For Thai scholars to lecture, pursue research, or undertake special projects – 3-6 months
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The program enables senior Thai scholars/researchers/lecturers in a variety of fields to conduct research, lecture, or undertake special academic-related projects for a period of 3-6 months in the United States.
Selection will be based on professional qualifications of applicants, and on the quality and significance of their project proposals. Applicants are expected to explore in advance the most appropriate location for their research or lecturing projects and should be able to indicate that the proposed host institutions universities, archives, institutes, etc. - are prepared to receive the scholars. Project proposals will be considered under a condition that the applicant submits an official letter of invitation from a U.S. institution along with his/her application.
Up to three (3) grants are awarded each year. Each grant covers round-trip international travels, monthly stipend, professional allowance, settling-in allowance, allowance for up to two dependents, health insurance, and excess baggage reimbursement. The monthly stipend ranges from US$2,500 to $2,900 based on survey data on the city’s relative cost of living. An additional allowance (approximately US$200-350 per month) is given for qualified dependents who accompany the scholar for at least 80 percent of the grant period. Eligible dependents include the legal spouse and children under 21.
All fields are eligible except for medicine, dentistry, and nursing. Public health and allied subjects with no clinical practices are eligible.
NO. OF GRANTS
Up to 3 grants annually
Mid-June to October
- Be a Thai citizen in good health, under 58 years of age at the time of application deadline
- Have a doctoral degree in academic background with strong knowledge of English
- Have at least 10 years of teaching/research experience at the university level
- Hold U.S. immigrant visas or permanent U.S. resident cards (green cards), or dual (Thai and U.S.) citizenships
- Have had extensive experience in the United States during the previous three years
- Have held a Fulbright grant within the past five years
- Have received a J-1 visa within the past two years
- Complete application form
- Research proposal (3-5 pages)
- Biographical essay (1-2 pages) that describes your personality traits, passion, goals, and relevance of your work in a narrative writing style
- Transcripts of both master and doctoral degrees
- Written confirmation (Letter of Invitation) from your host university/institution in the U.S.
- Two letters of recommendation. These can be obtained from your supervisors or employers in Thailand, or your host professors/supervisors in the U.S. If submitting hard copies, the letters must be sealed and signed by the recommenders, and included in the packet of your application. If submitting online, the recommenders must e-mail them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Be physically present in Bangkok at the time of interview
- Attend preliminary orientation during mid-February and pre-departure orientation during the second week of June
- Be willing and able to serve as a recourse person and a cultural ambassador in the United States in seminars, conferences, or in other capacities requested by the host institution or community
- Be prepared to participate in academic and alumni activities related to the program upon return to Thailand
Tel: 0 2285 0581-2 Ext. 107