Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Application Deadline
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Award Code
Activity Type
Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.
Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.
A combination of teaching and research as described above. Refer to the award description for any specifications on percentages of time that should be devoted to teaching vs research.
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.
Mid-Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.
Senior Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of recipients

Up To
Award Start Period
August 2023, or January 2024
Award Length
4 months - 6 months
Flex Option
Multi-Country/Area Award
Projects are sought in all disciplines
Scholars selected for this award can choose to
Advise and/or mentor students
Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
The applicant can propose any of the listed activities

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.

Award Activity

Teach, conduct research, or do a combination of both within area of specialty. In addition, consult on curriculum, program and faculty development, and conduct seminars and workshops. For teaching/research, teaching must be a minimum of 50 percent of proposed project. For research grants, preference will be given to research activities that involve collaboration with local scholars.

Locations Detail

Any appropriate academic institution

Award Length and Period

Grant should begin either August 2023 or January 2024. The Thai academic year runs from August to May. The first semester is from August to December; the second semester is January to May.

Areas of Interest

The following fields which are innovation, human traficking, food industry, and entrepreneurship are on top prioritized agenda of the Thai Government.

Special Features

Fulbright East Asia Pacific Regional Travel Program

As conditions allow, Fulbright Scholars in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region may have the opportunity to apply for funds to support short-term (3-14 days) travel to other countries in the EAP region for activities such as lectures, workshops, graduate or faculty seminars, master classes or recitals, curricular advising, or panel presentations. EAP Regional Travel Program funding covers transportation only. Regional Travel Program activities/host sites should not be included in the initial Fulbright application. Scholars may start the process of seeking out invitations for short-term activities in other EAP countries once notified that they have been selected for a Fulbright grant but will only be able to apply for travel program funds, conditions permitting, once they have actively started their Fulbright grant in their host country. Scholars on Flex grants are not eligible for the regional travel grant.

Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Applicants residing in the award country at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award.
Dual citizens of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Permanent residents of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Invitation Requirement
A letter of invitation is optional.
Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient. However, feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement.
Additional Language Requirement

All teaching will be in English. Thai langauge proficiency is not required.  However, teaching/research and research applicants with Thai language skills must submit a language proficiency evaluation.  Teaching/research and research applicants without Thai language skills should explicitly address the issue in their discussion of the feasibility of the project in their project proposal.

Additional Qualification Information

Applicants for teaching grants must hold at least the rank of assistant professor and have three or more years of university teaching experience. Teaching assistant work does not qualify.  Applicants without prior experience in Thailand and early career scholars are encouraged to apply.

Award Allowances

Research grants:

• All scholars: 51,000 Baht (USD 1,700) per month

Teaching or teaching/research grants:

• Assistant professor or professional equivalent: 72,000 Baht (2,400) per month

• Associate/Full professor or professional equivalent: 78,000 Baht (2,600) per month

Payments are calculated from the date of arrival through the final day in country within the grant period.

Additional maintenance allowance of 4,000-10,000 Baht (USD 133 - USD 333) per month in provincial locations and 6,000-12,000 Baht (USD 200 -USD 400)per month in Bangkok, depending on the number of accompanying dependents.

Housing may be provided by some provincial universities, but grantees are charged for utilities. A housing allowance is provided where university housing is not available. Depending on the number of accompanying dependents, the rates are 12,000-18,000 Baht (USD 400 -USD 600) per month in provincial locations and 20,000-28,000 Baht (USD 667 - USD 933) per month in Bangkok.

Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee

Round-trip international travel is arranged by the Fulbright Commission for each grantee and for one dependent if the grant is for four months or longer and if the dependent is in Thailand for at least 80 percent of the grant period.

In-transit: 4,500 Baht (USD 150), paid immediately upon arrival

Excess baggage: Up to 15,000 Baht (USD 500), divided as appropriate between the outbound and return

Relocation: 15,000 Baht (USD 500) for grants of four months or longer

Estimated Book and Research Allowance

Teaching or Teaching/Research Grants: The book allowance is up to 14,000 Baht (USD 466) for books and educational materials to be donated to the host institution (or other entity) upon the grantee's departure.

Research Grants: The research allowance is up to 30,000 Baht (USD 1,000) for incidental expenses related to the project. In all cases, receipts must be presented to the Thailand-U.S. Educational Foundation to receive the reimbursement in baht.

Additional Dependent Benefits

For grantees based in provincial locations, 63,000-126,000 Baht (USD 2,100 - USD 4,200) per family for accompanying dependents in grades 1-12; for grantees based in Bangkok, 82,000-164,000 Baht (USD 2,733 - USD 5,467) per family for accompanying dependents in grades 1-12. Amount may be adjusted for shorter grant periods. Reimbursement is based on actual cost of tuition and fees only.

Grantees with dependent children should note that while the tuition allowance provided is sufficient to cover the majority of expenses at nearly all schools in Thailand, it will cover only about one-third of the costs at the International School of Bangkok, which charges fees exceeding the tuition allowance provided.

Dependents must accompany the grantee for at least 80% of the period abroad and a minimum of one semester in order to qualify for additional dependent benefits. Dependent benefits are not provided to Flex grantees.

Special Award Benefits

Reimbursable allowance of up to 20,000 Baht (USD 667) for language training. Receipts must be presented to the Thailand-U.S. Educational Foundation to receive the reimbursement in baht.

Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.


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Thailand connects mainland and maritime Southeast Asia through key transport corridors supported by modern facilities and infrastructure, making it an ideal hub of communication. Such strategic positioning also blesses Thailand with diversity resembling various religions, ethnicities, languages, foods, and cultures of Southeast Asia.

Allied with the Fulbright vision, the Thailand-U.S. Educational Foundation (TUSEF) seeks applications based on mutual benefits to Thailand and the United States of America with meaningful impacts on Thailand's development.

The Thai academic year runs from August to May. The first semester is August to December; the second semester is January to May.

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