The German Fulbright Alumni association brings together internationally oriented students, scholars, and practitioners from a wide range of academic fields and areas of professional expertise. Most of our members have spent a year in the United States with a Fulbright grant.
We are guided by the idea of the program's founder, Senator J. William Fulbright, to bring together people of different nations and contribute to world peace through better international understanding.
Based on the personal and educational experience, it is the overriding mission of the German Fulbright Alumni association to
- strengthen and support cross-cultural contacts and exchange between Fulbrighters from all around the world;
- encourage dialogue and interaction between international scholars, experts, and activists on topics important to the political, social, and cultural life of nations.
By 2008, the association┤s membership has increased to about 1300. The "Fullis", as we refer to ourselves, are active in regional chapters throughout Germany. These chapters organize events locally, and most all of them have a "Stammtisch" meeting.
We participate in international activities to spread the Fulbright spirit. We offer a number of online and offline publications to our members and the general public and we sponsor various student grants each year, currently in the Diversity Initiative.