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A Membership Organization

The Fulbright Academy is a membership-based organization established by alumni of the Fulbright Exchange Program.  Our general mission is to improve the state of the world by leveraging the unique knowledge, abilities and connections of the Fulbright Alumni Community --- Creating collaboration, Catalyzing progress.

Member benefits include invitations to events, online networking,  reduced rates for our meetings and opportunities to collaborate with other grantees on special programs and projects.  

We accept donations at all levels, as well as donations of goods and services.  

Click here to support a specific program (and on-line giving). 
Click here to join as an individual member. 
Click here to join as an institutional member. 
Click here for information about donating time. 
Click here for information about donating services.

Annual membership is $60 for individuals, $500 for academic institutions, and $1,000 for corporations and government agencies.  Membership for students and post-docs is $40 for two years.  Click here for the generic membership form.  (we have separate forms for different categories of membership - see the box on the right for details).   Please consult with your tax adviser to determine the extent to which donations to the Academy may be tax deductible.  

The Fulbright program has changed many lives; about 20% of our members contribute $100 or more.  If you are joining as an individual, please consider giving at a higher level. The Director's Circle is for those who have donated at least $1,000.  Special rates are available for those living in low and middle-income countries and for non-profit organizations.    



  • We produced a short video about the Academy, our goals and mission.  Filmed in Panama at our 2007 Annual Conference, it features several well-known scientists and Fulbright scholars.  Click here for the video.
  • Membership in the Academy is open to any individual, business, government agency, academic institution, and other like institutions. Click here for a list of members and supporters.
  • Individuals and organizations get involved for many reasons - to promote their work, to develop new linkages, to support the ideals of Fulbright exchanges.  Some are actively involved others are quiet supporters. Here are some examples of how members get involved.
  • In addition to members, we also have supporters who are interested in the work of the Academy but are not yet contributing (paying) members.  If you would like to be kept informed about our work, just sign up for our free newsletter.
  • The Fulbright Academy is funded through membership fees and by grants/contracts and donations from businesses, foundations and individuals. Funds are used to support programs that advance the Fulbright Academy’s mission. (Our Annual Reports)
  • The Fulbright Academy is not involved in selecting or awarding Fulbright Scholarships, and it does not raise funds to support Fulbright scholarships.
  • The Fulbright Academy is an independent organization and is not affiliated with the Fulbright Association, the US State Department, Fulbright Commissions or the Fulbright Exchange Program.
  • By joining the Fulbright Academy, you are giving the Academy permission to share your name and your professional interests with other members of the Academy. We also may publish a brief summary of your professional background, using information provided by you or from your website or other websites.

The Fulbright Academy adheres to organizational management and fundraising guidelines adopted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), including the "Accountable Nonprofit Organization Statement of Principles" and the "Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice." (

Donations & Memberships Forms

The Fulbright Academy has two basic types of membership - (1) institutional members or (2) individual members.  We also have special rates for institutions or individuals in "middle and low-income" countries. Click on a link below to download a membership form. (PDF Format). 

  1. Institutions - businesses, universities, agencies, foundations, etc.
  2. Individuals - "high wealth" countries 
  3. Institutions or individuals - "middle and low-income" countries

Individuals include alumni, current grantees, hosts of Fulbright grantees and friends & sponsors of the Academy.  If you have questions, please call (1-207-799-3098) or send us an email.  [email protected] 

Institutions - businesses, universities, agencies, foundations, etc.

  1. Corporations or government agencies:  $1,000 / year
  2. Institutions of higher education or non-profit orgnaizaton:  $500 / year
  3. Small non-profit organization (budget under $500,000):  $250 / year

Individuals - "high wealth" countries (or in high-wealth positions)

  1. Director's Circle: $1,000+
  2. Life member:  $500
  3. Patron:  $250 / year
  4. Sustaining member:  $100 / year
  5. Regular member:  $60 / year or $110 for 2 years
  6. Retired/student:  $25 / year or $45 for 2 years

Individuals - "middle and low-income countries"

  1. Life member:  $300
  2. FAST Patron:  $250 / year
  3. Sustaining member:  $100 / year
  4. Regular member:  $40 for 2 years

Individuals include Fulbright alumni, current Fulbright grantees, hosts of Fulbright grantees and friends & sponsors of the Academy.  If you are joining as an institution or making an individual donation of $250 or more, please call the Fulbright Academy at 207-799-3098.

Please consult with your tax adviser to determine the extent to which donations to the Academy may be tax deductible.  The Fulbright Academy is not affiliated with the Fulbright Exchange Program or the US Fulbright Association.
EIN: 13-4226367

Use of our Name

Indivduals and instutions who support the Fulbright Academy may use the Academy's name or logo on their website and/or on other material produced as an outcome of their relationship with the Fulbright Academy, e.g. posters or slides.

To obtain an electronic copy of the logo, and the Fulbright Academy's house-style guide, please contact us at +1 / 207.799.3098.


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