Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Multiple Disciplines

South and Central Asia


Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach one or more undergraduate courses per semester in area of specialization. Undertake student advising and advise on curriculum and materials development. Occasional lectures at other institutions may be requested. 

While this is a teaching award, some research may be allowed during the grant period pending approval from Fulbright and the proper authorities.  Any approved research should not interfere with a scholar’s Fulbright teaching responsibilities.

Grant Length
10 months for a two-semester grant
Grant Dates

August 2021 (10 months) 


Final affiliations are arranged through negotiations between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, which provides the government information about the Scholar's interests and preferred cities. Final affiliations can be subject to change. While most Scholars request to stay in the capital city of Thimphu, the Bhutanese generally prefer to place Scholars outside the capital.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Environmental Sciences
Gender Studies
Information Sciences/Systems
International Relations
Medical Sciences
Museum Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Religious Studies
Urban Planning
Special Features

South and Central Asia Fulbright Regional Travel Grant

During their grant period, Fulbright Scholars in the South and Central Asia (SCA) region may apply for a regional travel grant to engage in a variety of activities at academic institutions or non-profit organizations in eligible SCA countries (India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Republic of the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).  Activities that U.S Scholars may engage in include: faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, conferences, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, or some combination thereof. Scholars in the arts may be invited to give master classes or recitals, participate in exhibitions or workshops, or consult with cultural institutions. Activities may not include research. This grant will cover travel to and from the destination and lodging may be offered by the hosting institution. Scholars may only apply for this grant once in country on their Fulbright grant. As funds are limited, Scholars are limited to one such travel grant.

South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference

With funding provided by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (the Fulbright Commission in India) invites eligible Fulbright Scholars in the South and Central Asia region to attend the annual South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference in India in 2020 (usually held in February or March). The conference is an opportunity for current Fulbright U.S. Scholars who are on their Fulbright grants in the SCA region at the time of the conference to gather to discuss each other’s work and educational exchange issues and to invite suggestions for the future development and enhancement of the Fulbright Program. Financial assistance to attend the conference is provided as an additional Fulbright grant benefit.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 1
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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