Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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10091-JA

Study of the United States (Teaching in Social Sciences and Humanities)

Japan
East Asia and the Pacific

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach undergraduate or graduate courses, or a combination of both, in field of specialization. Courses must relate to the American experience. Teaching load each semester is four courses; each course usually meets once per week for 90-105 minutes. The teaching content and schedule is set by the grantee directly coordinating with the host institution. Grantees often teach two similar courses at two different institutions per semester.

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
5 or 10 months
Grant Dates

One-semester grants must begin in mid-September 2020 or mid-March 2021; two-semester grants must begin in mid-September 2020.

Locations

The Japan-U.S. Educational Commission arranges placement for lecturers.

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
History, American
Literature, American
American Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Business
Communication
Economics
Education
Geography
Law
Philosophy
Political Science
Public Administration
Sociology
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.

American history, American literature/comparative literature, American studies, anthropology, art history, business administration, communications, economics, education, geography, international relations, law, philosophy, political science, public administration, sociology

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
Closed
Activity
Teaching
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, except early career
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753
Sarah Causer
For U.S.-Japan IEA
Phone: 
202-686-6232
Email: 

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