Promoting young intercultural achievers...the Stratton Fellowships

A writer, an historian, a musicologist, a virologist, a journalist, psychologist, and tenor...what do these people all have in common? They are all young professionals. They are all recipients of the Stratton Fellowship Grant. And they represent the next generation of achievers...traveling the intercultural landscape between Switzerland and America.

Since 1966, FOSI's Stratton Laureates have designated a stipend for travel and study to a Stratton Fellow, allowing an aspiring young Swiss or American to dive a little bit deeper into their studies, their research, or their artistic pursuits. It’s our honor and a great pleasure to be able to keep up this tradition. As you can see in our list of past Stratton Fellows, the intercultural landscape is a rich and varied one.

 

Meet our Stratton Fellows...

 FOSI President, Larry Grob (left), recently had the opportunity to interview 2016 Stratton Fellow, Dr. Jonathan Mekinda, kicking off our Fellow interview series. They spoke about Professor Mekinda's travels and experiences in Switzerland. His work on a new book on Design History, and research in several Swiss universities made for a fascinating discussion. Click the arrow below to listen. Enjoy.

FOSI President, Larry Grob (left), recently had the opportunity to interview 2016 Stratton Fellow, Dr. Jonathan Mekinda, kicking off our Fellow interview series. They spoke about Professor Mekinda's travels and experiences in Switzerland. His work on a new book on Design History, and research in several Swiss universities made for a fascinating discussion. Click the arrow below to listen. Enjoy.

 
 

FOSI Stratton Fellows, 1966 - 2018


1966   Hans Naef, art historian

1968   Han-Rudolph Dürrenmatt, musicologist

1969   John Adams, composer

1970   Stephen Karon

1971   Wiscasset School District, Maine

1972   Karei Otavsky, art historian

1973   Martin Hurni, musician

1975   Rudolph Knöpfli

1976   Erika Strum, phychologist

1977   Donald A. Keller

1978   Henry K. Stegemeier

1979   Albert Gallatin Foundation

1980   David Francis Urrows, composer

1981   Robert S. Altman, biochemist

1982   Gerhard Stucki, ecologist

1983   Cambridge Society for Early Music

1984   Rafel Carreras, journalist

1985   Peter Wolf, medical librarian

1986   Toni Siegrist, educator

1987   Urs Hammer, historian

1988   Busch Reisinger Museum

1989   Aurelio Muttoni, engineer

1990   Zon Estes, cellist

1991   Andreas Werner, molecular biologist

1992   Charles Fussell, composer

1993   Sylvain Poitras, lawyer

1994   Pete Hessler, writer

1995   Caspar Heer, editor

1996   Zheng-Rong Wang, violinist

1997   Kenneth M. Robertson, baritone

1998   Wayne Hobbs, tenor

1999   Regina Hofmann, virologist

2000   Gregory Fossedal, writer

2001   Oliver Muehlemann, biologist

2002   J. Michael Waller, author

2003   Pierre Weill, journalist

2005   Stacy Figueredo, engineer

2006   Charles David Corbin, teacher

2007   Ali Arbia, political scientist

2008   Christina Rominger, psychologist

2009   Brent Bernkrant, naval officer

2010   Martin Werner, pianist

2011   Kristian Johnson, medical student

2012   Gabriela Hertig, social anthropologist

2013   Anna DeGraff, soprano

2014   Britta Voss, earth scientist

2015   David Loutzenheiser, transportation planner

2016   Jonathan Mekinda, professsor/ art history and design