FOLD stands for Fulbrighters Of the Last Decades and is a Fulbright Austria initiative to allow alums to further our mission—independent of Fulbright Austria—by fostering community-building, promoting networking and exchange amongst the community, and increasing the visibility of the Fulbright Program and the local Fulbright Austria alum community.
Only Fulbright Austria alums are eligible to be symposium organizers and leaders. All Fulbright Austria alums are encouraged to apply for sponsorship, either on behalf of a Fulbright alum organization or on their own.
Funding from Fulbright Austria
Fulbright Austria sponsors one FOLD Symposium per year. The funding provided by Fulbright Austria—up to €2,000—is intended as financial support for catering, venue rental, and technical support at the venue. Applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding from other sponsors.
Location of symposium
Symposia will rotate between Austrian provinces each year. Recent locations:
- 2022: Vienna
Symposium proposal submissions are due by 1 November to be considered for sponsorship from Fulbright Austria the following year.
In our "Alum Downloads" section, you can download the FOLD Symposium Grant Details and Proposal Instructions, which include the basic information contained on this page about the FOLD Symposium as well as a list of all the sections required in your proposal and the timeline from proposal submission to execution and reporting. For further inquiries, please email Mitch Sims, our alumni relations manager.