Jürgen Mulert Award on Mutual Understanding

Deadline: 29 November 2013
Open to: Fulbright alumnus or alumna resident in Europe whose project reflects and advances the idea of mutual understanding
Award: full travel support and promotion of the winner and his/her project

Description

The German Fulbright Alumni association brings together internationally oriented students, scholars, and practitioners from a wide range of academic fields and areas of professional expertise. Most of its members have spent a year in the United States with a Fulbright grant. They are guided by the idea of the program’s founder, Senator J. William Fulbright, to bring together people of different nations and contribute to world peace through better international understanding.

Based on the personal and educational experience, it is the overriding mission of the German Fulbright Alumni association to strengthen and support cross-cultural contacts and exchange between Fulbrighters from all around the world; and to encourage dialogue and interaction between international scholars, experts, and activists on topics important to the political, social, and cultural life of nations.

Since 2010, the German Fulbright Alumni Association grants the “Jürgen Mulert Award on Mutual Understanding”, in memory of the association’s initiator and founder, Dr. Jürgen Mulert (1938-2008). The Mulert Award is given yearly to researchers, artists, professionals and volunteers across disciplines, whose work reflects and advances discourse and peace through mutual understanding.

Eligibility

Nominations for the 2014 Mulert Award on Mutual Understanding will be accepted if:

  • the nominee is also a Fulbright alumnus or alumna and resident in Europe by the time of the award ceremony in February 2014.
  • the nominee plays a central role in a current project promoting Senator Fulbright’s idea of “waging peace through understanding”.
  • the nomination material includes relevant illustrational, image and text material of the nominee and project.

The Mulert Award goes to the nominated Fulbright alumnus or alumna whose project most clearly reflects and advances the idea of “waging peace through mutual understanding.” Projects may be professional or volunteer, and may have an artistic, social or economic character. Selection criteria include formal and content aspects such as relevance, innovation and vision of the nominated project.

Award

The prize package for the Mulert Award winner includes the following:

  • recognition during the award ceremony at the Association’s annual Winterball in February 2014.
  • presentation during the Fulbright Commission’s Berlin Week in March, 2014
  • project presentation and short author biography in the 2014 FRANKly magazine as well as on the Association’s website
  • reference in the Wikipedia article on Jürgen Mulert
  • full travel support

Application

All Fulbright Alumni can submit online nominations HERE for candidates for the 2014 Mulert Award until 29 November 2013. Nominees must be former participants of one of the many Fulbright programs worldwide. Nominated projects may be professional or volunteer, and may have an artistic, social or economic character.

The Mulert Award goes to the nominated Fulbright alumnus or alumna whose project most clearly reflects and advances the idea of “waging peace through mutual understanding”. Projects may be professional or volunteer, and may have an artistic, social or economic character. Selection criteria include formal and content aspects such as relevance, innovation and vision of the nominated project. The award winner will be selected by the Mulert Award Committee consisting of the board members of the German Fulbright Alumni Association.

Please note that self-nominations are highly welcome. Before you start the online nominations process, you may want to check the requirements for award candidates on the Terms and Conditions page HERE.

For questions and comments please refer to [email protected] For further information, please visit the official call HERE.

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