Events For Fulbright Grantees


Fulbright Orientation

All US grantees to Norway who are in country at the time are exected to participate in the Fulbright Orientation and Welcome Reception at the Nobel Institute in Oslo in August. Accompanying family members are welcome to attend the orientation and reception as well.

Events For Fulbright Grantees

Fulbright Grantee Seminar/Ski Weekend

The US-Norway Fulbright Foundation gathers all  US Fulbrighters in Norway for a long weekend of intellectual enrichment and a celebration of your work in Oslo, followed by a traditional ski weekend in the mountains near Lillehammer. At the Fulbright Grantee Seminar each grantee presents his/her Fulbright project to fellow Fulbrighters.  Advisors/sponsors are also welcome to attend.  The seminar wraps up with a reception for grantees and invited guests at the US Ambassador’s residence in Oslo.  Following the Seminar, we spend a weekend at a traditional mountain ski resort north of Lillehammer. All expenses are paid, for grantees as well as accompanying dependents.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS – Participants Selected by Lottery:

The US-Norway Fulbright Foundation provides an opportunity for a few Fulbrighters to participate in the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, the Fulbright Seminar in Berlin and the EU/NATO Seminar for Fulbrighters in Brussels.  A lottery will be held at the orientation meeting in August. Scholars beginning their work in Norway after August, and who will not be in attendance at the orientation, should send an email indicating their interest and order of preference for participating in the following events:

Events For Fulbright Grantees

Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in the Oslo City Hall
Date: December 10 (every year)
Up to 5 grantees
*Recipients must cover travel/accommodation to Oslo themselves.

Events For Fulbright Grantees

Berlin Seminar
Berlin, Germany
Date: March
Up to 4 participants funded by the Fulbright Office (students only)

The German Fulbright Commission arranges an annual, mid-year Seminar enabling grantees to get together, share experiences, and discuss the achievements and pchallenges of the past semester. The Seminar also gives grantees the chance to experience Berlin. A variety of events, lectures, and discussions will focus on political, economic, and cultural topics. A special concert performed by Fulbright musicians marks another highlight. And finally, a reception will bring you together with people from Berlin’s academic, political, economic and cultural scenes.

It is also possible for self-paying participants to attend. Students and scholars may apply for a travel grant to attend. Musicians: Musicians can apply to perform at a concert during the seminar, and the German Fulbright Commission will fund seminar participation for those selected.

EU/NATO Seminar
Brussels, Belgium
Date: March
One participant funded by the Fulbright Office (students only).

Our program will begin in Luxembourg (the Court of Justice of the European Community and the Court of Auditors of the European Commission). In Brussels, we will begin with a full day of briefings at the European Commission, and also include the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament.  In Mons, we will visit SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe). In Brugge, we will visit the College of Europe, a post-graduate institution offering degrees in European Affairs.