The Fulbright Association is currently running a second pilot phase of our mentorship program, “Fulbright Together”. Some history about this program: in 2022, we initiated a first phase pilot program for mentorship and professional development, pairing young professional Fulbrighters with more experienced career professional Fulbrighters based on a shared Fulbright experience and professional discipline. The feedback has been incredible, but we have learned that there is strong but unmet demand from young grantees for a mentor as they transition to life back in the United States.
So, through a second pilot phase of this program, we are now conducting the matching process aiming to match current Fulbright grantees and very recent alumni with more experienced Fulbright professionals to assist them with professional and/or personal development. We hope to expand this program to the entire Fulbright community in the coming months.
If you have already been matched: Welcome! All mentors have been encouraged to reach out to their mentees, but you are welcome to reach out to them by email at any time. We encourage you to connect at the earliest time that is convenient for you to get acquainted with one another. This program is all about flexibility, so you are welcome to meet as frequently as is convenient for the two of you as a pair.
Our team has compiled a Mentorship Toolkit to help you and your mentor get started. You can check out the available materials below.
As always, you are always welcome to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or issues that you encounter. We wish you the best of luck on your mentoring journey!
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