Grants for Americans
U.S. Program
Fulbright ASEAN Research Program

For American scholars engage in multi-countries (ASEAN), trans-regional projects – 3-6 months


The Program is part of the U.S. Scholar Program administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). It aims to open opportunities for American scholars and researchers to 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 (eastasiapacific@iie.org) 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


Environmental Sciences


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.


Fulbright Scholar Program, Institute of International Education


Fulbright Thailand


Tel: 0 2285 0581-2 Ext. 106


Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards