.

Taiwan Fulbright Alumni Association Board List 14th Cohort.pdf

Fulbrighter: A Global Community

Fulbrighter Global Network is the exclusive online networking platform where you can connect, network, engage and collaborate with the global community of Fulbright alumni and grantees. Launched in August 2019 and now the group has 15,000+ Fulbrighters registered.

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Fulbright Taiwan U.S. Alumni Network

“Officially established in May 2015, the Fulbright Taiwan U.S. Alumni Network already has over 250 members spread throughout the world. We believe that the common experience that we all share–living in one of the world’s loveliest countries– enables alumni to develop strong friendships over time. As such, our goal is to grow slowly but steadily. We created three chapters in areas with a high concentration of alumni, hosted a gathering in each location, and set up an Alumni Directory so that our members can connect with each other on an individual basis. But more than anything, we are here to pursue the Fulbright goal of international exchange by deepening and strengthening our mutual connection to Taiwan.”

Brian Bumpas


Fulbright Taiwan U.S. Alumni Network

Relevant Administration Institutions

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is under contract to the U.S. Department of State to organize publicity, receive and process applications, and make recommendations to FFSB for degree or non-degree students under the Fulbright Program. 
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is a division of IIE, facilitates international exchange program activities, and is contracted by the U.S. Department of State. CIES provides administrative services for all Fulbright scholars, especially in academic matters.
J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB), composed of 12 educational and public leaders appointed by the President of the United States, formulates policy for the administration of the program, establishes criteria for the selection of candidates, and approves candidates nominated for awards.

Support Us

Consider making a donation to support either the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program or the Fulbright Scholarship Program. Budgets are tight and getting tighter. Core funding is flat since 1985. Now is an important time to extend U.S.-Taiwan ties. We could use your help. Download our Annual Reports to learn about the program Impacts. (No donations will be used for administrative expenses.)