Fulbright Scholar Program

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 six 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 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 2020 or February 2021; two-semester grants must begin in September 2020.


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 an in-country travel allowance to guest lecture at other universities in China.

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.

Number of Grants
Up to 10
Open to all levels of scholars, including early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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