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Botstiber Foundation Extends Funding for Fulbright-Botstiber Scholar Awards
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Botstiber Foundation Extends Funding for Fulbright-Botstiber Scholar Awards

The Austrian-American Educational Commission is pleased to announce the board of the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation’s Institute for Austrian-American Studies has awarded the Austrian Fulbright Commission $ 120,000 to extend funding for Austrian and American Fulbright-Botstiber Scholar awards for an additional three years.
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Talk: "Studieren in den USA - Fulbright - Stipendien und andere Optionen" November 24,2015

Austrian Student Program Officer, Martina Laffer and EducationUSA Advisor, Molly Roza will be giving a talk on "Studieren in den USA - Fulbright - Stipendien und andere Optionen" at the OeAD (OeAD-GmbH, Ebendorferstraße 7, 1010 Wien) on November 24, 6 pm. Admission is free.
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Celebrate 65 Years of Fulbright Austria

We are pleased to invite our current program participants, all alumni, and many institutional partners to take part in celebrating 65 years of Fulbright Austria! Register now to join us in the MQ on November 19:
LLM Fair in Vienna November 10, 2015
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LLM Fair in Vienna November 10, 2015

We were pleased to host part of the first EducationUSA LLM tour in Western Europe on November 10, 2015! The LLM Fair at the Juridicum Wien provided an opportunity for local students to meet representatives from 20 US law schools; and, in turn, enabled US representatives to meet highly qualified and motivated European students.
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Study Abroad Fair 2015 at TU Graz October 15, 2015

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University of Graz Information Fair October 14, 2015

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NAWI Graz Fulbright Inaugural Talk - Prof. Dr. Andrew Proctor October 13, 2015

Fulbright-NAWI Graz Visiting Professor in the Natural Sciences, Prof. Andrew Proctor, from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will be giving his inaugural talk on “Integrating Basic and Applied Sciences to Develop Competitive Research & Education Programs: A Personal Perspective” on Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 5:00 PM at the University of Graz (SR 03.K1, Universitätsplatz 1). RSVP: info@nawigraz.at
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USTA Second-Year Kick-Off October 8, 2015

Celebrating 65 Years of the Fulbright Program in Austria at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC October 3, 2015
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Celebrating 65 Years of the Fulbright Program in Austria at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC October 3, 2015

The Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC welcomed friends and alumni of Fulbright Austria to a reception celebrating 65 years of the Fulbright Program in Austria, held in conjunction with the 39th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, on October 3, 2015:
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USTA Orientations September, 28- October 2, 2015

Ambassador's Reception, September 23, 2015
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Ambassador's Reception, September 23, 2015

H.E. Ambassador Wesner and her husband Blaine invited the newly-arrived US Fulbright students and scholars; recently-returned Austrian Fulbright students, scholars and TAs; and friends and partners of Fulbright Austria to a festive and cordial reception at their home in honor of The Fulbright Program.
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Fulbright Orientation in Vienna September 22-25, 2015

Twenty-one new US Fulbright student grantees and four scholars participated in the fall 2015 US Fulbright orientation, which included lectures and discussions in Fulbright Austria's Q21 offices, a reception held by H.E. Ambassador Alexa Wesner, a walking tour of Vienna's Ringstrasse, and a field trip to the beautiful Wachau valley.
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FSB Chair Elect Betty Castor Publishes Article on the Fulbright Program

Betty Castor, Vice Chair and Chair-elect of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board, has just published a piece on the importance and impact of the Fulbright Program in the Huffington Post that also underlines the contributions of partner governments to the program.
J. William Fulbright in International Perspective" Conference at the University of Arkansas August 31 to September 2, 2015
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J. William Fulbright in International Perspective" Conference at the University of Arkansas August 31 to September 2, 2015

Executive Director Dr. Lonnie Johnson spoke about “The Fulbright Program in Transition, 1989-2014” at the "J. William Fulbright in International Perspective: Liberal Internationalism and US Global Influence" conference at the University of Arkansas's Diane D. Blair Center for Southern Politics and Society.
House and Senate Appropriations Committees Recommend Maintaining Fulbright Funding
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House and Senate Appropriations Committees Recommend Maintaining Fulbright Funding

The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations and their Subcommittes on State-Foreign Relations have provided some good news in the recent fight to reverse the proposed 30 million dollar cut to the Fulbright Program (see SaveFulbright.org, an initiative of concernced Fulbright alumni, for more information).
Fulbright Program wins Prince of Asturias Award June 12, 2014
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Fulbright Program wins Prince of Asturias Award June 12, 2014

The Fulbright Program was awarded the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation on June 12, 2014, as announced by the Prince of Asturias Foundation. Widely considered to be “Spain’s Nobel Prize,” the Prince of Asturias Award exists “to reward scientific, technical, cultural, social, and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions.”