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Fulbright Thai Visiting Scholar Program (TVS)


The program enables senior Thai scholars/researchers/lecturers in a variety of fields to conduct research, lecture, or undertake special academic-related projects for a period of 3-6 months in the United States.

Up to three grants are awarded each year. Each grant covers round-trip international travels, monthly stipend, professional allowance, settling-in allowance, allowance for up to two dependents, and health insurance.



Mid-June to mid-October



  1. Be a Thai citizen in good health, under 58 years of age at the time of application deadline;
  2. Have a doctoral degree in academic background with strong knowledge of English;
  3. Have at least 10 years of teaching/research experience at the university level.



  1. Hold U.S. immigrant visas or permanent U.S. resident cards (green cards), or dual (Thai and U.S.) citizenships;
  2. Have had extensive experience in the United States during the previous three years;
  3. Have held a Fulbright grant within the past five years;
  4. Have received a J-1 visa within the past two years.



  1. Complete application form;
  2. Research proposal (3-5 pages);
  3. Biographical essay (1-2 pages) that describes your personality traits, passion, goals, and relevance of your work in a narrative writing style;
  4. Transcripts of both master and doctoral degrees;
  5. CV/Resume;
  6. Written confirmation (Letter of Invitation) from your host university/institution in the U.S.;
  7. Two letters of recommendation. These can be obtained from your supervisors or employers in Thailand, or your host professors/supervisors in the U.S. If submitting hard copies, the letters must be sealed and signed by the recommenders, and included in the packet of your application. If submitting online, the recommenders must e-mail them directly to



  1. Be physically present in Bangkok at the time of interview;
  2. Attend preliminary orientation during mid-February and pre-departure orientation during the second week of June;
  3. Be willing and able to serve as a recourse person and a cultural ambassador in the United States in seminars, conferences, or in other capacities requested by the host institution or community;
  4. Be prepared to participate in academic and alumni activities related to the program upon return to Thailand.