German-American Fulbright Commission

RCSA and the German-American Fulbright Commission (GAFC) are collaborating to support the Cottrell-Fulbright Scholars Program, modeled after the RCSA Cottrell Scholar Award Program. Under this partnership, the GAFC will organize and finance an annual competition for 2-3 Cottrell-Fulbright Scholars. The use of the term “Cottrell” is conditioned on the implementation of a rigorous peer review process of all proposals received by the GAFC, similar to the process used to evaluate RCSA Cottrell Scholar Award proposals.  Successful submissions will contain innovative research and teaching plans with high potential for transformative impact.  The GAFC has the option of sending up to five Cottrell-Fulbright Scholars to the annual Cottrell Scholar Conference in Tucson, Arizona. The GAFC hopes to identify the first cohort of Cottrell-Fulbright Scholars by the time RCSA announces the 2016 Cottrell Scholars in February.

Begun in 1952 and headquartered in Berlin since 1998, GAFC is one of the most active and influential commissions of the binational educational exchange programs operating under the Fulbright umbrella. Annually, the Fulbright Program supports the research and educational activities of approximately 8,000 students and faculty from more than 155 countries. Every year, the German-American Fulbright Commission (one of 50 Fulbright commissions around the world) sponsors hundreds of student and faculty exchange activities in both Germany and the United States. More