Fulbrighters and friends of Fulbright are invited to submit conference sessions that support and facilitate continuing professional and leadership development. Our annual conference strives to build and capture the diversity of our community by promoting intelligent and informed conversations. Toward this goal, submitted proposals should be centered around the conference theme – Our Responsibility for a Better World.

We are especially interested in proposals for individual or panel presentations, posters, roundtables, and/or “Fulbright Stories” addressing at least one of the conference focus areas below, but all session ideas are welcome.

Click here to download the 2023 Call for Proposals Worksheet

This document is a snapshot of the Call for Proposals (CFP) submission form. Use this worksheet to plan your responses to each of the questions in the CFP, then copy and paste your responses into the CFP Proposals Submission Form above. 

  • Climate Change & the Environment
  • Social Justice & Prejudice
  • Health & Education
  • Food & Water Insecurity 

All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 MDT on July 15, 2023. Submissions will be peer reviewed by Fulbright Association members. Each proposal will be evaluated based on its thoroughness, clarity, and adherence to session theme and focus areas. Research design, innovation, interactivity, and creativity will be considered.  

The Conference Selection Committee looks forward to reading your program proposals for #FACON23!

Wednesday, May 31

Call for Proposals Open

Saturday, July 15

Call for Proposals Deadline

Early to Mid August

Decision Notifications

If your proposal is selected, all presenters will be required to register for the conference for at least the day of the presentation. There will not be any virtual presentation opportunities.

Click on the plus signs below to expand the conference focus areas. These are an important part of the proposal submission, review, and selection process.

Climate Change & the Environment

We ask presenters in this focus area to share knowledge, best practices, and strategies for mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change and the environment. Proposals can discuss any or all aspects of climate change and the environment, from local to global perspectives.

Key topics of discussion in this focus area could include:

  • The ethical and social components of climate change, such as the responsibilities of individuals, governments, and corporations in addressing the crisis, and the need to engage with and empower communities that are most affected by its effects.
  • Strategies for communication and public engagement, in order to raise awareness about the urgency of the climate crisis and to mobilize action at the local, national, and international levels.
  • The role of technology and innovation in addressing climate change and environmental issues.
  • The impact of climate change and environmental degradation on vulnerable populations, including indigenous communities, women, and children.
  • Strategies for enhancing resilience and adaptation to the impacts of climate change.
  • Climate change and environmental justice: equity, inclusion, and human rights.
  • Best practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the use of renewable energy sources, and promoting sustainable land-use practices.

Social Justice & Prejudice

To create a more just and equal world, it is essential that we confront and dismantle the social and cultural barriers that perpetuate poverty, inequality, and marginalization in different parts of the world. Social justice refers to the fair distribution of resources and opportunities in society, whereas prejudice refers to preconceived notions and biases that people hold about individuals or groups based on their identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or religion.

Through education, advocacy, and collective action, we can work towards breaking down barriers and building a more just and equitable world for all.

Key topics of discussion in this focus area could include:

  • Addressing systemic barriers that prevent marginalized groups from fully participating in society, such as unequal access to education, employment, and healthcare.
  • Exploring how to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and challenge harmful stereotypes and prejudices that hinder progress towards a more just and equal world.
  • Raising awareness of the ways in which prejudice and discrimination manifest in different contexts around the world, including racism, sexism, homophobia, antisemitism, and ableism; identifying effective strategies for countering these harmful attitudes and behaviors.
  • Examining unconscious bias, hate speech, and stereotypes, and explore ways to promote understanding and empathy between different cultural and ethnic groups.
  • Advocating for policies and practices that protect the rights of marginalized groups, such as refugees, immigrants, and religious minorities.
  • Bringing awareness to human rights abuses in different parts of the world and developing strategies for addressing these abuses through international cooperation and diplomacy.
  • Assessing how social justice and prejudice intersect with other forms of oppression, including gender, sexuality, and disability.
  • Emerging issues in social justice and prejudice, including the impact of technology on discrimination and the rise of populism and xenophobia.

Health & Education

The interconnectedness of health and education is well-established. When individuals are healthy, they are better able to learn and when they are well-educated, they are better equipped to maintain good health. Yet, globally, many people still lack access to quality health care and education. How can we help bridge the gap in health and education disparities and improve the well-being of individuals and communities worldwide?

Key topics of discussion in this focus area could include:

  • Challenges and opportunities for improving access to quality health care, regardless of socioeconomic status or geographic location.
  • Pathways to increase access to quality education, including marginalized populations such as girls, refugees, and those living in conflict-affected areas.
  • Innovative approaches to healthcare delivery, including telemedicine, community-based healthcare, and integrated healthcare systems.
  • The intersectionality of health and education and the ways in which improvements in one area can positively impact the other.
  • The role of education in promoting health and wellness.
  • Best practices for improving educational outcomes in developing countries.
  • The impact of technology on health and education in the developing world.

Food & Water Insecurity

Food and water insecurity continues to be a major issue affecting millions of people globally. Presenters may share their insights and experiences on various topics related to food and water insecurity.

Key topics of discussion in this focus area could include:

  • Understanding the causes and impacts of food and water insecurity.
  • The intersection of food and water security with climate change, health, and economic development.
  • The role of policy and governance in promoting food and water security.
  • Agricultural practices and sustainable food production.
  • Food waste reduction and recovery, and access to safe water.
  • Gender, nutrition, and health disparities.
  • Humanitarian aid and emergency response.
  • Indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for food & water security.

Session Formats

General Guidlines

We welcome proposals from current grantees, alumni (U.S. or non-U.S.) and anyone who supports the ideals of the Fulbright program. You do not have to be a member of the Fulbright Association, but all presenters must register for the Conference, and members will receive a discount.

Presentations of original research must meet professional and/or academic standards with additional consideration given to on-going projects that resulted from a Fulbright grant or other international exchange opportunity.

Presenters may submit a proposal for each format. Please note that if we cannot accommodate your preferred format, as space is limited, we will ask if you would be willing to combine your session or present in another format.


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Why Present?

Amazing professional development opportunity

Wonderful way to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas

Opportunity to build your professional network

Call for Peer Reviewers

We are seeking program proposal reviewers for the Fulbright Association 46th Annual Conference! The FA Conference is unique thanks to the many talents, backgrounds, and interests of Fulbrighters. You will enjoy reviewing a variety of proposals and get a rich sense of the exciting diversity that we offer at the Conference.

Position Description:
Peer Reviewers will read and score proposals objectively and independently, based on criteria provided. Proposals to review (including general interest sessions, poster sessions, roundtable discussions and Fulbright Stories) will be assigned after July 15. Each reviewer will be assigned between 4-7 proposals to review

The advice and guidance from peer reviewers are invaluable assets to our conference and will be acknowledged on the conference website, program book and mobile app. 

Thank you for volunteering!

  • Review Dates
    Peer review activities will occur over a two week time period in late-July.

  • Qualifications
    Reviewers must be current Fulbright Association (FA) members. If you are not a member, please join for as little as $30/year.
  • Travel Commitment
    While we hope you would join us at the conference, travel is not expected for this position.

Please note that you can submit a proposal and serve as a reviewer; you will not be assigned to review your own proposal.