Released after the first summit between President Joe Biden and President Moon Jae-in, the U.S.-ROK Leaders’ Joint Statement expressed pride in Fulbright’s many years of activity in South Korea, activity which represents “the depth and strength of the longstanding ties between the people of the United States and the ROK.”
The Postdoctoral Award was launched for applicants who complete PhD degrees in South Korea in an effort to support the professional, personal, and academic development of aspiring young scholars. The new award is operated under the umbrella of the Visiting Scholar Program.
The Humphrey Fellowship Program for Journalists was launched as part of KAEC’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Korea.
Starting with applicants for the 2021-2022 grant year, eligibility for the Visiting Scholar Program was opened to applicants from all disciplines, which allowed KAEC to recruit scholars from STEM fields.
The worldwide Fulbright Program adopts a new logo.
In preparation for the reunification of North and South Korea, KAEC establishes a grant program specifically for North Korean Defectors wishing to complete advanced studies in the U.S.
Fulbright in Korea’s Future: A 60th Anniversary Commemorative History is published. Multiple events, including a reception, symposium, conference, and gala banquet, are held in honor of the program’s 60th anniversary.
“Cross-Cultural Visions,” a traveling art exhibition featuring the work of U.S. and Korean Fulbright alumni is hosted in Seoul, New York, and Washington, D.C. in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Korea.
U.S. Ambassador to Korea Stephen Bosworth hosts a reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Korea.
With the support of Korean Fulbright alumni, KAEC purchases and relocates to its current headquarters, the Fulbright Building. U.S. Ambassador to Korea Stephen Bosworth attends the opening ceremony for the building in January 2000.