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, 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 at the Fulbright Taiwan in Taipei;
  • 5. TOEFL scores (minimum iBT score 95) or IELTS score (minimum 7.0) taken since March, 2017. Or upload your iBT/ IELTS test appointment confirmation to our application system. (Test date MUST before September 30, 2018).
  • 6. GRE/GMAT valid score report. Or upload your GRE/GMAT test appointment confirmation to our application system. (Test date MUST before September 30, 2018).
  • 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, 2019 and no later than June 1, 2020.
  • 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

  • 1. Apply online no later than August 1, 2018. For application information, please visit the following website: http://www.fulbright.org.tw/application
  • 2. Submit the following required documents to Fulbright Taiwan, postmarked no later than August 1, 2018:
    ●Hard copies of your completed on-lined application form (filled in English, including application form, Study Research Objective, Personal Statement, English CV, transcript for all degrees, degree certificates, TOEFL/ IELTS and GRE/GMAT score reports or test appointment confirmation, writing sample, 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)
    ●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:
    The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange
    (Fulbright Taiwan) (Graduate Study)
    c/o Lisa Lin
    2F, 45 Yanping South Road
    Taipei 10043, Taiwan
  • 3. For updated information, please visit our website (http://www.fulbright.org.tw)
    or contact Ms. Lisa Lin, Tel: (02) 2388-2100 ext. 112; Fax: (02) 2388-2855;
    E-mail: fse@fulbright.org.tw

§ Selection Procedure

  • 1. In the middle of August, 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 in September. 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. Applicants who can’t physically present for an oral interview will be deemed to waive.
  • 2. Applicants are notified by Fulbright Taiwan of nomination/non-nomination at the end of September after the Selection Committee 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.
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Final approval is then normally received by Fulbright Taiwan in February and conveyed to grantees as soon as received.

 

 

 

 
 
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