Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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South and Central Asia


Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach and/or conduct research in scholar's area of specialization.

For teaching/research, applicant may determine percentage of the grant dedicated to each activity.

Teaching in Pakistan may consist of short courses, informal teaching, and workshops. Projects involving collaboration with Pakistani scholars are possible. Scholars will be expected to give at least one presentation per month in their area of expertise and at least one per month that relates to the United States.

Scholars may give more lectures if they wish, including lectures on their research. Scholars may be invited to give guest lectures or workshops by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.

Grant Length
Two to four months
Grant Dates

Grants may begin any time after October 1, 2021. Grants must be completed by August 31, 2022.


At this time awards are restricted to Islamabad, Lahore and Faisalabad. Applications for other cities or regions of Pakistan will not be considered.

  • Islamabad: Scholars will be affiliated with the Fulbright Commission, the United States Educational Foundation-Pakistan (USEFP).
  • Lahore: Affiliation with other host institutions in Lahore may be possible with approval of USEFP in consultation with the U.S. Embassy's Regional Security Office. Applicant may indicate preference.
  • Karachi:  Affiliation with other host institutions in Karachi may be possible with approval of USEFP in consultation with the U.S. Embassy's Regional Security Office. Applicant may indicate preference.
  • Faisalabad: Affiliation with the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad only.
Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Special Features

South and Central Asia Fulbright Regional Travel Grant

During their grant period, Fulbright Scholars in the South and Central Asia (SCA) region may apply for a regional travel grant to engage in a variety of activities at academic institutions or non-profit organizations in eligible SCA countries (India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Republic of the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).  Activities that U.S. Scholars may engage in include: faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, conferences, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, or some combination thereof. Scholars in the arts may be invited to give master classes or recitals, participate in exhibitions or workshops, or consult with cultural institutions. Activities may not include research. This grant will cover travel to and from the destination and lodging may be offered by the hosting institution. Scholars may only apply for this grant once in country on their Fulbright grant. As funds are limited, scholars are limited to one such travel grant.

South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference

With funding provided by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (the Fulbright Commission in India) invites eligible Fulbright Scholars in the South and Central Asia region to attend the annual South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference in India in 2020 (usually held in February or March). The conference is an opportunity for current Fulbright U.S. Scholars who are on their Fulbright grants in the SCA region at the time of the conference to gather to discuss each other’s work and educational exchange issues and to invite suggestions for the future development and enhancement of the Fulbright Program. Financial assistance to attend the conference is provided as an additional Fulbright grant benefit.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Academics, except early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 5
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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