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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 a leading U.S. academic or professional to work on diverse, short-term collaborative projects where the Specialist conducts 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



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

Please note two deadline schedules:

  • September 15th for projects to be implemented during January – June
  • March 15th for projects to be implemented during July – December


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

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

  • Agriculture
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Biology Education
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry Education
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Science and Information
  • Technology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Math Education
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies
  • Physics Education
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public/Global Health
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban Plann


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.