Science and Technology Research Institutes

Fulbright Academy

  • South Portland, ME
  • www.FulbrightAcademy.org

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Mission Statement

The Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology is an international organization established by alumni of the prestigious Fulbright Exchange Program and other members of the science and technology community. Since 2003, the Fulbright Academy has been a catalyst for collaboration among Fulbright Scholars.  It facilitates dialogue among scholars and creates opportunities for alumni to leverage and share their unique knowledge and experience to better serve society.

Main Programs

  1. education/networking
Service Areas

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International

The Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology operates in the USA and internationally, in partnership with local organizations, institutions and businesses.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2003

Self-reported

Mr. Eric Howard

Keywords

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Fulbright, International, Science, Technology, Engineering, Education, Medicine

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Also Known As

Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology

EIN

13-4226367

 Number

3590576391

Physical Address

22 Cottage Road

South Portland, ME 04106

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (U01)

Alumni Associations (B84)

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Fulbright Exchange Program gives some 7,000 grants per year, and there are over 300,000 alumni.  The Fulbright Academy is independent of the exchange program and focuses its work on half of the alumni - those who in sciences and technology fields. Thousands of alumni receive our newsletters and hundreds of alumni participate in our programs each year.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

education/networking

FAST has two major programs: study committees and public education/networking events. The Study Committees are funded by outside entities or conducted in partnership with universities and research institutes, and they bring together an international group of experts to address a particular issue. The networking events include the Fulbright Forum, a smaller meeting that generally attracts scientists and professionals from a particular region, and the annual FAST Research Conference, which attracts a worldwide participation. FAST also produces a newsletter, which is distributed electronically to thousands of people around the world.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$45,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology operates in the USA and internationally, in partnership with local organizations, institutions and businesses.

Funding Needs

FAST is seeking sponsors for our conferences and for programs.  The conferences typically have 50-250 participants, drawing from an international base of alumni.  The programs address the needs of a smaller group of people, and have a narrower focus - such as our work on information technology in North Africa.

Affiliations + Memberships

American Association for Advancement of Science - Member

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Fulbnght Academy, Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Fulbright Academy

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Eric Howard

BIO

Information Officer, IUCN Environmental Law Center - 2 years

Policy Researcher, World Wildlife Fund and other clients - 4 years

Executive Director, Maine Wood Products Association - 5 years

Executive Secretary, Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals - 5 years

Board Member, Camp Ketcha - 8 years, Treasurer for 2 years

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Eric Howard is the Fulbright Academy's executive director. He has been building bridges between people interested in science, technology and business for more than ten years. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to West Germany in 1989, to conduct research at the University of Bonn in land planning, forest management and rural economic development. He also held fellowships at World Wildlife Fund and at the US Environmental Protection Agency. He earned a B.A. with Honors in Geology from Wesleyan University and a Master of Environmental Management degree with a focus on resource economics and policy from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Mr. Howard started his career as the Information Officer for the World Conservation Union's Environmental Law Center in Bonn Germany, where he was responsible for collecting and disseminating information on legal and policy developments during the two years leading up to the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. Since 1995 he has directed non-profit initiatives and managed programs with a focus on environmental conservation and science and technology innovation."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr Phil Rakita

Armour Associates

Term: Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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