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Fulbright Specialist Program


The Fulbright Specialist Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs. The Program allows universities, cultural centers, non-governmental organizations, and other institutions to host highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions.  The Specialist conducts diverse activities which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivering a seminar or workshop
  • Consulting on faculty or workforce development
  • Developing academic or training curricula and materials
  • Lecturing at the graduate or undergraduate level
  • Conducting needs assessments or evaluations for a program or institution


LENGTH OF GRANT :   2-6 weeks (minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 42 days, including travel days, weekends, and holidays)

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) provides U.S.-based Specialists with funding to participate in Fulbright Specialist projects, include:

  • Round-trip, economy class airfare between the U.S. and host country
  • Transit allowance
  • All applicable visa fees
  • Daily honorarium
  • Enrollment in a limited health benefits program


Host institutions are required to provide the Specialist with lodging, meals, and in-country transportation, either through monetary or in-kind contributions, throughout their full stay in country.

Eligible disciplines and professional fields supported by the Fulbright Specialist Program are listed below.


American Studies


Biology Education

Business Administration

Chemistry Education

Communications and Journalism

Computer Science and Information




Engineering Education

Environmental Science


Library Science

Math Education

Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies

Physics Education

Political Science

Public Administration

Public/Global Health

Social Work


Urban Plann



Prospective host institutions must submit a project proposal via the online portal here:

After a project proposal is received, it will be reviewed by Fulbright Thailand. Please note that the Fulbright Thailand typically receives more project proposals from prospective host institutions than it is able to support with limited funding. Therefore, not all proposals submitted will be approved. If your project proposal is approved by Fulbright Thailand, it must then be approved by multiple offices within the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Institutions interested in hosting a Fulbright Specialist should contact the Fulbright Thailand for country-specific requirements and deadlines. For more information or questions, please email or call 0 2285 0581-2 Ext. 104

For U.S. academics and established professionals who are interested in becoming a Fulbright Specialist and apply to join the roster may contact World Learning at for more information.


Fulbright/Thailand will support single visit projects as our top priority. A multi-visit is considered using multi slots for Fulbright Specialist, while only eight slots are allocated each year. As far as diversity is concerned, we would like to support as many institutions/specialists as possible.

The host institutions can submit a request as an ‘open request’ project. If the project is approved, the Specialist Program in the U.S. will help in seeking for a specialist whose expertise matches with the project.