For every politician who, through study abroad, has gained some appreciation of the world as a human community, untold numbers of ordinary citizens, as well as their leaders, may be guided away from parochialism and narrow nationalism to broader, more fruitful perspectives.
J. W. Fulbright
Fulbright Alumni Sailing Tour 2019
Every two years, we invite members and friends to join a sailing tour on the Baltic sea, organized by Clipper DJSDagmar who will also answer any question you may have.
Registration for Fulbright Family Weekend
The 2019 edition of the beloved Fulbright-Family Weekend will take place from May 30th to June 2nd 2019 for a relaxed weekend of joint activities.
If you are interested to participate, please contact Elke (registration deadline: February 25th).
Pro Tipp: You do not need to have children to attend!
this is a reminder for the online nominations of the 2019 Mulert Award!
Do not miss the great chance to win the attractive prize package, which includes an award ceremony at the German Fulbright Alumni
awarded project as well as many other great networking opportunities. The Call for Nominations online form ("Quick Drop") will be accessible until November 25, 2018. So hurry up!
The Mulert Award is bestowed annually to Fulbright researchers, artists, professionals and volunteers across disciplines, whose work reflects and advances discourse and peace through mutual understanding.
For further information, please refer to the Mulert Award page.
If there are any further questions and comments, please do not hesitate to get in contact with
The FRANKly, the annual magazine of the German Fulbright Alumni Organization, has been published in its 2018 edition. Make sure to check out the new issue as well as all previous editions in our download section.
Registration for the "Welcome Meeting 2018" is now open
Returnees, current and previous grantees and members of the Fulbright Alumni e.V. are now invited to register for and take part in the Welcome Meeting 2018, to be held on the weekend of October 26-28, 2018 in the beautiful city of Munich.
This meeting offers you the chance to get to know our Association and meet other people who have spent some time in the US (just recently or several years ago) or who are currently participating in their program in Germany. Sharing is caring; this event is a perfect opportunity to not only talk with others about your experiences but also to make your re-entry (or entry) into Germany easier by networking, chatting and socializing with like-minded people of diverse backgrounds and a similar open spirit.
The 28th edition of our yearly magazine, the FRANKly, is now available for download. Enjoy and make sure to check out also the other editions you can find in our download section!
Save the Date - Welcome Meeting 2017 in Munich
A great weekend is casting its shadow ahead!
We are happy to announce the date for the 2017 Welcome Meeting. From October 13th to October 15th, 2017 returnees, U.S.-grantees and "old hands" are gatering in the beautiful city of Munich. To give you an impression of the scope of the event: At the last meeting in 2016, around 200 Fulbrighters came together for a weekend in Hamburg. You may reserve your ticket here.
So mark your calendars! We hope to see you in Munich!
Mulert Award 2017 bestowed to "CEMPRENDE"
Pedro Marcial Cerrato, chief activist of CEMPRENDE, a collaboration and networking community for entrepreneurs in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, receices the Juergen Mulert Memorial Award on Mutual Understanding 2017.
The award ceremony will be held in Mainz on March 18, 2017, during the Association's annual Winter Ball.
The FRANKly is the most important publication of the German Fulbright Alumni Association and published once a year, with every issue evolving around a particular topic. For the 2017 edition, we are now pleased to publish the call for articles. We invite the submission of fascinating experiences, witty opinions, unique insights, and thoughtful outlooks on the topic "Fulbright in a Post-Truth Age".
In case of any questions, please contact the FRANKly editor for this year: Franziska Schmid.
Winterball 2017: Registration open
We are pleased to announce that you can now register for our 2017 general assembly and winterball, to be hosted in Mainz from March 17th through March 19th.
You can find more information about the program here. The Winter Ball is now fully booked, but you can still register for the Get Together and the General Assembly. Click here to register. Register and transfer the participation fee before March 3rd to avoid late fees!
The program for our annual general assembly and winterball, to be hosted in 2017 in the beautiful city of Mainz is now available online. Stay tuned for more information and the registration opening soon!
FRANKly 2016 available for Download
The 27th edition of our association's magazine "FRANKly" is now available online.
we are happy to announce the date for the 2017 Winterball and our annual Members' Assembly. The event will take place from March 17-19 in Mainz.
We will continue to publish more information as it becomes available on the Winterball page.
We look forward to seeing you!
We'd like to take a closer look on how digitalization has changed and is going to change higher education and particularly the Fulbright program. In the second part of that day we invite all guests to participate in one of two workshops that deal with a) the future of Fulbright or b) (in a more general view) how digitalization is changing the expectations of students, employers and institutions towards education.
An obituary: Remembering Dr. Rolf Hoffmann, Executive Director of the German Fulbright Commission
With great sadness we received word that Dr. Rolf Hoffmann (1953-2016) passed away on April 21, 2016 in Berlin.
Dr. Rolf Hoffmann served as the Executive Director of the German Fulbright Commission for 12 years. With extraordinary commitment to transatlantic friendship and exchange, he contributed to the development of the German Fulbright program.
The German Fulbright Alumni Association expresses its heartfelt condolence to the family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Hoffmann. We mourn the loss of a very important member of the transatlantic academic community and wish his family lots of strength.
Fulbright Alumni e.V. May, 2016
Registration for 2016 "Strategietagung" now open
Association members are now invited to register for and take part in the 2016 Strategietagung, to be held April 23rd-24th in Mannheim.
Different registration options exist, depending on length of stay and preferred from of accomodation.
Robert Lepenies, founder and manager of "Global Colleagues", a world-wide network for scholars, teachers and policy advisors fighting global poverty, receices the Juergen Mulert Memorial Award on Mutual Understanding 2016.
The award ceremony will be held in Berlin on January 23, 2016, during the Association's annual Winter Ball.
Discover the Fulbright Spirit with Regional Chapter Munich
Fulbrighters are involved in a wide spectrum of activities.
Are you interested in the future of aviation? How does artificial intelligence work? Or are you interested in more practical questions like how does the business schedule of a management consultant look like or how do I survive as a start-up company? Come join us and ask the experts!
Sign up as a participant and share your experience with us.
The 26th edition of our annual publication "FRANKly" has been released. You can download the 2015 issue here. Learn more about the FRANKly or download older editions.
Winterball 2016: Save the date
Dear Fulbrighters and Friends,
we are happy to inform you about the date for the 2016 Winterball and our annual Mitgliederversammlung. The event will happen from January 22nd to January 24th 2016 in Berlin.
We will continue to publish more information as it becomes available on the Winterball page.
We look forward to seeing you in the capital!
Welcome Meeting 2015: Capacity Reached / Waiting List Open
registrations for the WELCOME MEETING are exceeding the available slots. Therefore you will be put on a waiting list. We are currently consolidating the registrations received so far, and will have determined remaining slots by October 7TH at the latest. After that you will be immediately informed if we can confirm your registration. However, due to the space limitations there are no slots available for the Wine Reception on Friday Oct 16th nor the Brunch on Sunday 18th.
This year's Welcome Meeting will take place in Hamburg, October 16-18, 2015. Visit northern Germany for a weekend full of fun and Fulbright Spirit, hosted by the German Fulbright Alumni Association. Meet current and former Fulbrighters from Germany and the USA, network and share stories about your year abroad, participate in inspiring workshops and tours, enjoy a wine reception at the U.S. Consulate General Hamburg, have fun at a farewell party.
As a member of the advisory board of the German Fulbright Alumni Association, he was popular through his constant striving for mutual understanding and for a better world as well as through his outstanding kindness. He enriched many of our events by his presence and was highly esteemed by other members of the association.
The German Fulbright Alumni Association expresses its heartfelt condolence to the family and friends of Dr. Ulrich Littmann. We mourn the loss of a very important member of our association and wish his family lots of strength.
Fulbright Alumni e.V. August, 2015
Save the Date - Welcome Meeting in Hamburg, October 16-18
This year's Welcome Meeting will take place in Hamburg, October 16-18, 2015. Visit northern Germany for a weekend full of fun and Fulbright Spirit, hosted by the German Fulbright Alumni Association. Meet current and former Fulbrighters from Germany and the USA, network and share stories about your year abroad, and participate in inspiring workshops and tours. An invitation with all program details and registration information will follow soon but here are two main features: A wine reception at the U.S. Consulate General Hamburg and a concluding dinner followed by a farewell party. Thus, mark your calendar - October 16-18 - and take a trip up north!
This interdisciplinary conference, organised by the French Fulbright Alumni Association in Paris on November 20, refers to the importance of water being one of the most valuable resources. Do you have an academical or professional interest in water/environment? Do you want to participate or to contribute? Please direct all questions, ideas, and proposals to us.
You can now download the 2014 edition of our annual magazine FRANKly here. We also invite you to learn more about the FRANKly and browse through earlier issues available for download.
Save the date: November 14-16th - Welcome Meeting Hamburg
The 2014 Welcome Meeting will take place from November 14.-16. in the lovely city of Hamburg. Program and Registration will follow Early September!
The hanseatic city has to offer so many cultural highlights and distinctive corners of lifestyle and vibes that a weekend will only give you a little taste of what is awaiting you on a second, third or forth visit!
For this reason save the weekend of the 14 - 16 November 2014 for days with friends, friends to be, and the German Fulbright Alumni Association!
The French and German Fulbright Alumni Associations are co-organizing an exciting and truely international Fulbright Conference in May 2014:
The conference "Entrepreneurs in a borderless World" seeks to connect alumni and current grant-holders of all US-sponsored exchange programs and public representatives from both sides of the Atlantic over the weekend of May 17th 2014.
On their recent trip to the Fulbright Annual Conference in Washington DC, we had the unique opportunity to talk to Mrs. Harriet Fulbright, widow of Senator J. William Fulbright, about her experiences with the German Fulbrighters and Fulbright Alumni.
The German Fulbright Association's yearly magazine (FRANKly) is available in its 2013 edition. All member will receive it in mail over the next weeks. If you are not a member yet, or simply cannot wait, you can also download it here!
Good news: The deadline for the early bird participation fee has been moved. Until October 19th, registrations can still be made at "early bird" rates!
Image Video (extended Version) now on sale!
Fulbright Alumni Germany has produced an image video, highlighting the activities of the association and the personal stories of some of its members.
A short, 10 minute version has already been released and can be found here.
But there is more! We now offer the full 35 minute version (together with the short version) on a USB stick (see picture). The extended version features (among others) the full interview with the US ambassador to Germany, Mr. Philip D. Murphy and with the president of the German Fulbright Commission, Dr. Rolf Hoffmann, talking about the activities of our association.
We ask you for a small financial contribution however, to help to cover the project expenses (large parts of which have thankfully beeen covered by a grant from the US embassy, which also mandated that additional funding is provided through the association).
Prices: If you order by May 31st, the price is . Later orders will be charged . To order, please transfer the money to
Fulbright Alumni e.V.
Note to Payee:
Fulbright Alumni Video
If you are not a member of Fulbright Alumni or the mailing address differs from the one we have on file, please also send an e-mail to our office.
New Board elected
The new board was elected at the Winterball in Hannover on February 2nd.
Congratulations to all new and old board members and best of luck for their work!
You can find the new board in full color and with more information here.
Association members can find the protocol including members section.
Next year's Winterball will take place in Hannover from Februrary 1st to 3rd, 2013.
Please click here for more information or for registration.
The German Fulbright Alumni Association Image Video
The German Fulbright Alumni Association was founded in 1986, the Fulbright Act was passed in 1946 and formed the basis for the Fulbright Program, to promote Senator Fulbright's vision of peace achieved through intercultural understanding and gained by international academic exchange.
These days, that truly international and world wide network is more alive and vibrant than ever, as you can see in our brand-new promotional video which deals with the question, "why you have to join Fulbright Alumni e.V.".
Just click on the image to watch the video!
Welcome Meeting 2012
For all of you who couldn't wait and see:
The registration for this year's Welcome Meeting is now open and ready to rock!
The FRANKly Magazineis our most important publication and new editions are published once a year. It presents the association, its activities and goals to the general public.
Besides, reports and news from our regional groups, from national events, and general information about the association are included.
Feel free to read the latest edition online, or after downloading them, on your personal computer. For that, please see the following page by clicking on the thumbnail in the right-hand corner.
FRANKly 2012 - Call for Articles
"Community Activism - Action for Change".
That's the topic of this year's edition of the FRANKly - the annual journal of the German Fulbright Alumni Association.
In addition to reporting on the regional, national and international activities of our Association, the publication serves as a platform for Fulbright alumni to share fascinating experiences, witty opinions, unique insights, and thoughtful outlooks.
Capture the essence of Senator Fulbright's vision and share your experience of a modern process of taking bold steps to establish or empower a community of leaders.
For that, please click on the link below to get more information about the latest "Call for Articles".
Berlin Seminar 2012
Hundreds of scholars and numerous panelists established the basis for the memorable "Berlin Seminar 2012".
Just have look at the first impressions of this event (after login).
The Official Fanpage Of The German Fulbright Alumni Association
In addition to this website, the alumni association also has an official Facebook fanpage.
Just click on the logo of the Association and stay tuned for up-to-date information.
The Fulbright Association 35th Annual Conference
The Fulbright Association's annual conference is held each fall and attracts alumni and friends from throughout the U.S. and around the world. The conference provides an important forum for the discussion of international issues and developments in the field of international educational and cultural exchange.
Make your plans now to attend and stay tuned for details on the 2012 Annual Conference. See your old friends and make new ones in London this October!
German Fulbright Alumni Association: Board Elections 2012
During the past weekend, the German Fulbright Alumni Association elected its new board. It consists of the following people:
President: Benjamin Becker
VP Communications: Charlotte Horn VP Events: Timo Klein VP Members: Cigdem Yig
International Co-operation: Wiltrud Hammelstein
FRANKly: Julianne McCall Online Editor / Social Media: Simon Balder
Image Film: Stephan Meyer-Brehm Webmaster: Uwe Koch
Member Database: Hermes Winands Family Weekend: Elke Handschug-Brosin Sailing Trip: Dagmar Schreiber Welcome Meeting: Carsten Kuschnerus Diversity: Shamaila Ghaffar
Good luck everyone for 2012!
Winner of the 2012 "Juergen Mulert Memorial Award on Mutual Understanding" is Christopher Janosch Delcker with his project "Urban Observations".
The video project portraying people in New York and Berlin effectively foster William Fulbright's idea of "waging peace through mutual understanding".
The award ceremony will be held in Schwerin during the Association's Winter Ball. Please see here for further information.
European Network of American Alumni Associations (ENAM): Constitution & Board of Directors
From 1-2 December 2011, 34 representatives from various European alumni organizations (among them the German Fulbright Alumni Association, represented by Benjamin Becker) met in Rome to formally establish the European Network of American Alumni Associations (ENAM).
During the Consitutive Assembly, ENAM gave itself a constitution and a mission statement, both of which will soon be officialized.
The present representatives also confirmed Massimo Cugusi as Secretary General and elected the following persons into the European Board of Directors:
Jeyhun Karamov (Azerbaijan)
Katarina Kohen (Serbia)
Benjamin Becker (Germany)
Faten Saleh (France)
Paul Donnelly (Ireland)
Muddassar Ahmed (United Kingdom)
The German Fulbright Alumni are thus officially represented in ENAM. More information on the network and its upcoming activities can be found on the ENAM website.
The representatives of the 1st ENAM Constitutive Assembly in Rome.
9/11-Matinee with Tariq Ali: Impressions
September 11, 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the terrible terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. To commemorate this event and analyze its aftermath, the German Fulbright Alumni Association joined the Amerika Haus e.V. NRW in its organization of a matinee with bestselling author Tariq Ali.
The event took place in the former building of the Amerika Haus in Cologne (now operated by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung). It included a talk by Ali, a discussion moderated by Fulbrighter and Deutsche Welle host Brent Goff, and a reception where guests could continue the discussion with Ali. A summary can be found on the Amerika Haus' website.
Photos of the event, as well as a video recording of the talk and the discussion can be found here.
We hope that those who were present enjoyed the event, and we look forward to future co-operations with the Amerika Haus!
Anniversary PowWow: Audio and video clips
After a spectacular Anniversary PowWow in Berlin, we can now finally present you audio and video clips on the event.
The video clip was recorded by our prospective panelist Houda Mezioudet from Tunisia, whose visa was sadly rejected very shortly before the event. While it would have been more than interesting to have her report on the situation in Tunisia in person, her video still provides us with her valuable insights - at least in a digital form.
Enjoy the clips!
Houda Mezioudet from Tunisia on "Emerging Democracies"