Applicants are encouraged to obtain a letter of invitation from the potential host institution and submit it at the time of application. Applicants without an invitation letter may indicate preferred affiliations, Fulbright Taiwan will arrange and finalize all affiliations in consultation with potential hosts.
Please be mindful July and August are the traditional summer vacation months in Taiwan and responses to inquiries about the invitation letters may be delayed. Applicants are advised to contact Taiwanese host institutions well ahead of time to solicit an invitation letter for their application. When asking your contact to write an invitation letter, please indicate consent to the visit, the period of the visit, the name of the host who will be primarily working with the scholar, a description of the host's interest in the applicant's project and how it will benefit the host institution such as the benefits of the scholar's visit to the host institution (for research cooperation or teaching for example), long-term benefits of the visit, benefits of the scholar's visit beyond the host institution (for the academic field or society, for example), etc.
Host institutions have offered some of the following services to previous Fulbright scholars per request: housing relocation assistance, university office space, secretarial assistance, access to library resources, IT and laboratory facilities, on-campus healthcare and extracurricular resources (sports, etc). University housing is not usually available for research only grantees. The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) will provide a partial housing supplement.
Previous research grantees have been affiliated with such organizations as Academia Sinica, National Central Library, National Palace Museum, National Health Research Institute, National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, and many universities.
Collaboration with local scholars is highly desirable.