During this year of celebration for the Fulbright Program’s 75th anniversary, we encourage all program alumni and partners to share their Fulbright experiences with us, engage with their local communities and schools, and join the diverse and dynamic network of Fulbrighters around the world.
Keep up with 75th Anniversary Events
Watch this space to learn more about how program alumni and partners are celebrating the Fulbright Program’s 75th anniversary. Be sure to connect with Fulbright to stay up to date with all of our upcoming events.
The Fulbright Program Presents: An Evening of Poetry
On March 18, 2021, the Fulbright Program hosted a virtual event in celebration of World Poetry Day and the Fulbright Program’s 75th Anniversary. Hosted by 2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Storyteller and spoken word artist, Alyea Pierce, the evening included readings and reflections from 1993-1995 U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove. Featured Fulbright Alumni poets included MacArthur “Genius” fellow, Ruth Behar, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award recipient, Elisa Gonzales, and Motown Mic Spoken Word Artist of the Year, William Langford.The Fulbright Program Presents: An Evening of Poetry
A Conversation with Dr. Jeffrey C. Stewart
On February 25, 2021, the Fulbright Program hosted a virtual event celebrating the accomplishments of Fulbright alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Dr. Jeffrey C. Stewart, and exploring the themes of his acclaimed biography, “The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke.” Dr. Stewart presented a brief overview of Locke’s biography before engaging in conversation with Fulbright alumna Dr. Joanne Braxton, a prominent scholar of African American Literature and Culture.A Conversation with Dr. Jeffrey C. Stewart
John Hope Franklin: Redefining the American Story
On February 19, 2021, the Fulbright Program hosted a virtual event exploring the life and legacy of celebrated historian, scholar, activist, author, and Fulbright alumnus, Dr. John Hope Franklin, who documented the integral role of Black Americans in U.S. history with his pivotal work, From Slavery to Freedom (1947).Read the article
2020-21 Fulbright Top Producing Institutions Announced
Join us in congratulating the 2020-21 Top Producing Institutions of Fulbright U.S. Students and Scholars. These institutions, who reflect the geographic and institutional diversity of higher education in the United States, had the most Fulbrighters in certain categories.Read the article
Fulbright Impact in the Field: Global Health & COVID-19 Reunion Panel
The Fulbright Impact in the Field panel series provides a space for Fulbright alumni experts to share their insights and how Fulbright impacts local and global communities. The Global Heath & COVID-19 Reunion Panel on January 29, 2021 reunited the original panelists from the May 2020 event for a follow-up discussion on COVID-19 treatments, research, vaccines, and more.Read the lessons learned and key takeaways
National Archives Signs MOU with Fulbright for Archival Science Fellowship
The National Archives and the Fulbright Program have formalized a new partnership to establish the first-ever Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship, which supports archival science education, conservation, and research.Read the Press Release
Amizade Partners with Fulbright for Virtual Service Week
Amizade, a global service-learning organization, partnered with Fulbright to host a series of webinars around service with diverse communities in the United States. Read more about these inspiring conversations and learn about how Fulbrighters are continuing to take action.Read the Article
Fulbright Partners with National Park Service
The Fulbright Program and the National Park Service signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), combining efforts, resources, and ideas to increase environmental and cultural awareness throughout the world through Fulbright exchanges.Read the Article
Fulbright Celebrates 75th Anniversary
For 75 years, Fulbright has been a mainstay of U.S. public diplomacy, strengthening binational relationships, reducing misunderstanding, and forging lasting connections around the world. Read more about the Fulbright Program and this upcoming celebration year at DipNote, the U.S. Department of State’s official blog.Read the Blog Post
Connect with Fulbright Alumni
Expand your network of fellow Fulbrighters to create positive change.
Join the Fulbrighter platform.
The Fulbrighter networking platform is the exclusive online community for current Fulbrighters and alumni worldwide. With over 20,000 users, this platform inspires Fulbrighters to connect, network, engage, and collaborate with their peers through discussions, interest groups, and virtual activities. To learn more about Fulbrighter or to join, click below.
Join your local chapter of the Fulbright Association.
For Fulbright alumni in the United States, the Fulbright Association has 54 volunteer-led chapters across the country. Chapters organize programs and events that provide Fulbright alumni and visiting Fulbrighters with diverse opportunities for networking, professional development, mentoring, cultural enrichment, and community service. Find yours in the link below to volunteer and learn about programs.
Not in the United States?
To learn more about what Fulbright alumni groups are active in your area, please contact your local Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy.
Discover Fulbright Program news and updates.
Egyptologist and Fulbright alumnus Dr. Zahi Hawass’ discovery “has been hailed as one of the most important archaeological finds since Tutankhamun’s tomb.”
The U.S. alumni organization of the Fulbright Program, the Fulbright Association, is sharing stories of inspirational Fulbrighters throughout 2021.
On March 23-24, the new cohort of Fulbright Arctic Scholars held a virtual meeting to kick off their 18-month collaborative research program.
William Carter was unable to read until the age of 13 because of his severe dyslexia and dyspraxia. He is now on a Fulbright at the University of California, Berkeley.
Texas Christian University (TCU) launched a site that celebrates TCU Fulbrighters and their stories.
Travel writer, multimedia journalist, and Fulbright alumnus Sebastian Modak was named the new Editor-at-Large for Lonely Planet.
Eyþór Kamban Þrastarson, a Fulbright fellow (Iceland to the U.S., 2015) and a manager of a Erasmus collaboration project that aims to empower and enable young people that are blind and visually impaired, discusses the impact Fulbright made on his life.
We congratulate the 2020-21 Top Producing Institutions of Fulbright U.S. Students and Scholars, who had the most Fulbrighters in certain categories.
Fulbright Japan announced that Rakuten, Inc. has committed to establishing the Fulbright-Mikitani Memorial Grant to support future Japanese participants.
The National Archives and the State Department formalized a new partnership to establish the Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship.
Fulbright and the National Park Service signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), increasing environmental and cultural awareness worldwide.
Read more about the Fulbright Program’s 75th anniversary celebration in DipNote, the U.S. Department of State’s official blog.
Take a look back at the program’s highlights and milestones in an unprecedented year.
Now back from the field, the four 2019-20 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellows share their research and photos.
Organizations around the world are celebrating Fulbright's 75th Anniversary.