The Fulbright Alumni Program for Pakistani grantees is administered by USEFP. Alumni are entitled to a variety of post-grant opportunities to engage in activities as part of giving back to Pakistan.
Fulbright Alumni Grants for Academic Activities
The grant funds academic activities (workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions in Pakistan only) initiated by Fulbright alumni in their academic disciplines or area of specialization/expertise. The aim of the grant is to support educational activities in all academic disciplines across Pakistan.
The maximum funding available is USD 2,000 (equivalent in local currency at the prevailing exchange rate). All Pakistani Fulbright alumni (Master's, Ph.D., FLTA, Scholar (Post-Doctoral Research), or Pre-Doctoral Research) are eligible to apply for these grants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Pakistan National Association of Fulbright Alumni (Pak-NAFA)
The Alumni Affairs Department at USEFP oversees the Pakistan National Association of Fulbright Alumni (Pak-NAFA). This association connects alumni across the country, opening avenues for collaboration and networking.
Pak-NAFA hosts 9 chapters in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Jamshoro, Gilgit, Multan, Faisalabad, and Quetta.
For information on chapters and officers click here.
Giving back with USEFP
Fulbright alumni form an integral link to USEFP’s national educational outreach program, and its selection process for future Fulbright grantees.
Each year USEFP reaches hundreds of thousands of students across Pakistan, visiting all provinces, major cities, and far flung areas with its scholarship opportunities, GRE test prep classes, testing services, and free educational advising services. Fulbright alumni are given opportunities to join these outreaches to speak with young aspiring students to help them on their educational journeys by sharing their Fulbright knowledge, professional experience, and personal stories.
Teaching GRE Prep Classes
USEFP reaches out to its Fulbright alumni twice annually to recruit teachers for its GRE prep classes. Fulbright alumni score among the top GRE test taking percentile in Pakistan each year, so they make ideal teachers for students aspiring to do the same.
Fulbright Scholarship Grantee Selections
USEFP’s Fulbright Grantee selection process requires Fulbright alumni to provide an integral service in selecting the next batch of Pakistani grantees. Fulbright alumni participate in reviewing all scholarship applications received from across the country and conducting the final selection interviews of short-listed candidates. USEFP invites Fulbright alumni to volunteer for these services annually, and on average engages over 80 alumni from across Pakistan to review approximately three thousand five hundred scholarship applications, and to conduct over four hundred interviews.
The Fulbright Heroes program recognizes Pakistani Fulbright alumni for their immense contributions to society upon their return to Pakistan. These alumni are recognized for their achievements through the Heroes program, which captures their stories on film. The Fulbright Heroes series was started in 2016 and a new season is released annually.
Fulbright Heroes is released to audiences online, and is showcased across Pakistan at USEFP outreaches, events, promotions, and donor meetings.
Watch Fulbright Heroes
The Fulbright Talks program is a free public knowledge sharing platform where Fulbright alumni knowledge is shared with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The program captures the stories, lessons, and experiences of Pakistani Fulbright alumni on video filmed at The Annual Fulbright Alumni Conference (Hyperlink to page).
Fulbright Talks are also featured through other platforms where Pakistani Fulbright alumni, and visiting U.S. Fulbright Scholars give talks to audiences across Pakistan.
View Fulbright Talks
Alumni Events and Activities
USEFP hosts Fulbright alumni get togethers, networking events, dinners, outdoor excursions, talks, movie nights, and national conferences annually across Pakistan. All alumni registered with USEFP receive invitations to these exclusive events.
Alumni Registration and Contacting USEFP
All Fulbright alumni are entitled to the opportunities offered by USEFP. If you wish to learn more, or do not receive periodic communication from USEFP, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 051-8431300 and ask for the Alumni Department.
Fulbright Alumni Portal
Only accessible to Fulbright program alumni, this portal gives access to exclusive job postings, alumni events, grants, publications, and a national Fulbright alumni contact directory.
To register or sign in, click here.