United States – 70th anniversary of the Franco-American Fulbright Commission (14 November 2018)


On November 14, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs is hosting Fulbright alumni and partners in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the French-American Fulbright Commission, which the Ministry has co-chaired with the U.S. State Department since it was founded in 1948. The Fulbright for the Future prize will be awarded to two Fulbright recipients.

The Fulbright program makes it possible for 70 Americans to live in France each year and for 100 French citizens to live in the United States through grants sponsored by government and private French-American sources. The recipients are mostly graduate students and scholars, along with language assistants, teachers and heads of non-governmental organizations.

After 70 years of existence, the program has nearly 20,000 alumni, who play a leading role in the deep and ongoing exchanges between the French and American people. The Fulbright program is an integral part of the priority our countries accord to the mobility of students and civil society, notably through the Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative signed in 2014 with the goal of doubling and diversifying French-American mobility by 2025.