Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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12091-JA
Fulbright Scholar Award

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

Japan
East Asia and the Pacific

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Award Details
Award Activity

Teach undergraduate or graduate courses, or a combination of both, in field of specialization. Courses must relate to the "American experience," i.e., taught from the American academic perspective on subjects related to United States history, public policy, sociology, law, film, popular culture, literature, communications, education, political science, business management, etc. 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 (after the selection process, as an approved grantee). Grantees often teach two similar courses at two different institutions per semester.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
5 or 10 months
Award Dates

5-month (1-semester) grant: mid-September 2022 – mid-February 2023, or mid-March 2023-mid-August 2023

10-month (2-semester) grant: mid-September 2022 – mid-July 2023. Grant can be extended to cover final exam period if exams are scheduled after the original grant period.

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
American Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Business
Communication
Economics
Education
Geography
History, American
Law
Literature, American
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 Type
Teaching
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Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) 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
Up To 8
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach & Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7700

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