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

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Study of the United States

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach graduate or undergraduate courses; consult on curriculum and program development; give seminars, workshops and public lectures; and possibly advise graduate students on theses. Teaching load is a maximum of two graduate or undergraduate courses per semester, with up to eight classroom and subject interaction hours per week.

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 months for a one-semester grant; 10 months for a two-semester grant
Grant Dates

One-semester grants may begin in September 2018 or February 2019; two-semester grants must begin in September 2018.


Placements are in major universities throughout China, with preference given for considerations outside of Shanghai and Beijing.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
American History
American Literature
American Studies
Political Science
Public Administration

Applications in the following specializations are preferred: American history, American literature, American politics and political process, American foreign policy, American philosophy and American higher education.

Special Features

This award includes a travel allowance to guest lecture at other universities in China.

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 10
Core (Open to all levels of scholars, including early career)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
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