Over the years we have frequently been asked the following questions concerning the activities of our association:
What does the Alumni association do?
We are the main platform for former participants of the Fulbright exchange program on both sides of the Atlantic. We aim to strengthen trust, ties and transatlantic cooperation and thus cherish and spread the spirit of the exchange program. We do so by organizing numerous events all over Germany. We participate in international activities of the worldwide Fulbright community, offer a number of online and offline publications to our members and the general public, and last but not least, we finance various student grants each year.
Are we affiliated with the German or American government?
We are absolutely independant from any government or institution, financially and otherwise. Our motiviation is to keep our own Fulbright experience alive after the end of the grant period and to continue to contribute to the objectives of the Fulbright program. We cooperate with numerous institutions, among them the German American Fulbright Commission. Again, we receive funds exclusively by our members and private donors. Specific funds are sometimes provided by befriended organizations who co-finance our events or publications.
Do we get paid for what we do?
All of our activities are organized by our members during many hours after (and sometimes during) work. There are of course refunds for travel and other expenses of the board members, but most of the time our members waive these reimbursements. There are no per diems, which enables us to afford a small office in Frankfurt and a part time employee (a non-member).
How can I contribute?
Our network is always open to former Fulbright grantees as well as to grantees of other transatlantic exchange programs.
The Fulbright Alumni association is based on a large number of individuals with different backgrounds and professions who volunteer their time and effort to create an active community. You are more than welcome to get to know the Fulbright network - click on the link to find out how you can contribute to our activities.
If you would like to support to our association financially, we gladly accept donations by private individuals and institutions. We will be happy to provide donation receipts.