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Grants for Americans

Approximately 40 to 50 Americans are selected each year in the categories listed below. Grants to Americans are usually all-expense grants ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months.


Grants for Scholars and Professionals

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the scholar division of the Institute of International Education
 http://www.cies.org/

1. Lecturing

(10 months; 5 months possible)
Teach undergraduate or graduate courses, or a combination of both, in a social science and humanities field of specialization related to the American experience.
http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program

2.Lecturing/Research

(10 months; 5 months possible)
For lecturing in undergraduate and graduate courses and conducting research in all appropriate disciplines.
http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program

3.Research

(3 to 9 months)
For conducting research in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: Anthropology, Business Administration, Economics, Education, History, Language and Literature, Law, Political Science and Sociology.
http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program

4.Journalist

(3 to 9 months)
For conducting research in applicant's area of specialization. Applicants must be working journalists and have at least three years of experience.
http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program

5.International Education Administrators

(Short term group program-2 weeks)
A two-week group seminar designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with Japan's higher education system, society and culture. Program consists of briefings, campus visits, appointments with selected government officials, cultural activities and meetings with Japanese international education professionals.
http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program

6. Fulbright Specialist

World Learning, Inc.
  http://www.worldlearning.org/

(2-6 weeks)
The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative two- to six-week projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. U.S. scholars and professionals interested in becoming Fulbright Specialists should apply to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster on the website below.
http://www.worldlearning.org/projects/fulbright-specialist-program/


Grants for Graduate Students and Graduating Seniors

Institute of International Education (IIE)
  http://www.iie.org/

7. Graduate Research Fellow

(12 months)
PhD dissertation research candidates, graduate students enrolled in professional schools such as law, business, journalism, international relations, public administration, and fine arts or graduates from the above-mentioned professional schools within 3 years of the time of application, are eligible to apply. Non-Japanese studies specialists or first-timers to Japan must show the feasibility of their proposals and indicate how a Japanese experience will relate to their career plans.
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/japan

8.Fulbright Fellow (for graduating seniors)

(10 months)
The program aims to introduce young Americans to different regions of Japan while they pursue research projects and language study at local universities. The main purpose for the research project is to serve as a vehicle for cultural immersion into Japanese society. Through the project, students are expected to engage directly with the assigned university and local community. Applications will be considered from graduating seniors who will receive Bachelor’s degrees between December 2018 and August 2019. Future career and academic objectives are also important considerations and should be mentioned in the Personal Statement in the application.
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/japan

Fulbright Program Worldwide

The Fulbright Program is administered in over 160 countries throughout the world. For information about Fulbright Programs around the world, see the website below:

United States Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Office of Academic Exchange Programs
http://eca.state.gov/fulbright