Fulbright Scholar Program

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Fulbright Scholar Award

ASEAN Research Program

  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Multi-country
  • Brunei
  • Laos
East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Award Activity

Conduct collaborative research in the area of specialization on an issue of priority to ASEAN or to the U.S.-ASEAN relationship in 2-3 ASEAN countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. Project statement must include a detailed description of proposed research and the relevance of the research to the broader ASEAN region, as well as the justification for each specific country included, duration and dates in each country, host institutions and planned site(s) to be visited.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the East Asia and the Pacific Team to discuss their proposed research before applying.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length and Period

Three to six months. Award activity must be undertaken in a single period of residence abroad. Applicants may propose travel to each country no more than once.

Research grants may start any time beginning August 2022 and must be completed by September 30, 2023.

Locations Text

Affiliations with universities, think tanks, nongovernmental organizations and research centers in the selected host countries may be considered.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
Area Studies, non- U.S.
Environmental Sciences
History, non- U.S.
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Areas of Interest

Applications in the following specializations are particularly sought: ASEAN studies, comparative politics, dispute settlement and negotiation, economic integration and trade policy, educational policy (including technical and vocational education), environmental science/studies, human migration and trafficking, international law, international relations, marine conservation, public health, public policy, regional security, and wildlife trafficking.

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

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.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not 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 4
Program Staff
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program does not currently have any active U.S. grantees in Burma but are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. Interested applicants should check back on the Catalog of Awards as we continue to monitor the situation in country.


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