Grants for Thais
Fulbright Programs
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR)

For scholars in specific fields to lecture or participate in specific programs or research projects – 5-10 months


This program is for U.S. colleges and universities to host Thai scholars, preferably on a name requested basis, to teach and internationalize their campuses, curriculum and communities. U.S. institutions apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to host a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for either one semester or an academic year.

S-I-R Program supports Thai scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component and/or serve minority audiences. Both the U.S. institution and the scholar grantee benefit from this experience.

The focus of the S-I-R Program is to engage with institutions that are underrepresented within the Fulbright Program and/or serve minority audiences.

  • Minority Serving Institutions (Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), American Indian and Alaskan Native-Serving Institutions (AIANSIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HISs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs)
  • Community Colleges
  • Small Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Rural Colleges and Universities