The Mulert Award goes to the nominated Fulbright alumnus or alumna whose project most clearly reflects and advances the idea of "waging peace through mutual understanding”. Projects may be professional or volunteer, and may have an artistic, social or economic character.
Selection criteria include formal and content aspects such as relevance, innovation and vision of the nominated project. Furthermore, the award winner shall have the chance to be integrated into the numerous activities of the Fulbright Alumni community. The award winner will be selected by the Mulert Award Committee consisting of the board members of the German Fulbright Alumni Association.