Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in Asia

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Dear Colleagues, 


The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2019-2020 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty as well as for professionals and independent scholars. Awards that may be of interest to the H-Asia community include: 


Cambodia – All Disciplines

Teach, or do a combination of teaching and research for four to ten months. All teaching will be in English. A letter of invitation is strongly preferred, and points of contacts are provided within the Award Requirements tab to discuss your project and obtain the letter.


ChinaFulbright Distinguished Chair in Social Sciences

Teach, or do a combination of teaching and research while collaborating with Chinese scholars during a 10-month grant period. Projects in the public health, public policy, food security, agriculture and disaster preparedness are particularly sought. The teaching load is a maximum of two graduate or undergraduate courses per semester.

India – Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Awards (All Disciplines)

Teach and research in India, where English is the language of higher education and research. A PhD is not required, and a letter of invitation from a host institution is optional. Grants are 4-9 months in length, and the Flex option is available. For more senior scholars with significant teaching and research experience, the Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair Award may be a better fit; it is also open to All Disciplines.


Indonesia – All Disciplines

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses or conduct research in your area of specialization at any appropriate institution for six to ten months. Additional funding will be available for grantees for academic-related travel, with up to two trips within Indonesia. A letter of invitation is strongly preferred and should come from higher education institutions or government-based research and development centers. 


Kazakhstan – All Disciplines

For the teaching and research option, the ratio of these activities should be 50:50. Though a letter of invitation from a host institution is optional, the award details include information and assistance on developing contacts in country.


Korea – Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts (Teaching or Teaching/Research)

Open to academics at the level of assistant professor or higher, with a minimum of five years teaching experience. Teach undergraduate or graduate courses in your field of specialization. Teaching load varies between three and six contact hours per week for the semester. All teaching is in English.


Taiwan – Arts, Education, Humanities, Professional Fields and Social Sciences

Scholars have the opportunity to teach, conduct research, or do a combination of both. For research and teaching/research grants, with prior approval, up to one-fifth of your total grant period may be spent in mainland China. All teaching is in English. Additionally, they have an award open for postdoctoral candidates, so this is for applicants who will have their PhD by the start of their grant date.

Multi-country – Cross-Strait Studies Research Program

Conduct research in your area of specialization on an issue concerning the relationships between mainland China and Taiwan. Projects generally focus on contemporary topics. Applicants must demonstrate in the project statement why residency in both Taiwan and China is necessary. Applicants can also conduct short-term research in Hong Kong. 


There are over 50 award opportunities available to Asia. Explore our Catalog of Awards today!

For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please consult our website. You may also wish to watch our webinars or join My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is August 1, 2018.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the opportunities listed above or the Fulbright Scholar Program in general. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at EastAsiaPacific@iie.org.   


Kind regards, 

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program  
Institute of International Education 
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2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition Deadline August 1, 2018

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The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.