Graduate Study Fulbright Grants

 

GRADUATE STUDY FULBRIGHT GRANTS

 

 

 

§ Description and Purpose



These grants are designed to provide qualified graduate students with opportunities to pursue doctoral degrees in the academic fields in: applied policy/social sciences, arts, business, culture, education, humanities, information, media, and social sciences.

 

§ Benefits:

Full Grant (up to 2 awards, up to US$45,000 per grantee)

  • 1. Tuition: up to US$30,000 per year (renewable for a second year)
  • 2. Travel allowance: Two one-way, direct flight, economy-class air tickets(must take US or Taiwan airlines), and a baggage allowance of NT$20,000
  • 3. Monthly stipend of US$1,000, for 12 months (renewable for a second year).
  • 4. A lump sum of US$3,000 for educational enrichment (renewable for a second year).
  • 5. Placement services by IIE (at most 5 universities).
  • 6. Possible placement in a three-week summer pre-academic program in the U.S., with expenses paid for room, board, book allowance, and travel allowance.

Partial Grant (Up to 6 awards, up to US$27,000 per grantee)

  • 1. Monthly stipend of US$2,000, for 12 months (renewable for a second year)
  • 2. A lump sum of US$3,000 for educational enrichment (renewable for a second year).
  • 3. Placement services by IIE (at most 5 universities)
  • 4. Possible placement in a three-week summer pre-academic program in the U.S., with expenses paid for room, board, book allowance, and travel allowance

Basic Grant (Up to 3 awards)

  • 1. Opportunity of becoming a “Partial Grant” award.
  • 2. A lump sum of US$3,000 for educational enrichment (renewable for a second year).
  • 3. Placement services by IIE (at most 5 universities).
  • 4. Possible placement in a three-week summer pre-academic program in the U.S., with expenses paid for room, board, book allowance, and travel allowance

§ Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants are eligible who:

  • 1. Are physically present in Taiwan during the year prior to the grant
  • 2. Hold a Master's degree at the time of application
  • 3. Are qualified and ready to enroll directly in a doctoral program [for those planning to apply for a SJD degree, it is necessary to hold a master’s degree in law (LLM) normally from the U.S. in order to be admitted to a SJD program in the U.S.]
  • 4. Can be physically present for an oral interview in the middle of August (tentatively scheduled on August 23, 2019) at the Fulbright Taiwan in Taipei;
  • 5. TOEFL scores (minimum iBT score 95) or IELTS score (minimum 7.0) taken since August, 2018. Or upload your iBT/ IELTS test appointment confirmation to our application system. (Test date MUST before September 30, 2019).
  • 6. GRE/GMAT valid score report. Or upload your GRE/GMAT test appointment confirmation to our application system. (Test date MUST before September 30, 2019).
  • 7. Meet the Grant Conditions (http://www.fulbright.org.tw/tw/provisionsandconditions)
  • 8.Applicants are ineligible who
    1). Are currently studying in the U.S.
    2). Are seeking JD or LLM programs
    3). Have received Fulbright Student Grant twice
    4). Wish to pursue studies as medical students. However, applicants with medical degrees may receive grants for advanced academic study, but not for internships or residencies
  • 9. The duration of the grants is 12 months, and the grants is renewable for a second year. The grants must begin no earlier than August 1, 2020 and no later than June 1, 2021.
  • 10. All other factors being equal, preference is given to applicants who has submitted all of the score report (including English score report and transcript).
  • 11. During the grant period, grantee must submit a research/ reflections report to FSE Online Journal (http://journal.fulbright.org.tw/) per academic year.

§ Application Procedure

Apply online no later than August 1, 2019. For application 
information, please go to the following website:
http://www.fulbright.org.tw/application

 

Submit the hard copy of following required documents to Fulbright Taiwan, postmarked no later than 
August 1, 2019.
• 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 and mailing 
address
. We’ll deliver the notification letter via post mail after the nomination list is confirmed.)
• 3 English recommendation letters (if your referees do not want to complete recommendation letters 
online)
• One copy of authorized transcripts for undergraduate studies and for graduate studies in sealed 
envelopes (including for exchange studies; MUST be in English for IIE); “sealed envelopes” means that 
you have to ask school to stamp on the flap of the envelope to prove that the transcripts are authorized by school.
• Certificate of degree for all degrees earned (MUST be in English for IIE); foreign certificates of degree must be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). For more information, please visit MOFA’s 
website (http://www.boca.gov.tw/). All certificates of degrees will be sent to IIE.

The mailing address is:台北市10043延平南路45號 2樓
                                 學術交流基金會
                                 傅爾布萊特交換計畫 (Graduate Study)

 

Application process has been completed! Wait for the notification letter!

For updated information, please contact Ms. Lisa Lin,
E-mail:fse@fulbright.org.tw
Tel︰(02) 2388-2100 ext 112 / Fax:(02) 2388-2855

 

 


§ Selection Procedure

August  In the middle of August (tentatively scheduled on August 23, 2019), a Selection Committee 
(academic peers from a variety of disciplines, Board members, and staff) reviews all documents 
and research proposals, conducts oral interviews with applicants and recommends a slate for final selection by Fulbright Taiwan’s Board. Applicants who can’t physically present for an oral interview will be deemed to waive. 
September ● Applicants are notified by Fulbright Taiwan of nomination/non-nomination at the end of 
September after the Board meeting and their nomination is also sent to the J. William Fulbright 
Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) for final confirmation. IIE will provide services for applying host institutions simultaneously.
● Nominees have to attend a workshop held in early September in order to understand the 
following application procedures and major issues for documents revision better.
● The grant is then subject to:
a. Approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB)
b. The candidate's admission to a U.S. institution approved by Fulbright Taiwan 
February of the 
following year 
Final approval is then normally received by Fulbright Taiwan in April and conveyed to grantees as 
soon as received.
*Please be noted that all Taiwan grantees travel to U.S. must hold a J-type visa for academic and 
cultural exchange programs. Please refer to the following link for more visa-related details:
http://www.fulbright.org.tw/tw/provisionsandconditions

 

 

 
 
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