Nominations Open for 2018 Fulbright Prize for International Understanding!

Deadline: 15 December 2017

Nominations are open for 2018 Fulbright Prize for International Understanding which recognizes and rewards outstanding contributions toward bringing peoples, cultures, or nations to greater understanding of others.

The Fulbright Prize was first awarded to Nelson Mandela in 1993 and most recently to Richard C. Lugar in 2016. The 2018 Prize will be awarded in early autumn 2018 in a ceremony and reception developed separately from the 41st Annual Fulbright Association Conference (which is slated to occur in November 2018).

The Fulbright Association is grateful to the Coca Cola Company for its co-sponsorship from 1993-2008 and for its generous additions to the Prize Endowment initiative begun by the late John B. Hurford, Fulbright scholar to India. Committed alumni and friends of the Fulbright Program have added to the fund over the years.

The Prize, which includes a $50,000 cash award, is presented at a special ceremony during which the laureate makes a substantive address on his/her work and aspirations.

Eligibility Criteria

An International Selection Committee will determine the awardee from the nominations received based on these criteria:

  • Sustained distinction in any field which exemplifies the ideals of Senator Fulbright and the Fulbright Program in promoting understanding and peaceful dialogue among nations and in strengthening educational and cultural ties across borders.
  • Individuals, two or more persons in partnership, or not-for-profits dedicated to the pursuit of peace and understanding may be nominated.
  • Fulbright alumni are especially welcomed, but alumni status is not required.
  • The winner must attend the ceremony to deliver a substantive keynote address (up to 20 minutes) to Fulbright alumni and distinguished guests. (Note: Nominations will be ranked by the International Selection Committee. If the first place nominee is unable to confirm the schedule for the event, the committee will certify a second place nominee to be offered the Prize instead.)

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Fulbright Prize for International Understanding.

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