Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

Arts, Education, Humanities, Professional Fields and Social Sciences

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Award Activity
  • Teaching grants: Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the area of scholar's specialization. Teaching loads range from three to twelve hours per week. Scholars may also be asked to serve in other capacities, such as thesis advisor, tutor, or editor, and assist with curriculum development, practical training, conference organization, public lectures, seminars, or research collaboration.
  • Research grants: Conduct research in applicant's field of specialization.  
  • Teaching/Research grants: Teach and conduct research per semester in the field of specialization. Also, consult on curriculum, program, and faculty development and conduct seminars and workshops. Preference is given to research activities involving collaboration with local scholars. For teaching/research, the proportion of each should be determined in consultation with the host and clearly stated in the proposal.

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 and Period

Six to 11 months

  • Teaching, and Teaching/Research grants: One semester grants may begin in September 2022 or February 2023. Two-semester grants must begin in September 2022. See Additional Comments.
  • Research grants: Grants must begin between August 1, 2022 and May 1, 2023, and they must be completed by September 30, 2023. See Additional Comments. 
Locations Text

Any appropriate institution including nonprofit institutions of higher education and research, authenticated colleges, authenticated universities, libraries, archives, museums, arts centers, hospitals, public television and radio stations, government agencies, national laboratories, privately sponsored nonprofit institutes, nonprofit organizations, government charted nonprofit research organizations, and foundations.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
American Studies
Area Studies, non- U.S.
Art History
Creative Writing
Environmental Sciences
Film/Cinema Studies
History, American
History, non- U.S.
Library Science
Literature, American
Literature, non- U.S.
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Religious Studies
Social Work
Urban Planning/Studies
Areas of Interest

Applications are sought in all appropriate specializations, but applications in the following specializations are preferred: Chinese and/or Taiwan studies; Creativity, Innovation and Cultural Industry; Cross-Strait studies; Health Care Policy; Entrepreneurship; International Affairs; International Education; International Relations; Management; Marine Science; Migration and Immigration Policy; Public Policy; Public Safety; Science, Technology and Innovation Policy; and Tourism.

Additional depth and breadth are encouraged in seven general areas: "Indigenous People Initiative," "Pacific Corals Holistic Project," "Tomorrow's Rivers Initiative, "Cross-Strait Studies, "English Education Project," "Public Health," and "Arts & Culture." Please visit the Fulbright Taiwan website for examples.

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
Professional Project

A Professional Project enables the participant to engage in activities in their area of expertise to enhance their professional development and the field at large. Projects may include serving as a professional consultant to the host organization, sharing expertise, visiting other organizations in their professional field, gaining practical experience, and attending public lectures. While the details vary according to the specific award, the focus of a Professional Project grant should not be research or teaching.


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

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
Up To 16
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

Related Awards


Conduct postdoctoral research and/or collaborate with Taiwanese academic and research institutions. Activities may include presenting lectures, seminars and workshops as arranged by the host institution.