Applications for the 2023 Mulert Award are now open. Please apply here via a quick and short online form. Application deadline is February 28, 2023. The winner of the award will be announced in a festive award ceremony as part of our Spring Ball on March 25, 2023 in Hamburg.
Annual Award Information
The Jürgen Mulert Award for Mutual Understanding (short: Mulert Award) is granted once a year by the German Fulbright Alumni Association to an outstanding former participant of the worldwide Fulbright program. Applicants and awardees include distinct founders, researchers, artists, professionals and/or volunteers across disciplines, whose work and projects reflect and advance discourse and peace through mutual understanding.
Applicants and their projects may be professional or volunteer, and may have an artistic, social, economic or similar character. We particularly encourage and support applications of projects with a strong focus on promoting mutual understanding. Select awardees and their exceptional projects are highlighted under Latest Updates on the bottom of this page.
The prize package for the Mulert Award winner includes:
- Recognition and award reception during a festive ceremony at one of the Association’s annual events in Germany, as a stage for the winner to personally present their project
- Project summary and biography in the next issue of the annual member’s magazine FRANKly as well as on the association’s website and on social media
- 1,000 EUR monetary support for the awarded project
- Networking opportunities within the Fulbright Alumni community
- Full travel support to the award ceremony (within Europe)
The call for application is released annually via our member newsletter and is published under the news section on our website.
Founder of the Fulbright Alumni Association –
The Life of Juergen Mulert
Since 2010, the German Fulbright Alumni Association has granted the Mulert Award in memory of the association’s initiator and founder, Dr. Jürgen Mulert (1938-2008).
After half a year of planning and preparation, the Association was founded in Frankfurt am Main on January 24, 1986. Countless returnees from prior years were contacted, and Jürgen Mulert and fiften others were the inaugural members.
Frankfurt was chosen as the association’s home for several reasons. It is the geographical center of Germany, many committed Fulbrighters were gathered there, and last but not least, a (Fulbright-) law office there supported the Association in notarial matters. One year later, Jürgen Mulert moved to Frankfurt to work at the city’s main university.
In addition to those within the Associations he founded, he has held many voluntary positions. He was lay judge at the Administrative Court in Stuttgart from 1975 to 1980, lay judge at the Administrative Court in Weimar from 1997, and in various committees of the Chamber of Commerce. Law, principally the law of the Roman Empire, was his passion. He revered the Humanists and wrote these few lines called the THE DIOGENES DECLARATION: Do it out of general esteem for Mankind.
Talents and Passions
He spoke English and French fluently, revered Jacques Rousseau, Charles Dickens, Maria Callas and the Beatles.
Italy was the country which most attracted him, and he decided to hike from Erfurt to Rome over two weeks every summer. For each successive year, he would continue the hike where he left it the year before.
Latest Updates on the Award
- Dr. John Ashley Null wins Mulert Award 2022 with “Emotional Wellness training program” from Berlin - The Emotional Wellness training program for Hertha Berlin’s U17 team is based on helping the young men build healthy relationships through developing the key skills of mutual understanding. In the process, the youth players are not only learning how to bring out the best in themselves but also how to affirm and encourage the best …
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- Vera Kostiuk Busch wins the Special Prize of the Mulert Award 2022 with the “Mother Tongue – Ukrainian” project from Ratingen - The idea of the project “Mother Tongue – Ukrainian” is to help Ukrainian children not to forget their native language and culture. They suffer immensely due to the Russian invasion of their country. At Ukrainian Sunday School they have a central place to interact with others that have experienced a similar, traumatic situation. The German …
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- Registration now open for 2022 General Assembly in Cologne! - Dear FAeV members and friends, We are happy to announce that registration has now begun for this year’s 2022 General Assembly, which will take place on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 and which offers an accompanying programm over the span of the weekend. Some of the planned events need to be paid in advance and have …
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- Apply now for the Mulert Award 2022! - Applications for the 2022 Mulert Award are open. Please apply here by May 7th, 2022 via a quick and short online form and reach out to us in case of any questions. You can find out more about former Mulert Award laureates and their projects at the bottom of this page. …
- No Mulert Award in 2021 - Due to the ongoing pandemic the yearly Winter Ball, which acts as the Award Ceremony, had been postponed several times and finally cancelled. Therefore, the deadline for the 2021 Mulert Award application had been pushed into 2022. From now on, the prize money will be 1000€: double the amount from previous years. …
- Kimberlyn Bailey wins Mulert Award 2020 with the “STEMM-Project” from Heidelberg - Germany, the US and many other countries have low rates of women in the senior-most career milestones in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) academia. Underrepresentation is undoubtedly an international issue. Nonetheless, there has been relatively little international conversation on the topic. One Fulbright alumna’s ongoing project tries to fix that. The 2020 Mulert award was …
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- Heidrun Bien wins Mulert Award 2019 with the “LGBTQ* Hockey Club” from London - So gay! Who has not heard homophobic remarks used as an insult in sports? Even today, even in Western Europe, many lesbian, gay, bi and trans people have negative experiences in sport—from bullying in school, to coming across anti-LGBTQ* language down the pub, on social media, on or off the pitch. They can feel that …
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- Bridget Kinneary wins Mulert Award 2018 with “Mit Mach Musik” from Berlin - The German Fulbright Alumni Association is proud to announce that this year’s Jürgen Mulert Award on Mutual Understanding is bestowed to the project “Mit Mach Musik”. Bridget Kinneary, Fulbright alumni from the United States now based in Berlin and music director of the project is presented with the Mulert Award for her courage and vision of supporting …
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- Pedro Marcial Cerrato wins Mulert Award 2017 for “CEMPRENDE” in Honduras - Taking Global Exposure to Local Endeavors – “CEMPRENDE” Receives Mulert Award on Mutual Understanding Frankfurt am Main, Germany, March 2017 – The German Fulbright Alumni Association is proud to announce that this year’s Jürgen Mulert Award on Mutual Understanding is bestowed to the project CEMPRENDE in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Pedro Marcial Cerrato, cofounder and chief activist …
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- Robert Lepenies wins Mulert Award 2016 with “Global Colleagues” - Global Colleagues attempts to match multidisciplinary poverty scholars in one-to-one partnerships and encourages participants to collaborate, to share reading recommendations and research insights, information on conferences, workshops as well as to offer introductions to research networks where appropriate. Partnerships are established for the duration of one year, renewable for further one-year periods by mutual consent. …
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