Awards to the U.S.

Graduate Study Grants

Description and Purpose

The grant is designed to provide qualified graduate students with opportunities to pursue doctoral degrees.

GRANTS

Up to 11 awards

ACTIVITY

Study

LENGTH

12 months

DEADLINE

August 1, 2020

Fields

  • Social Science & Education
  • Business and Applied Social Science
  • Information, Media and Humanities
  • Arts & Culture

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
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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
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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 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 24, 2020) at the Fulbright Taiwan in Taipei
  5. TOEFL scores (minimum iBT score 95) or IELTS score (minimum 7.0) taken since September, 2019. If you fail to meet the minimum requirement of English proficiency Test, you still need to submit the score.
  6. GRE/GMAT valid score report. Or upload your GRE/GMAT test appointment confirmation to our application system. (Test date MUST before September 30, 2020).
  7. Meet the Grant Conditions and Provisions (Eligibility & Visa)

Applicants are 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

Other Requirements:

  1. 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, 2021 and no later than June 1, 2022.
  2. All other factors being equal, preference is given to applicants who has submitted all of the score report (including English score report and transcript).
  3. During the grant period, the grantee must submit a research or reflections article to FSE’s Online Journal Research & Reflections

Application Procedure

1

Apply online no later than August 1, 2020. For application information, please refer to: Application Instruction (PDF)

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Submit the hard copy of the following required documents to Fulbright Taiwan. (postmarked no later than August 1, 2020)

  1. Hard copies of your completed on-line application form (filled in English, including application form, Study/Research Objective, personal statement, English CV, TOEFL/IELTS and GRE/GMAT score report, writing sample, financial statement of other grants/ scholarships which will be used in the same period of Fulbright grant, and passport copy)
  2. 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. Three English recommendation letters (if your referees do not want to complete recommendation letters online)
  4. 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.
  5. 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. All certificates of degrees will be sent to IIE.

The mailing address is:

Foundation for Scholarly Exchange
2nd Fl., 45, Yanping S. Rd., Taipei 10043, Taiwan
Attn. Fulbright Exchange Program (Graduate Study Grants)

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The application process has been completed! Wait for the notification letter!

FAQ

If the applicants fail to meet the minimum requirement of English proficiency, the applications still can be submitted (by August 1st). The selection committee will decide if the applicants are qualified for being granted and allowed to re-take standardized tests after the interview.

While the Selection Committee submits the nomination list to FSE’s Board for approval, our Foundation will notify the nominees to attend the workshop in late August, where experts will offer advices on revising application materials. We will also indicate how IIE applies to at most 5 PhD programs in U.S. on students’ behalf, including applying for cost-sharing provided by the U.S. university.

Our Foundation is in charge of documents required for visa application, including DS-2019, visa fee waiver, and the administrative procedures of visa application. It’s not the host institutions to issue DS-2019s to Fulbright grantees. 

The policies regarding visa, documents and fee waiver are also applicable to grantees’ dependents (i.e. non-U.S.-citizen spouse and children under 21).

1) In the grant period, grantees have to at least one submit research result/reflections report to FSE Online Journal per year (in Chinese or English)

2)  After completion of your grant in the United States, you should return to Taiwan for at least two years before being eligible to apply for temporary worker (H), intracompany transferee (L), fiancé (K) visa, or immigrant visa/lawful permanent resident status (LPR), so called Two-Year Home-Country Physical Presence Requirement under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Within the two-year period, the grantees are allowed to apply for tourist visa, student visa, and other non-immigrant-non-employment visa to attend conferences, travel or study in the U.S. This Requirement applies to J-2 dependents as well.

Please refer to the selection report on the website.

August. 1, 2020——Deadline of application 

Late August, 2020——A Selection Committee (academic peers from a variety of disciplines and Board members) reviews all documents and research proposals 

September, 2020—— The Selection Committee recommends a nominee list to FSE’s Board. Applicants are notified by our Foundation of nomination/non-nomination after the Board meeting. 

October 1, 2020——Fulbright Taiwan submits the approved nomination to IIE for technical review and to J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) at Washington D.C. for final approval. 

March, 2021——Final approval is released from FFSB to our Foundation.

May, 2021——Pre-Departure Orientation

August to September, 2021——Grant starts

Selection Procedure

August

In the middle of August (tentatively scheduled on August 24, 2020), 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:
    1. Approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB)
    2. Acceptance of the candidate’s research proposal by a U.S. institution

February of the grant year

Final approval is then normally received by Fulbright Taiwan in February and conveyed to grantees as soon as received.

Note: All Taiwan grantees traveling to the U.S. must hold a J-type visa for academic and cultural exchange programs.

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Contact

Ms. Edith Wang
Email: fse@fulbright.org.tw
Tel: 02-2388-2100 ext. 143