The Fulbright Program promotes “mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange.” As cultural ambassadors, our program participants help us fulfill this mission and strengthen the ties that unite Austria and the US. In 2002, Fulbright Austria and the Diplomatic Academy (DA) agreed to co-fund a grant for a degree-seeking US Fulbright student. The award was discontinued in 2015. Eight years later, we are thrilled that Fulbright Austria and the DA will relaunch the Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy Student Award starting in the 2024–25 program year.
Emil Brix, director of the Diplomatic Academy (DA), and Barbarba Weitgruber, 2022 chair of Fulbright Austria's board, sign the new agreement between the DA and Fulbright Austria.