The Fulbright programme is facing an existential threat: the submitted federal budget would result in a 47% cut to the Fulbright programme for Fiscal Year 2018. Your alumni network needs your help to Stand for Fulbright. Please take action now to save the Fulbright programme.
You can contact the US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires ad interim (Acting Ambassador) Lewis Lukens, to urge him to advocate full funding for the Fulbright programme. It is vital to the future of Fulbright that you make your voice heard and affirm the impact and importance of the programme.
The more UK citizens Mr Lukens hears from, the more likely he is to advocate among his US government colleagues for sustained funding.
We have created a template letter for you to send to the Chargé d’Affaires.
You can tell your members of Congress to oppose these cuts and to restore funding to the $250 million level. House and Senate members make the final decision on funding, so it is vital to the future of Fulbright that you make your voice heard. Many members of Congress are already inclined to support the Program. The more constituents they hear from, the more likely they are to reject these cuts and advocate among their colleagues for sustained Program funding.
The Fulbright Association advocacy platform includes a sample letter and phone script, and sends your message to your Congressional representatives electronically. The process only takes a few minutes, and has a real impact on the future of Fulbright.