This year’s theme for our FRANKly magazine is “Pursuing our Social Conscience”. Loaded with great stories and pictures from everything that happened in 2022, we encourage you to read the latest edition of our Association’s yearly magazine!
Calling all writers!
Our FRANKly magazine is calling for articles for our 2022 edition, with the theme of, “Pursuing Our Social Conscience“. Everyone is encouraged to submit under the guidelines in the call to action attached here as a PDF.
Please share our call far & wide.
To look at our 2021 magazine, just click here:
The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2022. Please send all questions, ideas, and contributions to Jana Frey via email at email@example.com.
Pursuing Our Social Conscience
Injustices and inequalities have always existed in the societies we have created. The truth of this has again become apparent this year and forces us to listen closely to our social conscience, our sense of responsibility to engage with not only our own issues, but also those beyond us.
The war in Ukraine has brought this necessity particularly close for a lot of people. But of course, continuous threats to an equal, just and safe society for everyone should not be forgotten and remind us of the importance to take a stand, to raise our voices, to act with compassion and to contribute to making a change. Instead of focusing on the differences that separate us, we need to find the commonalities that connect us.
The FRANKly 2022 wishes to explore the different ways and arenas in which our social conscience can or should manifest. This issue welcomes contributions that rise to the occasion and accept civic responsibility. In which ways can we as people in general and as Fulbrighters in particular give back – and to whom? What injustices need to be tackled and what forms of protest can we chose to fight them? Can we take inspiration from the way people have followed their social conscience in the past, and how can we make use of this in the future? How can we empower others and support each other in order to have an impact beyond ourselves?
We are happy to present to you during this winter break, this year’s FRANKly! We hope you can take some time off during the next few days to spend with your loved ones, to relax – and to perhaps sit down with some Glühwein or Eggnog and the digital FRANKLy to read about this past year in the life of the FAeV and about our authors’ „Daring (New) Beginnings“!
We hope that the printed version of the magazine will be in your hands – true to the main theme – at the beginning of the new year.
In good old German tradition, the FAeV wishes a happy second day of Christmas and a guten Rutsch!
The 2020 Call for Articles for our association’s annual journal FRANKly is now available. Our editor this year – Jana Frey – is looking forward to your contributions on this year’s topic “reinventing comunities”.
Articles that exhibit a connection with the Fulbright Program, the German Fulbright Alumni Association (F.A.e.V.), or the network of Fulbright Alumni Associations across the globe are always encouraged. When submitting your article, please provide 2-3 sentences about yourself and a headshot. Authors are encouraged to submit images (3-6 images total) that support their article. Every photograph must include the photographer’s name and a caption. Articles may range in length from 3,000-12,000 characters (including spaces) and should be written in American English. The deadline for submissions is June 7, 2020.
Being part of a community – or of different communities – is one of the most important aspects of our lives, as they are places where we connect with other people. The way we feel about communities and the way we act within in them shapes us as people and contributes to who we are.
As Fulbrighters we have all jumped at the opportunity to leave our own home communities for a time, at the opportunity to be part of new host communities in a different country as well as to completely create our own communities that are neither home nor host community, but something new. Communities today are capable of bridging borders. As members of the Fulbright Alumni e.V. we are part of a huge community of different people from all over. And we might be part of other communities: the sports community, the music community, the physical community of our home town or broadly speaking – the online community.
But the way we understand community has been changing drastically. The FRANKly 2020 welcomes contributions that focus on what community means to you: What experiences have you had with moving between different communities and which communities have you been part of? How have they shaped you and how have you shaped them? How have communities changed? And what kinds of opportunities might lie ahead in the communities of the future? How have we reinvented what community means to us in the
past? And will outside influences change our community beyond recognition, or can we take an active part in reinventing what community is today in a positive way?
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Photographs must be:
- original work
- high quality (high-resolution)
- portrait format
- Maximum of 3 photo submissions per person
Here is the 2018 FRANKly cover for design reference:
The FRANKly is the annual journal of the German Fulbright Alumni Association. In addition to reporting on the regional, national, and international activities of our association, the publication serves as a platform for current Fulbrighters and alumni to share their fascinating experiences, witty opinions, unique perspectives, and thoughtful insights.
A new year, a new FRANKly! The 2019 Call for Articles is here and we are thrilled to announce this year’s theme:
What electrifies YOU? What are you passionate about? What is the electricity in your life; in society; in culture? We want to hear about it!
Electricity is the presence and flow of electric charge. Using electricity we can transfer energy in ways that allow us to perform common, everyday tasks. Similarly, Fulbright is all about working together to accomplish positive change and to make our goals become reality. At Fulbright events where current grantees, alumni, and friends are all eager to network, share their ideas, and to learn from one another, the electricity in the room is palpable.
The FRANKly 2019 welcomes contributions that focus on the electrifying factors in your life – how you are fueled by positive energy or how you combat negative charges that cross your path – as well as those that focus on active engagement in research or projects in the tech-industry for which electricity literally plays an integral role. Articles that exhibit a connection with the Fulbright Program, the German Fulbright Alumni Association (F.A.e.V.), or the network of Fulbright Alumni Associations across the globe are always encouraged.
When submitting your article, please provide 2-3 sentences about yourself and a headshot. Authors are encouraged to submit images (3-6 images total) that support their article. Every photograph must include the photographer’s name and a caption. Articles may range in length from 3,000-12,000 characters (including spaces) and should be written in American English.
The deadline for submissions is June 2, 2019. Please send all questions, ideas, and contributions to Anna Irvine (Editor, F.A.e.V. FRANKly) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to your articles!