Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Award Activity

Teach one undergraduate or graduate course (3 hours a week), conduct research or do a combination of both in area of expertise in collaboration with Philippine academic and research institutions. In addition, grantees may direct graduate student theses and consult on curriculum, program and faculty development and conduct seminars and workshops. Preference will be given to research activities that involve collaboration with local scholars. Grantees may be invited to give lectures or seminars at other Philippine institutions.

Applicants who are designated as lecturers and researchers will only teach 1 course per week for a maximum of 3 hours. For those who are focused solely on lecturing, they must teach 2 courses, for no more than 6 hours/week. 

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
Four months for teaching and five months for teaching/research grants; three to four months for research grants
Award Dates

Grants must begin August 2022 or January 2023.


Any appropriate institution. Affiliation with institutions in some parts in Mindanao and the Visayas will require Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) Board approval. Travel/teaching/research in most parts of Mindanao is restricted. Applicants are encouraged to affiliate with universities outside of Metro Manila.

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

Study of the U.S., Philippines Study, civic education, city and community urban development, democratic governance, environmental sustainability, human rights, information and communication technology, international law, international relations and transnational issues, international trade and finance, STEM fields and peace and conflict studies.

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
Activity Type

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 includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Career Profile

Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.

Early Career Academics

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

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.


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

Senior Academics

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 3
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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