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

Grantees in the teaching category will teach classes at the undergraduate or graduate level. Grantees in the teaching/research category will spend 80 percent of their time teaching undergraduate or graduate students, while 20 percent of their time will be spent on research in their specialization. There will be an opportunity for several guest lectures at other universities.

Grant Length
Four to nine months
Grant Dates

Grants may begin after September 1, 2021. Grants must be completed by July 31, 2022.


University of Central Asia (all subjects,in particular earth science and environmental studies) - www.ucentralasia.org; Technological University of Tajikistan (economics and information technology) - www.tut.tj; Tajik State University of Commerce Dushanbe (business, marketing, economics and tourism hospitality) - www.tguk.tj; Institute of Economy and Trade of Tajik State University of Commerce in Khujand (business, marketing, economics and tourism hospitality); Tajik State Institute of Foreign Languages (English Language Faculty) - +992 37 2329515; Khujand State University (English Language Faculty) - www.hgu.tj; Khorog State University (English Language Faculty) - +992 93 559 8455; National University of Tajikistan (English Language Department, journalism, and international relations) - www.tnu.tj; Kulob State University (English Language Faculty and international relations) - +992 3322 23506; Bokhtar State University (English Language Faculty) - +992 93 311 0005; Pedagogical Institute of Panjakent (English Language Faculty) - www.dotpanj.tj; +992 34 755 4050; Pedagogical Institute of Gharm (English Language Faculty) - +992 93 314 0168; Tajik State Medical University (medical sciences) - www.tajmedun.tj 

Flex Option
Flex Description

The Flex Award is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over short segments, preferably during the fall and/or spring semesters. Interested applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.

Flex grant parameters:

• Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months;

• Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is three months;

• Two or three grant segments may be spread over one or two consecutive years; and

• Flex awards are offered for teaching/research grants.

For more information, please see the Fulbright Flex Award webpage.

Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Computer Science
Environmental Sciences
Gender Studies
History, non- U.S.
Information Sciences/Systems
International Relations
Literature, non- U.S.
Materials Sciences
Medical Sciences
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy
Social Work
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 institutions 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. It is not necessary to suggest activities nor identify a host for the purpose of the Fulbright application, but scholars may wish to do so pending selection. 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 2022 (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
Up To 4
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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