The holiday season is fast approaching and many of us are making plans to host Fulbright alumni gatherings such as annual dinners, welcomes and farewells to Scholars who have joined us for the year, Thanksgiving feasts, and end of year celebrations. As you plan these events, remember the Commission has a great program to support these types of alumni gatherings: Fulbright Alumni Engagement Program (FAEP, https://www.fulbright.com.au/apply-for-an-alumni-grant/). Apply now as applications will close in September.
Need help with the application? Looking for fellow alumni to join your application? AFAA can support your efforts. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details of the FAEP from the Commission:
Through the FAEP small grants are available to support activities aimed at engaging scholars and alumni with the Fulbright Program and with each other. The grantees are teams of at least three Fulbright alumni residing in Australia. Applications are received on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
Some examples of how FAEP grants may be used are:
· Holding gatherings to welcome Fulbrighters who move to a new city;
· Running seminars, symposia or fora that address regional or global problems;
· Creating initiatives to find “lost alumni” and reconnect them with the Commission and other Fulbrighters.