Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (Teaching or Teaching/Research)

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach undergraduate or graduate courses in field of specialization. Teaching load varies between three and six contact hours per week for the semester. Topics or courses may be selected from those proposed by the applicant. Scholars may be asked to advise students, assist with curriculum development, and present lectures and workshops at other institutions.

For teaching/research awards, the research does not have to relate to the study of the United States. Grantees will be given a research period before or after teaching each semester.

Grant Length
For teaching grants, 4 or 10 months. For teaching/research grants, 4 to 6 months or 10 to 12 months. For both grants, 10 months of teaching is preferred.
Grant Dates

Teaching grants must begin in late August 2021 or late February 2022.

Teaching/research grants must begin in July/August 2021 or January/February 2022.


Any appropriate institution, except Yonsei University. (Those interested in teaching at Yonsei University should apply for a Distinguished Lectureship at Yonsei University.)

The Korean-American Educational Commission will finalize all affiliation arrangements.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
American Studies
Area Studies, non- U.S.
History, American
Literature, American
Political Science
Public Administration
Religious Studies
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

East Asian Comparative Studies, Korean Studies, United States-Korea Alliance Studies, Global Governance, Public Policy, American History and Literature, Political Science, Economics, Business Administration and any other discipline within the Social Sciences, Humanities or Fine Arts whose work focuses on the United States


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
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, except early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 5
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Sarah Causer
For U.S.-Korea IEA

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