Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

New Zealand
East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Award Activity

Scholars must be based full-time at a New Zealand institution to teach, conduct research or undertake a project combining both activities. Teaching activities can include teaching original material, teaching an existing course, presenting workshops and seminars, and supervising graduate-level students.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. 

To support this mission, applicants should demonstrate how they will interact with and contribute professionally and personally to their host institution as well as their wider New Zealand community to maximize their Fulbright experience. 

Scholars are expected to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country community, in addition to their primary research or teaching activities. In line with this, scholars are expected to deliver one or more lectures/seminars at New Zealand higher education or research institutions and to participate fully in any activities arranged by Fulbright New Zealand.

Scholars selected for this award can choose 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
Three to five months
Award Dates

Grants must begin in February 2023. 


Eligible institutions include universities, non-profit organizations, government agencies, cultural and medical institutions, as well as research organizations and think tanks.

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

Applications in all disciplines will be considered. It is expected that projects will be of bilateral value, and that benefits and relevance to the US will be articulated within an application. However, particular preference will be given to projects of significant value or benefit to New Zealand, projects of significant interest and value to scholars in New Zealand, and projects which require access to specific individuals, materials, or institutions unique to New Zealand.

Please note, comparative projects will be assessed carefully for their merit and rigor and must be of the highest caliber. This is particularly important with regards to the value of the proposed project to New Zealand, and for any research-related or relevant to Māori and other minority populations.

Special Features

East Asia Pacific Fulbright Regional Travel Grant
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. 

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) required
Career Profile
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 4
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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