Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett


Dr. Anthony Fauci

April 19, 2023

Grand Hyatt Washington

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Live stream begins at 7:30 PM ET

The Fulbright Prize will be awarded jointly to Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett and Dr. Anthony Fauci for their contributions in the global promotion of public health.
Join us as we celebrate their achievements and, by extension, we honor all researchers, scientists, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals who have contributed to the global fight against the coronavirus.

Event Details

Featured Artistes

Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time, performing on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. Honored with five Grammy® awards and the US National Medal of Arts, she has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Super Bowl. A Fulbrighter to Germany, Renée is a recipient of the Fulbright Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

In November, she starred in the world premiere staging of The Hours, a new opera based on the prize-winning novel and film, at the Metropolitan Opera. Renée won the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo Album for Voice of Nature: the Anthropocene.

A leading advocate for research at the intersection of arts and health, as Artistic Advisor to the Kennedy Center, Renée helped launch the first ongoing collaboration between that institution and the NIH.

Connect with Renée: www.reneefleming.com

Photo of Quynh Nguyen, Pianist

Award-winning Vietnamese-American pianist Quynh Nguyen was selected as one of the “19 young stars of tomorrow” by Musical America. Quynh has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Vietnam including Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France, in notable concert venues such as Carnegie Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, McEvoy Auditorium, the Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., the Kaye Playhouse in New York, the Berlin Konzerthause, and the Opera House in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music and received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Graduate Center of City University of New York. Additionally, she is the recipient of several highly prestigious scholarships and awards, including the United States Presidential Academic Excellence Award, the American Prize, and the Fulbright Fellowship to study music with the late Yvonne Loriod Messiaen in Paris, France in 2004-2005.

Dr. Nguyen currently serves on the music faculty of the Music Department at Hunter College, City University of New York, and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival.

Connect with Dr. Quynh: www.quynhnguyen.com

Photo of Alyea Pierce, Ed.M, Poet

National Geographic Explorer and Fulbright alumna, Alyea Pierce uses poetry, spoken word performance, audio, and photography to examine oral storytelling and folklore traditions across the African diaspora.  Alyea is a spoken word poet and researcher who recently contributed to National Geographic’s podcast series Into the Depths and has performed internationally from the United Kingdom to South Africa, as well as at numerous TEDx events. Alyea’s poetry has been published online and in print, including the Guardian, New York Daily News, Obsidian, and the Caribbean Writer to name a few.

For Alyea’s Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling project, she examines the revitalization of oral storytelling and folktale traditions in Trinidad and Tobago through present-day spoken word & rhythm poetry. While studying contemporary Afro-Trinidadian literature, Alyea documents the history and experiences of people, and explores the intricacies of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival. She integrates photography, videography, and spoken word performance to create a manuscript of poetry and fictional short stories focusing on memory and migration

Alyea is an adjunct professor for the English department at Rutgers University’s School of Communication & Information.

Connect with Alyea: National Geographic Profile | LinkedIn | Instagram  

Trio Expressivo – Jazz

John Osment received his degrees in piano and jazz studies from the University of Maryland and is currently teaching jazz piano at American University, George Washington University, as well as his alma mater, University of Maryland. He can be heard on recordings by Buck Hill, Davey Yarborough, Al Williams, and Maryann Redmond.

John Previti grew up in the Southern Maryland-D.C. area, immersed in the region’s bubbling cauldron of musical styles: swing, country, jazz, R&B, soul, and the roots of rockabilly. John joined local phenom Danny Gatton’s Band which went on to make guitar history and stayed with Danny for the next eighteen years. John is now a veteran and first-call for the DC area’s top musical acts.

Nick Ruggieri studied at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he majored in Percussion Performance. While in Boston, he continued his studies with Fred Budha, the percussionist for the Boston Pops, as well as Alan Dawson, the famous Jazz drummer/instructor. Nick currently performs and teaches in the DC area, in a wide range of musical styles.

Venue & Room Block

The Fulbright Prize Ceremony & Dinner will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. The hotel is located just blocks away from the National Mall, with direct access via the Metro Center station.

Grand Hyatt Washington
Independence Ballroom
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

The Fulbright Association has arranged a special room rate for Prize attendees at the Grand Hyatt at $319/night (not including 14.95% state and local taxes and a $10 nightly destination fee). Reservation details will be provided in your ticket registration confirmation.

The deadline to reserve your room within our block is Tuesday, March 28. Rooms within our block are limited and will sell out fast!


All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Check-in Open5:00 PMIndependence Foyer - Prize Check-In
Welcome Reception5:30 PMIndependence Ballroom
Seated Dinner6:30 PMIndependence Ballroom
Prize Ceremony 7:30 PMIndependence Ballroom & Live Streamed Globally
Dessert & Coffee8:30 PMIndependence Ballroom


Travel & Parking

The Fulbright Prize Ceremony & Dinner will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. The hotel is located just blocks away from the National Mall, with direct access via the Metro Center station.

Travel from Airport

Washington, D.C. is serviced by several local transportation centers. The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Union Station Amtrak– 2 miles from venue

Regan National Airport – 5 miles from venue

Dulles International Airport – 27 miles from venue

Baltimore-Washington International Airport – 35 miles from venue

Directions from Metro

The hotel has direct lobby access from the Metro Center train station, which is on the red line.


Please note that parking is not owned by the hotel and cannot be charged to your guest room.

Valet Parking Rates
Located at the Front Entrance of the Hotel, 1000 H Street NW
Includes in and out privileges
(Managed by Laz Parking)

  • 0-2 Hours $33
  • 2-8 Hours $43
  • 8+ Hours $62

Quick Park Self-Parking Rates
Located on 10th Street NW between H and G Streets
Does not include in and out privileges

  • 0-1 Hours $11
  • 1-4 Hours $19
  • 4-10 Hours $20
  • 10-24 Hours $45

CityCenterDC Self-Parking Rates
Located where 11th Street NW and H Street meet
Does not include in and out privileges
Operates 6:00 AM- 2:00 AM

  • 0-1 Hours $10
  • 1-2 Hours $14
  • Max All-Day $19
  • Evening $10.00 (M-F enter after 6pm & exit before 2am)
  • Overnight $27

Frequently Asked Questions

We know that you will have questions about the upcoming Prize!

To help, we’ve assembled a list of our most common questions so that you can get the answers you need. We will continue to update this with questions we receive from our members and friends leading up to the event.

You may use “Ctrl+F” (control plus F) on your keyboard to quickly locate the answers to your questions.


Will the Prize take place in-person or online?
Both! Both! The Prize takes place live in Washington, DC at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. We will transmit the program live around the globe for worldwide viewing online in real time. The Prize will also be available for registrants to view on demand. 

What time does the Prize ceremony begin?
Doors will open at 5:30 PM. The evening will kick off with a reception followed by dinner. The Prize ceremony will begin streaming at 7:30PM EDT.

Will Drs. Fauci and Corbett appear in-person to accept their award?
Yes. They will both receive their award in-person in Washington, DC on April 19. The event will also be live streamed for those who are unable to physically attend.

Attending In Person

What is the cost to attend the Prize
You can purchase an individual ticket or secure a table of 8 to make sure you are seated with your closest peers and colleagues.

  • Early-Bird Ticket: $250/seat (closes on Sunday, March 5, 2023)
  • Reguarly Ticket: $325/seat (closes on Friday, April 7, 2023)

To learn more about purchasing a table, please view our Sponsorship & Table Packages or contact us at alicia@fulbright.org.

Is there a limit to how many tickets I can purchase?
You can purchase up to four (4) individual tickets per registration. If you would like to purchase extra seats, please consider the Sponsor A Table option. 

Note: Tables can seat up to eight (8). 

When will I receive my ticket?
You will not receive a physical ticket to this event. When you are registered through the online system, you (and your guests) will receive a confirmation email. Upon check-in at the venue, you will receive your table number and name tag to “enter” into our event space.

Individuals who are not on the list of pre-registered guests will not be admitted.

What is the last day I can register to attend?
The registration deadline is Friday, April 7, 2023.

Is there a dress code for the evening?
Business Dress/Business Formal

Will parking be available?
Yes. There will be valet parking available at and around the venue. Please view the Travel & Parking tab for additiona information.

Can I choose with whom I would like to sit?
You will be seated with your registered guest(s). If you will like to sit with an individual who is registered separately, please enter the name of the person you would like seated at your table in the RSVP Comments section of the form. We will try our best to accommodate seating requests.

To gaurantee seating with your closest friends, we recommend purchasing a table.

What do I need to bring to the event?
You will need to produce your COVID-19 Vaccination Card (a digital image is acceptable) and government-issued ID that matches the name on the vaccination card during check-in.

I can no longer attend the event. What are my options?
If you are no longer able to attend, you can cancel or transfer your registration by sending a written request to prize@fulbright.org. You may also choose to donate full or partial registration cost in support of the Fulbright Association’s mission to continue to extend the Fulbright tradition of education, advocacy, and service. Please view our full Cancellation Policy for important deadlines. 

I am unable to attend the event. Will the Prize be available online?
Yes, the event with be streamed live and on-demand. Please view the “Attending the Live Stream” information below.

Attending the Live Stream

Where can I view the live stream?
The live stream will be viewable on the Fulbright Association’s YouTube page. The link will be shared with registrants in March.

In what time zone is the Prize ceremony taking place?
On-site and live streamed content follows a schedule based on Eastern Daylight Time. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm EDT.

What are the technology requirements to connect to the live stream?
You need an internet connection and web or mobile browser. For the best viewing experience, we recommend you use Google Chrome. Internet Explorer is not recommended as some functions are not fully supported.

What access needs are available?
The live stream and on-demand video will be captioned. 

Sponsors & Donors 

How can I become a Sponsor at the event?
There are numerous opportunities to be a Sponsor at the Prize. Please see all sponsorship benefits here

When should I submit my assets for the Prize website and event materials?
April 7 is the deadline to submit assets and payments. We highly recommend that you submit as soon as you can to ensure full benefits. 

Is my donation/sponsorship tax deductible?

  • Individual Sponsors & Donors:
    The Fulbright Association is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization listed in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Amounts paid in excess of $200 per person to attend the Prize are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent permitted by law. EIN: 52-1821935
  • Corporate/Non-Profit/University Sponsors:
    Sponsorships or other contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor/sponsor’s federal income tax return. However, they may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business. Consult your tax advisor for clarification.

About the Prize

The Fulbright Prize for International Understanding honors the world’s most prestigious international exchange program, as well as the legacy of its creator, the late Senator J. William Fulbright.

Since 1993, the Prize has recognized outstanding contributions to promoting peace through greater understanding among peoples, cultures, and nations. The Prize, which includes a US$50,000 award, is presented at a ceremony where the Laureate gives a major address.

The Prize has a distinguished history of Laureates, among them Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton, Vaclav Havel, Corazon Aquino, Mary Robinson, Doctors without Borders, Bill and Melinda Gates, Angela Merkel, and Bono.

Prize sponsorships and donations provide critical support to the Fulbright Association’s programs in education, advocacy, and public service, including outreach to under-represented communities


You can join us as an individual or secure a table of 8, for as low as $2,500, to make sure you are seated with your closest peers and colleagues. To learn more about purchasing a table, please view our Sponsorship & Table Packages below or contact us at alicia@fulbright.org.

Early ticket sales of $250/ticket closed on Sunday, March 5, 2023. 

General Ticket

Ticket Inclusions: Hors d’Oeuvres & Wine | Three-Course Dinner | Awards Ceremony | Entertainment

The Fulbright Association is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization listed in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Amounts paid in excess of $200 per person to attend the Prize are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent permitted by law. EIN: 52-1821935

Registration Cancelation Policy

Registration Refund

To cancel a registration and request a refund, a written request must be sent to prize@fulbright.org. Please enter “Prize Refund” in the subject line.

  • Refund requests received by March 3, 2023 will receive a full refund.
  • Refund requests received between March 4, 2022 and April 3, 2023 will receive a refund equal to 50% of your full ticket.
  • Refund requests received after April 3, 2023 are not eligible for a refund.

*Exceptions to the cancellation refund policy outlined above will be considered on a case-by-case basis and decisions will be made within two weeks after the conclusion of the event.

In Lieu of a Refund

In lieu of a refund, you are welcome to transfer your ticket or convert the cost of your ticket into a tax-exempt donation to the Fulbright Association. Please email prize@fulbright.org with one of the two options below:

  1. You may transfer your registration to a friend or colleague.
  2. You may donate full or partial registration cost to the FA’s mission to continue and extend the Fulbright tradition of education, advocacy and service. 

Please note: If the event is postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, full registration fees can be refunded; however, FA will not be responsible for additional costs including but not limited to cancellation/change fees assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. FA will not reimburse registration fees for weather, travel-related delays or cancellations, or other circumstances outside of FA’s control that prevent attendees from traveling to the event.

Sponsorship & Table Packages

The Fulbright Association offers partners and sponsors an extraordinary opportunity to associate your name and brand with a world class event, the awarding of the Fulbright Prize to Drs. Corbett and Fauci! You would also be aligned with the world’s most prestigious and respected educational exchange program.

We are seeking to build meaningful relationships with organizations whose brand aligns with – 

  • Fulbright Association’s commitment to diversity, international education, and mutual understanding; and
  • Drs. Corbett and Fauci’s commitment to public & global health, scientific research, and health equity.

Network and Build Relationships

Interact with the Fulbright community. Key attendees include:

  • Members of Congress, Administration Officials, Foreign Ambassadors
  • Corporate, Non-Profit, and Higher Education Leaders 
  • Faculty from Colleges and Universities across the United States
  • American and Global Fulbright Grantees and Alumni

Brand Recognition

Achieve brand visibility, awareness, and meaningful connections by supporting the Prize. From pre-event communications to on-site branded activities, sponsorships offer meaningful, high-value exposure to your most important prospects, clients, and peers. 

The event will be streamed live online and viewable around the world.

Sponsorship Prospectus

Want to chat about your sponsorship options? Complete the Sponsorship Interest Form or email Alicia, Director for National Events at alicia@Fulbright.org 

Thank You to our Fulbright Prize Supporters!

We are so grateful for the support of our corporate partners, Institutions, and donors, who are committed international education and mutual understanding.

You provide critical support to the Fulbright Association’s programs in education, advocacy, and public service, including outreach to under-represented communities.


Silver Level Sponsor


Exclusive Welcome Reception Sponsor

The Pennsylvania State University

Bronze Level Sponsors

Partner Level Sponsor

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Cente

Friend Level Sponsor

Exclusive Photo Area Sponsor

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Supporter Level Sponsor

Table Level Sponsors

Want to chat about your sponsorship options? Complete the form below or email the Director for National Events at alicia@fulbright.org.