Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – As the first American-style university in Vietnam committed to academic independence, open inquiry, research, and critical analysis, embedded in Vietnamese society, FUV represents an exciting venture in the continuing line of higher education exchange that infuses the US-Vietnam relationship. On June 6th, 2017, at a ceremony hosted by US Ambassador Ted Osius, FUV received grant awards totaling $15.5 million dollars from the U.S. Government in support of the development of the university. This support includes a three-year $7.2M USAID award to FUV and an $8.3M grant from the Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs administered through TUIV.