Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines (Teaching or Teaching/Research)

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Award Activity

Teaching and teaching/research scholars are sought in all academic disciplines. While in Korea, scholars are anticipated to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in their specialization, with a teaching commitment of between three and six hours of in-class instruction per week. Awardees may also be asked to assist with curriculum development, advise students, and present lectures and workshops at other institutions.

Teaching awards of one to two semesters (4 or 10 months, respectively) are available. Teaching/research awards are for 4 to 6 or 10 to 12 months, in order to allow for a research period preceding or following the teaching semester(s). For both awards, 10 months of teaching is preferred. 

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 of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Teaching awards: 4 or 10 months. Teaching/research awards: 4-6 months or 10-12 months.
Award Dates

Teaching awards must begin in late August 2022 or late February 2023.

Teaching/research awards must begin in July/August 2022 or January/February 2023.


Any appropriate institution, except Yonsei University. (Those interested in teaching at Yonsei University should apply for a Distinguished Scholar Award at Yonsei University.)

For information on higher education institutions in Korea, visit the website of the Korean Ministry of Education or its subsidiary website, Study in Korea

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



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
Approximately 5
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach & Recruitment Specialist
Sarah Causer
For U.S.-Korea IEA

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