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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program (Scholar Program)


The 4-6 month Program opens for American scholars and experts from all disciplines for joint activities at Thai higher education institutions. Potential activities may include lecturing, research, or giving consultation on curriculum and faculty development.






Recruitment and selection are made through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).



  1. U.S. citizenship – permanent residence is not sufficient.
  2. A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including the master’s degree, depending on the field) as appropriate. Candidates outside academe (e.g., professionals, artists) need recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments.
  3. College or university teaching awards require experience at the level and in the field specified by the award description.
  4. Foreign language proficiency as specified by the award description or required for the successful completion of the proposed project. (In many areas, lecturing is in English.)
  5. Sound physical and mental health. Grantees are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be finalized.
  6. The lifetime maximum number of Fulbright Scholar grants is two. That may be calculated either as two Core grants or one Core grant and two short-term (two months or less) grants.
  7. Grants shall not authorize activity for which a license to practice medicine or nursing is required.



The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)



This is a Fulbright program which is part of the US Scholar Program administered by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Washington, DC.



Conduct collaborative research in the area of specialization on an issue of priority to ASEAN or to the U.S.-ASEAN relationship in two or three ASEAN countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. Project statement must include a detailed description of proposed research, including justification for each country to be visited, duration and dates in each country, host institutions and planned site(s) to be visited.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the East Asia and the Pacific Team ( to discuss their proposed research before applying.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary research or teaching activities‎.



Three to six months. Award activity must be undertaken in a single period of residence abroad. Applicants may propose travel to each country no more than once.



Affiliations with universities, think tanks, nongovernmental organizations and research centers in the selected host countries may be considered.



Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:

  • Area Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public/Global Health



Applications in the following specializations are particularly sought: climate change, comparative politics, dispute settlement and negotiation, diplomacy, economic integration and trade policy, environmental science/studies, gender studies, human migration and trafficking, international law, international relations, marine conservation, public health, public policy, regional security, wildlife trafficking and global youth studies.