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FRANKly 2019 Call for Articles- The FRANKly is 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 current Fulbrighters and alumni to share their fascinating experiences, witty opinions, unique perspectives, and thoughtful insights. A new year, a new FRANKly! …
LGBTQ* Hockey Club from London wins Mulert Award 2019- So gay! Who has not heard homophobic remarks used as an insult in sports? Even today, even in Western Europe, many lesbian, gay, bi and trans people have negative experiences in sport—from bullying in school, to coming across anti-LGBTQ* language down the pub, on social media, on or off the pitch. They can feel that …
Registration for Fulbright Family Weekend- The 2018 edition of the beloved Fulbright-Family Weekend will take place from May 10th to 13th 2018 (the Ascension Day Weekend) in Königstein (Saxony). As in the the previous year, Fulbrighters and their families will meet in the Natur- und Familienoase Königstein for a relaxed weekend of joint activities. If you are interested to participate, please contact Elke. Pro Tipp: …

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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 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.

The Fulbright Program

The German-American Fulbright Program implements Senator J. William Fulbright’s visionary concept: The promotion of mutual understanding between our two countries through academic and bicultural exchange.

The Fulbright Program is a truly global endeavor, providing exchanges between the United States and over 180 countries and territories worldwide. More than fifty permanent commissions support the work of the Fulbright Program on the binational level, among them the German-American Fulbright Commission. Annually more than 4,500 scholars, American and foreign, participate in the Fulbright exchange. Since the inception of the Fulbright Program in 1946, it has sponsored over a quarter of a million scholars.

The largest and most varied of the Fulbright programs worldwide, the German-American Fulbright Program, has sponsored over 40,000 Germans and Americans since its inception in 1952.

The defining characteristic of the program is student exchange. This core program is complemented by academic year programs for professors, teachers, teaching assistants, and journalists; summer internship programs for students; and seminars for experts in university administration and German and American Studies.

Get in Touch

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 various 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 and to participate in our activities!

There are many ways in which you can contribute to the associations’ activities. Here is a quick overview:

Become a Member

First-year membership is free.

Granted to you to freely explore the association.

Who can become a member?

Since we are an Alumni Association, our core members are former grantees of the Fulbright exchange program. This encompasses students, academics and professionals from both sides of the Atlantic who spent a year abroad as a Fulbright scholar. We also welcome alumni of similar exchange programs between the United States and Germany.

How much does the membership cost?

The regular fee for membership is 50€ per year. This is intentionally low so that no one is kept from joining for financial reasons. In turn, all of our activities are organized by volunteers. There is a reduced membership fee of 35€ annually (you must simply inform us).

Which steps must I take in order to become a member?

You can download a membership application as a PDF-file. Please send the application to our office or online via email (contact@fulbright-alumni.de), and your application will be processed at the next board meeting.

Whom do I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions about how to become a member or your membership status, please contact our Frankfurt office.


Just go for it—join us!

We know there are tons of other institutions out there, so why join us?

  • Become part of an international network of people who share one special experience
  • Network with other professionals, get to know new people from different fields and backgrounds, and make lifelong friends
  • Experience the open-minded spirit that all Fulbrighters share
  • Enjoy American festivities such as Thanksgiving or 4th of July BBQs
  • Get inspired and engage in intellectually stimulating exchanges at our conferences and events
  • Acquire new skills by becoming an active member (such as event management, PR work, people skills, team building…)
  • Have fun with us, shape our Association with your skills and personality, and continue your Fulbright community experience long after your return