About PAEF
Administrators and Cooperating Agencies

PAEF works with the following agencies in administering the Fulbright program:

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), 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.


Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) (www.eca.state.gov)

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs works to build friendly, peaceful relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports and professional exchanges, as well as public – private partnerships.


Institute of International Education (IIE) (www.iie.org)

IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. IIE is committed to delivering program excellence to a diverse range of participants, sponsors, and donors.


Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) (www.cies.org)

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the scholar division of the Institute of International Education (IIE), is well known for its expertise and extensive experience in conducting international exchange programs for scholars and university administrators.

CIES maintains deep ties with the higher education community in the United States and abroad, including individual universities and colleges, major scholarly organizations, and academic associations. CIES also collaborates with a network of bi-national Fulbright Commissions in 50 countries and 90 U.S. diplomatic posts around the world.


U.S. Embassy – Manila (www.manila.usembassy.gov)

The Embassy exercises many different functions in its official representation to the Philippine government. These include political, administrative, economic, public diplomacy, and consular affairs managed under the Ambassador by counselors from the Department of State.


World Learning (www.worldlearning.org)

World Learning Inc. is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries. They envision a just world, driven by engaged citizens and thriving communities. World Learning’s mission is to empower people and strengthen institutions through education, development, and exchange programs.


International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) (www.irex.org)

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with their partners in more than 125 countries.