Fulbright Academy

Rating: 4.67 stars   12 reviews


PO Box 284 Cape Elizabeth ME 04107 USA


The Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology (FAST) is an international organization established by alumni of the prestigious Fulbright Exchange Program and other members of the science and technology community. Since 2003, FAST has facilitated dialogue among scholars and created opportunities for alumni to share their knowledge and better serve society.


Conferences and programs on five continents during our first five years.  Others value our work, as shown by in-kind contributions of $100,000-200,000/year from institutional partners.

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

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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.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology is closing/merging with the Fulbright Association in Washington. As an independent alumni group, we worked with alumni groups all around the world, and I hope that its innovative programming and mission will continue under the umbrella of the US association.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

FAST is a great organization that facilitates collaboration among current and former Fulbright scholars who are interested in bettering the world through their gifts and skills. The group has done remarkable work connecting people who otherwise would not have met.

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attending networking events, making contacts with whom I will very likely collaborate in the near future.

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About every month

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6 people found this review helpful

I was impressed not only by the number of scholars who comprise this organization but also by their sense of contribution to and caring for the larger community. Here is a repository of minds belonging to people who have deonstrated their intellectual abilities as well as their dedication to global concerns. My experiences with them confirmed this. Although they consist of a discrete body of individuals who have earned Fulbright scholarships, the organization is open to, and actively pursues, partnerships with the general public and other like-minded organizations.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

1. Co-sponsoring a day-long Forum on Human Values and Sustainability in April, 2010. 2. Attending its annual conference in San Francisco in March 2010

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One time

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