Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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12476-MC
Fulbright Scholar Award

South and Central Asia Regional Research Program

  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Maldives, Republic of
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Multi-country
South and Central Asia
Global/Multi-country

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Award Details
Award Activity

The South and Central Asia Regional Research Program provides support for multicountry research. Research projects may be of historical or contemporary focus, comparative or regional in scope and may be conducted in two or three countries in the region: Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. 

Projects involving collaboration with host country colleagues and institutions are particularly encouraged. Applicants may incorporate other activities as time permits, such as conducting guest lectures and faculty and curriculum development. 

In Uzbekistan, scholars are required to offer lectures at a host institution in addition to their research project. Contact the Public Affairs Section ad the U.S. Embassy for more information. 

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three to nine months
Award Dates

Grants may begin any time after July 2022. Grants must be completed by September 30, 2023. Award activity must be undertaken in a single period of residence abroad.

Locations

Any appropriate institution in each of the selected countries.

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
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 nonprofit 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. 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.

Before traveling to another country on a Regional Travel Grant, it is important to confirm trip details with the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section or Fulbright Commission in that country.

Please note: The 2022-23 Fulbright Regional Travel Program will be dependent on global travel conditions. More information will be provided prior to grant departure. 

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 2023 (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.

Please note: The 2022-23 South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference will be dependent on global travel conditions. More information will be provided prior to grant departure.  

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity Type
Research
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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
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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
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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
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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 2
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753

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