Currently, there are active Fulbright Programs in more than 155 countries. The majority of the Fulbright Program is individual country programs, which are for the exchange between citizens of the United States and a particular partner country. There are also programs which are specific to one region of the world. Regional programs may consider candidates for grants to the U.S. from a selected group of countries in a region or allow Americans to apply to complete projects in one of a selection of countries as a regional program grantee. Worldwide programs offer a specific number of opportunities worldwide to citizens of selected or all eligible countries. The Fulbright Program is based on binational partnerships and open, merit-based competition. Fulbrighters are offered unique opportunities for enrichment and leadership development as well as access to facilities and a vast community of alumni. Approximately 7,000 Fulbright grants are awarded annually. Must be a U.S. citizen.