Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

Download PDF Download PDF

All Disciplines

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Grant Activity

Preference will be given to research activities that involve collaboration with local scholars and think tanks and demonstrate a strong bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Singapore. Grantees may choose to teach undergraduate or graduate courses, conduct research, or do a combination of both. Classes may be lecture-tutorial style or seminar style depending on the course level and host institution requirements. All teaching grantees should expect to provide student consultation, grade exams, and conduct faculty seminar(s). For teaching/research awards, no more than 30 percent of the grant activity should be spent on research. 

Grant Length
Three to six months; For Flex grants, see Flex Option section.
Grant Dates

Teaching or teaching/research grants may begin in August 2021 or January 2022. Research grants may begin in August 2021 but must conclude by September 30, 2022. Flex grants must be completed by September 30, 2023.


Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the S. Rajaratnam Insitiute of International Studies, National Institute of Education (NIE), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, or other institutional affiliations may be proposed. Please see required information regarding your proposed housing in Singapore in the “Additional Comments” section

Flex Option
Flex Description

The Flex Award is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over short segments, preferably during the fall and/or spring semesters. Interested applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.

Flex grant parameters:

• Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months;

• Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is three months;

• Two or three grant segments may be spread over one or two consecutive years; and

• Flex awards are offered for research grants only.

For more information, please see the Fulbright Flex Award webpage.

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.

Strong applications from appropriate disciplines will be considered. Applications specializing in international relations & security, economics & trade, Indo-Pacific regional issues, and  education research and/or policy are encouraged, though applicants from a diverse range of disciplines will be considered.

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
Approximately 2
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

Related Awards

No published content available.