Our Commission

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium, and Luxembourg is located in KBR (the Royal Library of Belgium) in downtown Brussels and administers the Fulbright Program for Belgium, Luxembourg, and the European Union, and runs an EducationUSA Advising Center.

The Commission administers several Fulbright Scholarship Programs for citizens of Belgium and Luxembourg. Grants are available for graduate study, (pre-)doctoral research and post-doctoral research or university lecturing in the United States. Fulbright awards fund Belgian and Luxembourgish citizens to study, research, or lecture at an accredited U.S. institution for a period between three months and one year. Grants are available for study and research in all fields of study, with additional Partner Awards available for study and research in specific fields (e.g., law, STEM). Special programs for language teaching assistants (Dutch, French and German) and secondary school teachers of English also exist. U.S. citizens seeking Fulbright grants for study or research in Belgium or Luxembourg can also obtain information from the Commission. Please see Grants for American Citizens.

The Commission in Brussels also administers the Fulbright-Schuman Program. The program, co-financed by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission and the U.S. State Department, funds graduate and postgraduate study, research, and lecture proposals in the field of U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions for interested American and EU citizens. Through this program, American professors and advanced graduate students may travel to EU Member States for study or research on topics relating to EU affairs or US-EU relations. Academics, professionals and policy makers from European Union member states may pursue similar courses of study, research, or lecturing at American colleges and universities. This is the only Fulbright program at the Brussels Commission that is open to citizens of all EU member states.

Commission staff

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Erica Lutes

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

Elisabeth Bloxam

PROGRAM OFFICER

Sonny Willems

PROGRAM OFFICER

Marie-Aimée Ntawukulityayo

OFFICE MANAGER

Marine Carlier

Commission Board of Directors

U.S. Ambassador to Belgium (Honorary Co-Chair)

Ronald J. Gidwitz

Ambassador to Luxembourg (Honorary Co-Chair)

J. Randolph Evans

U.S. Ambassador to the European Union (Honorary Co-Chair)

Gordon Sondland

American University (Chairman)

Jerome Sheridan

Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy to Belgium

Carla Benini

Vice-President and Head of EMEA Public Affairs UPS (Treasurer)

Penny Naas

Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund

Peter Chase

Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education

Josiane Laures

Belgian Science Policy Office

Gisele Roulleaux

Secretary General, Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs

Koen Verlaeckt

Director for International Affairs, Academie de Recherche et d’Enseignement

Kevin Guillaume

Chairman, KU Leuven Association

Andre Oosterlinck

Advisory Committee Fulbright Schuman

Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Mission to the EU

Christina Tomlinson

DG Education and Culture, European Commission

Irene Sabio Gallego

American University Brussels

Jerome Sheridan

Professor, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Alison Woodward

Volunteer and internship opportunities

Are you interested in interning at the Fulbright Commission? The Fulbright Commission offers a select number of internships for students, including part-time and full-time internships, throughout the year. Interns work on projects ranging from educational advising and program administration to event management and social media/communications; prospective interns are encouraged to visit our YouTube channel, which features interviews with previous interns. For volunteer and internship opportunities at the Fulbright Commission, please contact info@fulbright.be with a resume and cover letter.

Employment opportunities

Knowledgeable about higher education or international relations? Passionate about international education and cultural exchange? Interested in working in a fast-paced, multicultural office in the heart of Brussels? Apply to work at the Fulbright Commission in Brussels!

We currently have no open positions

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