Deadline: Nov 2020 – Jan 2021: The Fulbright U.S-ASEAN Visiting Scholars Initiative is open for applications! Selected U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholars will travel to the United States for three to four months, where they will carry out scholarly and professional research on priority issues to the U.S.-ASEAN relationship and ASEAN.

The objective of the Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative is to deepen people-to-people engagement and strengthen our educational ties with the ten member nations of ASEAN, while emphasizing the importance of ASEAN.  To date, 75 scholars from all 10 ASEAN Member States have been awarded scholarships to pursue studies focused on a wide range of subjects including teaching English as a second language, maritime security, health, political security, and wildlife trafficking.

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; and 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.

About Fulbright
As the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government, the Fulbright Program is designed “to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal in mind, since its inception more than 60 years ago, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 300,000 participants with the opportunity to observe each other’s political and economic institutions and cultures and to exchange ideas.

For more detail about the applications, please visit the following links based on the country of citizenship:

  1. Brunei (Dec 27)
  2. Cambodia (Dec 21)
  3. Indonesia (Nov 1)
  4. Laos (Nov 29)
  5. Malaysia (Dec 16)
  6. Myanmar (Nov 30)
  7. Philippines (Dec 31)
  8. Singapore (Nov 17)
  9. Thailand (Dec 8)
  10. Vietnam (Jan 10)

Find more information at the official link below: