Awards to Taiwan
U.S. – Taiwan International Education Administrators Program
Description and Purpose
The Grants have two goals:
- To help U.S. international education professionals, senior higher education officers, and higher education administrators learn more about Taiwan’s higher education system, society, and culture.
- To establish networks between U.S. and Taiwanese professional colleagues.
Stipend: Grantees receive roundtrip travel and lodging, total per diem for two weeks to cover meals and incidental expenses, group insurance, and airport pick-up and drop-off service.
Applicants are eligible who:
- Must be U.S. citizens. Permanent resident status is not sufficient.
- Apply for another Fulbright Scholar grant two years after the date of completion of the previous grant.
- Are senior-level university administrators (directors, deans, vice presidents, provosts and presidents) whose current role includes a substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their campus
- Study abroad advisors with at least three years of experience
- Affiliated with a two- or four-year college or university or a non-profit international education exchange organization
- Without significant professional visits to Taiwan in the last two years
- Demonstrate institutional interest in increasing the number of Americans studying in Taiwan
- Grantees participate in an intensive two-week group seminar with representatives from universities, private sector agencies and organizations, and select government agencies. It will consist of briefings, campus visits, appointments with select government officials, cultural activities and meetings with Taiwan international education professionals. The length of the grant is two weeks and the award must start on specific dates. Generally, the grant starts in the middle of March.
- Meet the Grant Conditions and Provisions
Applicants are Ineligible who:
- Currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2021-2022 academic year) will not be considered.
- Has lived outside the United States for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding. An applicant who has lived outside the United States for nine months or more during the calendar year is deemed to have resided abroad for that year.
- Directors of English language programs and instructors in such programs are not eligible.
Learn More About the Process
Ans: The application for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards is in early February and closes in mid-September every year. For more details about applicants’ criteria, application deadlines, application guidelines, grant benefits, etc., please visit the CIES’s website
Please request your preferred American scholars to get on the CIES’s website for the application of Fulbright Scholar Awards. If you find an appropriate American Scholars, you can ask them to get on the CIES’s website for the application of Fulbright Scholar Awards. If you find appropriate American Scholars, you can ask them to get on the CIES’s website for the application of Fulbright Scholar Awards.
Ans: Fulbright “students” are participants in the Fulbright Student Program, which enables graduating college seniors, graduate students, early career professionals and artists to study, teach, or conduct research. Generally those who apply as an English Teaching Assistant are recent bachelor’s or master’s degree holders. A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) is generally required by the start of the Fulbright grant period. Some exceptions may apply, especially for artists.
Fulbright “scholars” are participants in the Fulbright Scholar Program, which enables college and university faculty members with a Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree) to teach and/or conduct research. The Fulbright Scholar Program is also open to artists and professionals. A small number of grants are also offered annually to U.S. international education administrators through the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Ans: The Fulbright Program does not have age limits for applicants.
Ans : No, you cannot defer your Fulbright award.
Ans: No. Previously unsuccessful applicants are strongly encouraged to re-submit.
Ans: Yes. You can travel outside Taiwan for a maximum of two weeks (14 days), excluding weekends, based on a 10 to 12-month grant period. The actual maximum # of days is calculated on a pro-rata basis depending on the approved grant period.
For all trips outside of Taiwan during the grant period, prior approval is required from FSE. Before out-of-the-country travel, the grantee must submit a request at least two weeks in advance and receive approval from FSE. In addition, host institutions/professionals must also agree to grantee travel plans and to release grantees. Trips outside Taiwan cannot occur during the first or the last month of the grant period.
Ans: Fulbright Taiwan will provide you with detailed information, required documents, and visa cable number provided from MOFA on the process once you are selected as a grantee. Please see the website for details.
Ans: U.S. grantees who are in Taiwan with a resident visa are eligible for Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI). FSE pays the NHI cost for grantees. Also, all U.S. Grantees are offered an additional group insurance coverage for emergency/accident treatment at FSE’s expense. The group insurance helps strengthen compensation packages. The goal of a group insurance plan is to provide some basic additional insurance protection if something unexpected happens. Nevertheless, all U.S. grantees are still encouraged to retain their own health insurance.
Regional Peer Review (First Run Selection)
Reviewers screen applications based on a comprehensive match to each award and recommend candidates for further consideration. Regional reviewers evaluate and rate applicants within each award. Regional reviewers consider criteria, award requirements, regional fit, language requirements, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) policy, and cultural adaptability and sensitivity. After this stage, all applicants are notified by IIE of their review status (recommended or not recommended). Recommended applicants are then sent forward for review abroad and to the FFSB.
Review in Host Country/Countries (Second Run Selection)
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.
Submit the Nominee List
Provide the selected applicants (nominee/non-nominees list) to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) after the board meeting.
February of grant year
Final Approval from FFSB
Review and official selection of recommended candidates for Fulbright grants by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB). Selected applicants receive a letter from the FFSB chair as official notice of selection for a U.S. Fulbright Scholar award. Alternates and applicants not selected will receive a letter regarding status from IIE.
Final approval is then normally received by Fulbright Taiwan in April. Then, Fulbright Taiwan will contact the grantees and send them the grant packets.
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- 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
- Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan)