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Fulbright U.S. Student Researcher Program (Student Program)


The Program provides opportunities for American candidates at all degree levels to undertake study/research projects in a broad range of disciplines at Thai education institutions or relevant agencies for 10 months.






  1. U.S. citizenship at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible.
  2. B.A. degree or the equivalent conferred before the start of the grant.
  3. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement.
  4. Good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate from a physician.
  5. Proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study. This is especially important for projects in the social sciences and the humanities.



  1. Candidates who have undertaken their higher education primarily at educational institutions in the U.S. Undergraduate study abroad will not be considered a disadvantage.
  2. Candidates who have not resided or studied in the country to which they are applying for more than six months, not counting undergraduate study abroad. Duty abroad in the Armed Forces of the United States is not considered disqualifying within the meaning of this section.
  3. For most programs, applicants who have had extensive previous foreign experience in the host country are at a competitive disadvantage, but are still eligible to apply.



The Institute of International Education (IIE)



Supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependents(s) allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums.



Projects deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula.