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Fulbright Specialist Program (U.S. Specialist)

For lecturing, curriculum and faculty development, and /or institutional planning at Thai universities – 2-6 weeks


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 highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions. The Specialist conducts diverse 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

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) provides U.S.-based Specialists with funding to participate in Fulbright Specialist projects, include:

  • Round-trip, economy class airfare between the U.S. and host country
  • Transit allowance
  • All applicable visa fees
  • Daily honorarium
  • Enrollment in a limited health benefits program

Host institutions are required to provide the Specialist with lodging, meals, and in-country transportation, either through monetary or in-kind contributions, throughout their full stay in country.


2-6 weeks (minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 42 days, including travel days, weekends, and holidays)

Fulbright/Thailand will support single visit projects as our top priority. A multi-visit is considered using multi slots for Fulbright Specialist, while only five slots are allocated each year. As far as diversity is concerned, we would like to support as many institutions/specialists as possible.


Eligible disciplines and professional fields supported by the Fulbright Specialist Program include 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, and urban planning.


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


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 tusef@fulbrightthai.org or call 0 2285 0581-2 Ext. 104

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 https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/the-fulbright-specialist-program/ for more information.


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.


World Learning (for U.S. academics and professionals)


Fulbright Thailand (for host institution in Thailand)


Tel: 0 2285 0581-2 Ext. 104


World Learning