Fulbright Visiting Scholars may apply to conduct research that supports broad ASEAN initiatives, such as support for regional economic integration, expansion of maritime cooperation, promotion of opportunities for women, and addressing transnational challenges (including regional collaboration on issues like curbing human trafficking, countering violent extremism, preventing wildlife trafficking or promoting sustainable fishing).
Fulbright U.S.–ASEAN Visiting Scholar awards will provide:
- A monthly stipend for grantees, between US $2,710 and $3,145/month, depending on the U.S. city.
- A direct-flight, round-trip economy-class air ticket.
- A $1,250 Professional and Settling-in allowance.
- Qualifying university lab and research fees up to $3,000, as necessary.
- No dependent support will be available.
- Fulbright U.S-ASEAN Visiting Scholar applicants should be university faculty, foreign ministry and government officials, or professionals in the private sector, think tanks and other NGOs whose work focuses on U.S.–ASEAN issues.
- Applicants will be expected to have a significant record of scholarly or professional accomplishment; they must be citizens of one of the ten ASEAN Member States;
- They must be proficient in English.
- Preference will be given to qualified applicants who have not had recent and substantial experience in the United States.
- Applicants must be residing in an ASEAN Member State throughout the nomination and selection process, and they must return to an ASEAN country upon completion of their U.S. stay.
How to Apply:
- Each Fulbright U.S.–ASEAN Visiting Scholar candidate will be required to submit an online application via the online management system administered by the Institute of International Education/Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE/CIES).
- Once the applications have been submitted, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) will review and nominate candidates to be sent to the U.S. Mission to ASEAN.
- Finalist applications from the regional competition will then be forwarded electronically for review by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and approval by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB).
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