Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach graduate courses, conduct research or do a combination of both. Grantees typically conduct  seminars, talks, workshops, and other activities of professional interest. In addtition, they may assist with curriculum development, course assessment, program evaluation, quality assurance, and faculty professional development. Grantees are also frequently invited to give guest lectures at other Malaysian universities.

Grant Length
Three to 10 months. Grants are traditionally for either one semester (five months) or a full academic year (10 months), though applications proposing stays of at least three months will also be considered.
Grant Dates

Grants should begin in August 2021 or January 2022. A start date in a month other than the preferred months of August 2021 or January 2022 may be possible.

Applicants should consider timeline for dependent visas when developing proposal as visa approval for dependents can involve a lengthy documentation process and is time consuming. MACEE recommends applicants planning to bring dependants under the PVP visa should plan for the visa process to take at least 6 months. Applicants with questions should contact MACEE at kalis@macee.org.my.


Public and private colleges and universities in Kuala Lumpur and throughout Peninsular and East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak)

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

Preferred areas of specializations include: trade policy, education, democracy, global issues, economics, entrepreneurship and business, Islamic finance and banking, science and technology, environment/ecology, health, political studies, human rights, trafficking, journalism and media studies. 

Applications are also welcome in the field of international relations with an emphasis on Southeast Asia and U.S. foreign policy interactions in the region.

Special Features

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) not required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Up To 3
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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