Fulbright Academy Overview
Target demographics: (1) The 300,000 Alumni of the Fulbright Exchange Program
(2) The 6,000+ annual grantees
(3) Institutions that employ or train/educate Fulbrighters
(4) Institutions or Individuals that work with Fulbrighters
Direct beneficiaries per year: 500+ participants in our person-to-person activities and the 50+ institutional members of FAST
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help us identify other Fulbrighters in their field, and work with FAST to organize a small reception at a professional conference.
Geographic areas served: Global
Programs: FAST has two major programs: study committees and public education/networking events. The Study Committees are funded by outside entities or conducted in partnership with universities and research institutes, and they bring together an international group of experts to address a particular issue. The networking events include the Fulbright Forum, a smaller meeting that generally attracts scientists and professionals from a particular region, and the annual FAST Research Conference, which attracts a worldwide participation. FAST also produces a newsletter, which is distributed electronically to thousands of people around the world.