Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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12386-PK
Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Pakistan
South and Central Asia

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Award Details
Award Activity

Research or teach and research in scholar's area of specialization.

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.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Two to four months
Award Dates

Grants may begin any time after October 1, 2022. Grants must be completed by August 31, 2023.

Locations

At this time awards are restricted to Islamabad, Karachi, 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), or any other institution of higher education in the cities mentioned above.
  • Lahore: Affiliation with other host institutions in Lahore may be possible with the approval of USEFP in consultation with the U.S. Embassy's Regional Security Office. Applicants may indicate a preference.
  • Karachi:  Affiliation with other host institutions in Karachi may be possible with the approval of USEFP in consultation with the U.S. Embassy's Regional Security Office. Applicants may indicate a preference.
  • Faisalabad: Affiliation with the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad only.
Flex Option
No
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. 

Before traveling to another country on a Regional Travel Grant, it is important to confirm trip details with the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section or Fulbright Commission in that country.

Please note: The 2022-23 Fulbright Regional Travel Program will be dependent on global travel conditions. More information will be provided prior to grant departure.  

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 (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.

Please note: The 2022-23 South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference will be dependent on global travel conditions. More information will be provided prior to grant departure.  

Application Deadline
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Activity Type
Research
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Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.

Professionals
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Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Senior Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Approximately 5
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753

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