We welcome nominations for the 2022 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding from all Fulbright Association members. The Fulbright Prize recognizes people and institutions that promote global cooperation and peace, inspire and lead positive change, and foster cultural understanding and respect.


  • You must be a member of the Fulbright Association to nominate. Check Membership Status or Become a Member
  • Complete the form below: the nomination form calls for a brief explanation for the nomination (250-word maximum).
  • Review the list of previous Laureates, which will provide a sense of the extraordinary people and institutions who have received the Prize.
  • Prize Laureates are chosen for their exceptional contributions in many fields; Individual Laureates do not have to be political leaders. They can be activists, diplomats, cultural figures, philanthropists, etc.
  • Nominees may be living individuals, a cohesive team or group of individuals, organizations, or institutions.
  • The Selection Committee will consider an individual nominee’s career and life in toto, but Laureates can be named for a singular accomplishment and can be any age. For nominations of organization and institutions, they will consider the wider body of work and reputation.
  • Nominees may come from anywhere in the world, and usually do not have an affiliation with the Fulbright Program; no Laureate to date has been a “Fulbrighter.”
  • Laureates must be available to attend a Prize event in person, where they will give a major address and participate in related activities.
  • You may not nominate yourself, a family member, employer, or employing institution.

Deadline: May 17