Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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All Disciplines

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses or conduct research (but not both due to permit restrictions) in applicant’s area of specialization.

Teaching scholars should teach regular courses as well as conduct seminars or workshops, consult on curriculum, assist with program and faculty development and help develop innovative pedagogies. The teaching load is between two to four graduate or undergraduate courses per semester.Teaching schedules will be discussed between Fulbright scholars and their institutional hosts.

Research scholars should conduct research in their area of expertise. Projects may focus on contemporary Indonesia or be comparative in nature. In addition to research, scholars may be asked to give public talks, train Indonesian research team members, and engage with the academic community.

Preference will be given to projects that address issues of public concern in Indonesia and involve collaboration with Indonesian scholars.

Grant Length
Six months for teaching grants; five to 10 months for research grants. Grants of less than five months are not available due to permit complications.
Grant Dates

Teaching grants can only begin in second semester (February 2022) to coincide with the start of the Indonesian spring semester. Research grants can begin anytime from September 2021 through May 2022.


Most public and private universities throughout Indonesia, depending on teaching or research permit approval. Please be advised that certain locations may be restricted according to Indonesian Government policy. For instance, projects in Aceh, Papua, West Papua, and Central Sulawesi (Poso) are unlikely to receive government permission.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Special Features

Additional funding will be available to scholars for academic-related travel (up to three trips) within Indonesia. Each trip must have an academic focus, such as visiting an academic institution, and must include lectures or other academic programs. Each trip and academic program must be approved by the Commission prior to travel. Commission staff can assist with contacts at other institutions.

Fulbright scholars are also encouraged to do engagement projects with their host institutions during their grants. Projects approved by the commission will receive funding.    

Fulbright East Asia Pacific Regional Travel Program

Fulbright Scholars in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region have the opportunity to apply for funds to support short-term (3-14 days) travel to other countries in the EAP region for activities such as lectures, workshops, graduate or faculty seminars, master classes or recitals, curricular advising or panel presentations. EAP Regional Travel Program funding covers transportation only. Regional Travel Program activities/host sites should not be included in the initial Fulbright application. Scholars may pursue invitations for short-term activities in other EAP countries once notified that they have been selected for a Fulbright grant, and may only apply for travel program funds once they have actively started their Fulbright grant in their host country. Scholars on Flex grants are not eligible for the regional travel grant.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Up To 8
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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