Awards to the U.S.
Scholar-in-Residence Program (SIR)
The interest survey for the FY24 competition (2024-2025) launched on October 17, 2022; please feel free to share the survey with your U.S. institution networks so that they can be added to Institute of International Education (IIE) email list and hear about the opening of the application in November 2022. The deadline for institutions to apply to host for the 2024-2025 academic year is June 1, 2023
Description and Purpose
- The Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program is institution-focused, and supports proposals developed by U.S. institutions.
- The SIR Program is open to all accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. A U.S. institution can maximize capacity-building by using the Visiting Scholar for work across departments and curricula. This work ranges from teaching undergraduate courses to advising on faculty and curriculum development.
- Through the SIR Program, a participating U.S. institution can establish formal ties to overseas institutions that lead to the development of new international exchange activities.
- Taiwan’s scholars can participate in the SIR Program by becoming Fulbright Scholars or recommended by IIE from overseas who teach or research at the participating institutions in the United States.
- Scholars from Taiwan cannot apply for the positions themselves; rather, they are invited and appointed by the U.S. Department of State through due process.
- Allowance for living expenses (based on the area)
- Professional allowance for US$750
- Settlement allowance for US$500
- Dependents allowance (based on the area)
- A direct-flight, round-trip economy-class air ticket for grantee and one dependent (Must take US airlines)
- Grantee’s limited health and medical insurance
- Other supports provided by the local university/ college (based on the host institution’s proposal)
Note: The benefits is subject to the announcement of the Department of State.
TAIWAN SCHOLARS: YOUR HELP IS REQUESTED
Fulbright Taiwan would like to encourage more American institutions to take advantage of Taiwan scholars in the SIR program, and simultaneously help more Taiwan scholars go to the U.S.
You may have specific contacts in the U.S. You may have specific places you would like to be a SIR. Unfortunately, these schools have to request CIES for a Taiwan scholar. Work with Fulbright Taiwan to contact American institutions to encourage them to request a scholar!
The program is open to all accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. Non-U.S. institutions are ineligible. The institution must be in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requiring nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs.
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More Information Below
- American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)
- The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
- The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
- Institute of International Education (IIE)
- Ministry of Education (MOE)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
- TECRO in the USA
- Arts Residency Network, Ministry of Culture (MOC), Taiwan
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S.