Senior Fulbright Research Grants






§ Description and Purpose


These grants have two goals: 1) to provide scholars with opportunities to conduct in-depth research in all academic fields in: applied policy/social sciences, arts, business, culture, education, humanities, information, media, and social sciences; and 2) to develop lasting professional contacts at U.S. institutions.


§ Benefits:

Full Grant (up to 3 awards)

  • A fixed sum from US$7,200 to US$24,000, prorated over the grant period.
  • A book allowance of US$3,000
  • Possible placement services by IIE

Partial Grant (up to 23 awards)

  • A fixed sum from US$3,600 to US$12,000, prorated over the grant period.
  • A book allowance of US$3,000
  • Possible placement services by IIE

§ Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants are eligible who:

  • 1. Have held the rank of assistant professor or assistant research fellow (or its equivalent) or above for at least 3 years, and are currently affiliated with a university or research institution in Taiwan.
  • 2. Are recommended by the highest chief administrator of the home institution. (please use the Approval Form included in the Application Instruction downloaded here:
    The duration of grants ranges from 3 to 10 months. The grants must begin no earlier than August 1, 2019. They must end no later than August 31, 2020. The grant should not be used for different stages.
  • 3. Meet the Grant Conditions and Provisions (

Applicants are ineligible who:

  • 1. Are currently teaching, studying, or conducting research in the U.S.
  • 2. Have returned to Taiwan from the U.S. less than 3 years from the time of application.
  • 3. Have received a J-1 visa in the category of Professor/Research Scholar within the past 2 years. They cannot be issued another J-1 visa in the category of Professor/ Research Scholar.

During the grant period, grantee must submit research/ reflections report to FSE Online Journal (


§ Application Procedure

  • 1. Apply online no later than October 31, 2018. For application information, please go to the following website:
  • 2. Submit the hard copy of following required documents to Fulbright Taiwan, postmarked no later than October 31, 2018
    ●  Hard copies of your completed on-line application form (filled in English, including application form, project statement, English CV, highest chief administrator approval form, financial statement of other grants/ scholarships which will be used in the same period of Fulbright grant, and passport copy)
    ● Chinese CV (the translation version of your English CV with your cell phone number or easy-to-be contacted number)
    ● 3 English recommendation letters (if your referees do not want to complete recommendation letters online) 

    The mailing address is:
    The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange
    (Fulbright Taiwan)  (Senior)
    c/o Lisa Lin
    2F, 45 Yanping South Road
    Taipei 10043, Taiwan

§ Selection Procedure

  • 1. In early December, a Selection Committee (academic peers from a variety of disciplines, Board members, and staff) reviews all documents and research proposals and recommends a slate for final selection by Fulbright Taiwan’s Board.
  • 2. Applicants are notified by Fulbright Taiwan of nomination/non-nomination by the end of December after the Selection Committee meeting. Their nomination is also sent to J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB).
  • 3. The grant is then subject to:
    a. Approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB)
    b. Acceptance of the candidate's research proposal by a U.S. institution
  • 4. Final approval is then normally received by Fulbright Taiwan in April and conveyed to grantees as soon as received.





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