Non-Academic Professionals Fulbright Grants






§ Description and Purpose

Up to 5 Fulbright partial grants for non-academic professionals are offered to mid-career professionals working in government or private organizations who wish to take part in a learning project. The purpose is to enhance their professional expertise through visits, observation, formal study (non-degree), or participation in training sessions in the United States for 3 months to 10 months.

Fields are:

  • 1. Arts 
    ● Creative Writing
    ● Performing Arts
    ● Visual Arts
  • 2. Education
    ● American, Chinese, or Taiwanese Studies
    ● International Exchange
    ● International Education
    ● TEFL
    ● TCFL
  • 3. Journalism & Media
  • 4. Management
    ● Cultural Centers
    ● Entrepreneurial
    ● Minority Affairs
    ● Non-profit Organizations
    ● Theater/Arts
  • 5. Public Policy
    ● Creativity, Innovation, & the Cultural Industry
    ● Environmental Protection
    ● Healthcare
    ● Migration & Immigration
    ● Park Administration/Leisure studies
    ● Science, Technology, & Innovation
  • 6. Services
    ● Community
    ● Human
    ● Legal
  • 7. MOC (Ministry of Culture) Category
    ● Arts Administration
    ● Policy Research and Development
    ● International Marketing (in Art and Culture)
    ● Copyright Policy Studies (in Art and Culture)

§ Benefits (Up to 8 awards, including 3 awards for MOC category):

  • A fixed sum from US$4,800 to US$16,000, paid in US dollars and prorated over the grant period. The fixed sum for MOC category is US$4,800 for 3 months.
  • Book allowance US$3,000
  • Travel allowance: round-way, direct flight, economy-class air ticket (up to NT$60,000), and a baggage allowance of NT$20,000
  • Possible placement services by IIE

§ Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants are eligible who are or have:

  • 1. Senior employees (level 9+ in government service) currently affiliated with private or public organizations, or senior independent artists or literary and historical workers.
  • 2. Responsibilities related to the proposed project for at least 5 years
  • 3. Are recommended by the highest chief administrator of the home institution (please use the Approval Form included in the Application Instruction downloaded here: If applicants are independent artists or literary and historical workers, applicants have to ask related art or history institution administrators (ex. Chairperson of department of fine arts/ history, Director of the fine art museum) to be referees. 
  • 4. Sufficient English proficiency for successful completion of grant activity. (if the applicant plans to take a course in a university, an iBT score report of 80 or IELTS score report or 6.5 should be submitted; if the applicant plans to do some research, English proficiency certificate is still required and standardized tests such as iBT, IELTS, TOEIC or GEPT are recommended)
  • 5. Sufficient of financial support for the visit plan (including tuition, travel expenses and roughly monthly expenses $1,500). Applicants have to provide evidence of financial support from personal savings and/or institutional contributions to cover remaining expenses for the duration of the proposed study/ research.
  • 6. 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.

Candidates are not permitted to pursue degree study during the grant period.
The duration of grants ranges from 3 to 10 months (MOC category is for 3 months only). 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.

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


§ Application Procedure

  • 1. Apply online no later than October 31, 2018. For application information, please visit the following website:
  • 2. Submit the 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, English proficiency certificate, 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 fill recommendation letters online)
  • The mailing address is:
    The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange
    (Fulbright Taiwan) (Non-Academic)
    c/o Lisa Lin
    2F, 45 Yanping South Road
    Taipei 10043, Taiwan
  • 3. For updated information, please visit our website (
    or contact Ms. Lisa Lin, Tel: (02) 2388-2100 ext. 112; Fax: (02) 2388-2855;

§ Selection Procedure

  • 1. In early December, a Selection Committee (academic peers, 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 the 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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