2016 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding
The Fulbright Prize honors the largest and most significant educational and cultural exchange program in history, as well as the career and spirit of its creator, the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The prize recognizes and rewards outstanding contributions toward bringing peoples, cultures, or nations to greater understanding of others. The inaugural Fulbright Prize was awarded to former South African President Nelson Mandela in 1993.
The Prize, which includes a $50,000 cash award, is presented at a special ceremony during which the laureate makes a substantive address on his/her work and aspirations.
Four recipients of the Fulbright Prize — Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan and Martti Ahtisaari — have later been named Nobel Peace Prize laureates.X
PAST FULBRIGHT PRIZE LAUREATES
The Fulbright Prize was first awarded to Nelson Mandela in 1993 and recently to Hans Bliz in 2014.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – NOW CLOSED
The 2016 Prize Laureate will be announced in May. All Fulbright alumni and friends of the program are encouraged to nominate a distinguished person(s) for the 2016 Fulbright Prize that exemplifies the ideals of the Fulbright Program in promoting understanding and peaceful dialogue among nations and strengthening educational and cultural ties across borders.