Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF)

The Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) is a binational organization responsible for the administration of the Fulbright exchanges between the Philippines and the United States, the Hubert H. Humphrey fellowships, and the East-West Center scholarships. It also serves as a clearinghouse for information on educational institutions and programs in the Philippines and the United States.

PAEF was established through an executive agreement signed by the governments of the United States and the Philippines on March 23, 1948 to carry out educational exchanges involving students, academics and professionals from both countries. Since 1948, Fulbright grants have been awarded to 1,700 Filipinos and 700 Americans for graduate degree study, teaching and research in the Philippines and the United States. Close to 400 graduate degree awards and 2,000 non-degree grants have been given to Filipinos through the East-West Center program. Another 70 Filipino professionals have gone to the United States on Humphrey fellowships. The Philippine program is the world’s longest continuing Fulbright program. It has enriched several generations of Filipinos and Americans. Living in a different culture, forming lasting friendships with colleagues in foreign countries and sharing new horizons are all part of what has come to be known as the “Fulbright experience.”

Principal funding support for the exchange programs administered by PAEF comes from the United States and the Philippine governments. In addition, the Philippine Department of Agriculture, the Philippine Commission on Higher Education, the Washington SyCip Family Foundation, Northwest Airlines, the Freeman Foundation and the Fund for Assistance to Private Education have generously supported the Fulbright Program in the Philippines. Other organizations and institutions, including US and Philippine universities, contribute through direct and indirect cost-sharing.

While continuing to strengthen links with the academic and policy community, PAEF will broaden partnerships with the private sector and build new connections with business and philanthropic organizations in order to carry on its mission of recruiting the best and the brightest young leaders and professionals for the service of Philippine and American societies.

Organizations and corporations can be part of the best known and most prestigious scholarship program in the world by being a sponsor of Fulbright awards. Sponsoring a scholarship award or awards earns the institution the right to have its name linked to the prestigious Fulbright name. Organizations may also sponsor Fulbright publications and orientation programs for scholars.

PAEF-Educational Information and Advising Center
10/F Ayala Life-FGU Center-Makati
6811 Ayala Avenue
1226 Makati City
Tel No: (632) 812-0945
(632) 812-5890
Fax No: (632) 812-0822

Bacolod City
Dr. Marie Therese V. Jochico
University of St. La Salle
La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City 6100
Tel/Fax No.: (034) 435-2594

Baguio City
Mr. Gil Reoma
St. Louis University
Baguio City
Tel No: (074) 444-8246 loc. 310
Fax No: (074) 442-2842

Davao City
Dr. May Eleanor B. Ursos
Ateneo de Davao University
E. Jacinto St., Davao City 8016
Tel. No.: (082) 221-2411 loc. 8322, 8602
Fax. No.: (082) 226-4116

Dumaguete City
Dr. Earl Jude Cleope
Mr. Regan P. Jomao-as
1st Flr. Main Library
Silliman University
Dumaguete City

Tel. No: (035) 422-6002 loc. 516, 355

Iloilo City
Ms. Josephine T. Fernandez
Central Philippine University
Henry Luce III Library, Iloilo City 5000
Tel No.: (033) 329-1971 to 79 loc. 1019
Tel/Fax No.: (033) 320-3582; 320-3685

Zamboanga City
Dr. Servando Halili, Jr.
Graduate School
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Zamboanga City
Tel. No.: (062) 991-0871 loc. 2000, 2001
Fax No.: (062) 991-0870


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