A program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Cross-Strait Studies Research Program

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Grant Activity

Conduct research in the area of specialization on an issue concerning the relationships between mainland China and Taiwan. Projects generally focus on contemporary topics. Applicants must demonstrate in the project statement why residency in both Taiwan and China is necessary. Applicants can also conduct short-term research in Hong Kong. Projects that involve collaboration with host country colleagues and institutions that contribute to Cross-Strait cooperation are encouraged.

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

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 research or teaching activities‎.
Grant Length
Five to 10 months
Grant Dates

Grants must begin between August 1, 2019 and May 1, 2020, and they must be completed by September 30, 2020.


Any appropriate institutions. Grantees spend a portion of their grant period in Taiwan and a portion in mainland China. However, no more than 60 percent of the grant period should be spent in one or the other location. Applicants must begin their grant in Taiwan.

Additional short-term travel to Hong Kong may also be proposed.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Area Studies
Environmental Sciences
Political Science
Public Administration

Applications in the following specializations are particularly sought: Comparative Politics; Dispute Settlement, Diplomacy; Environmental Studies; Free Trade Agreement and Regional Economic Integration; International Law; International Relations; Negotiation; Public Policy; Regional Security.

Special Features

Fulbright East Asia Pacific Regional Travel Program

During their grant period, 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. Funding covers transportation only. It is not necessary to suggest regional activities nor identify a host as part of the initial Fulbright application, though scholars may pursue invitations for short-term activities in other EAP countries once notified that they have been selected for a Fulbright grant. Scholars may only apply for travel program funds when in country during their Fulbright grant period.

Number of Grants
Up to two
Core (Open to all levels of scholars, except early career)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Program Staff

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