Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

10089-JA

All Disciplines (Teaching/Research)

Japan
East Asia and the Pacific

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach two undergraduate or graduate courses, or a combination of both, per semester in field of specialization. Since a normal load for Fulbright teaching grantees in Japan is four courses, this reduced teaching load allows grantees to conduct research on a topic of their choice. Courses meet usually once a week for 90-105 minutes. The research project should be consistent with the grantee's area of expertise and the project should be feasible, especially with regard to language, time and venue constraints. The proposal must also make clear why residence in Japan is essential to undertake the research.

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, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
5 or 10 months
Grant Dates

One-semester grants must begin in mid-September 2020 or mid-March 2021; two-semester grants must begin in mid-September 2020.

Locations

Any appropriate institution. Affiliation to be finalized by the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission.

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines
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.

Number of Grants
Up to 10 (including research and journalist grants)
Activity
Teaching/Research
Category
Open to all levels of scholars, except early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753
Sarah Causer
For U.S.-Japan IEA
Phone: 
202-686-6232
Email: 

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