Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in China

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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-PRC community include: 



Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (Teaching)

All levels of scholars with a terminal degree are eligible to apply for this teaching opportunity in China. Spend five or 10 months in a major university in a country experiencing dynamic growth and a growing demand for higher education. All teaching will be in English.

Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (Research)

Conduct research in your area of expertise while affiliating with a local institution of higher education in mainland China. Projects are particularly sought in global climate change, sustainability, and the environment. This award is open for the Flex grant option, for scholars who require multiple short-term visits to China.

China Studies Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Conduct postdoctoral research on a project in your area of expertise, focusing on China, or comparative in nature. Part of the research may be done in Hong Kong or Taiwan. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree conferred by August 1, 2018, and no earlier than January 1, 2013.

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the 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.

Study of the United States

Teach graduate or undergraduate courses related to American studies at major universities throughout China. Specializations can include American literature, American philosophy, and American foreign policy. A Ph.D. is required for this award, and it’s open to academics only.


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 East Asia and the Pacific. 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 
IIE• The Power of International Education 

2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition Deadline August 1, 2018

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