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

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program does not currently have any active U.S. grantees in Burma but are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. Interested applicants should check back on the Catalog of Awards as we continue to monitor the situation in country.


Teach a maximum of three undergraduate and/or graduate courses per semester in area of specialization, or teach and conduct research in area of specialization. In addition to teaching, scholars may be asked to consult on curriculum and program development, assist with staff development, advise graduate students on theses, give seminars, workshops and public lectures and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.  For teaching/research awards, teaching must be a minimum of 50 percent of proposed project.  Preference will be given to those proposing joint research with Myanmar counterparts.


Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • 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 or Ten months
Award Dates

For universities under the Ministry of Education, one-semester grants begin in either December or June; two-semester grants begin in December. For universities under other ministries (i.e. Ministry of Sports and Health), the semester begins in January. 


Any appropriate public academic institution. 

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

Business, Computer Science, Economics, Management, Education, Education Management, Engineering, Environmental Science, Information Science, Journalism, Law, Medicine (Mental Health/Psychiatry), Public Administration

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

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) required
Career Profile
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.

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
Up To 5
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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