The following programs are available to U.S. Scholars in Maldives

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Congratulations on receiving a Fulbright grant! The resources on this page are designed to familiarize you with your host location and provide important context and information as you prepare to travel abroad. We encourage you to review the readings, websites, and logistical information offered by local contacts. Click the section headings below to display the information.

Orientation Information

As part of your Fulbright grant, you are required to attend a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) from June 24-27, 2024. The PDO will provide sessions and activities to help you prepare for your upcoming experience. You will receive an email in mid-June that will direct you to the PDO website, where you can register for the event. If you have any questions regarding the PDO, please email

Contact Information

U.S. Mission Maldives
44 Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka

Point of Contact

Rifhaan Ali,
Public Engagement Assistant

Country Information

Alum Contacts

We invite you to contact these Fulbright alumni for questions or advice prior to your grant. They can be an excellent resource for unofficial questions – what type of clothing to bring, how to open a bank account, and more.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar:

  • Monica Fennel, J.D
    2022 Fulbright Scholar to Maldives
    Adjunct Faculty at Butler University
    Political Science
  • Dr. Rashed Chowdhurry
    2020 Fulbright Scholar to Maldives
    Affiliate Research Faculty
    Department of Atmospheric Sciences
    University of Hawaii
    Adjunct Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering
    Arizona State University
  • Kimberly Monk, Ed.D
    2018 Fulbright Scholar to Maldives
    Southern New Hampshire University
    Department of Hospitality Business

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Multiple Disciplines

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

Visit our Scholar Directory to view and search all Fulbright alumni. You can also learn more about Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors.

For teaching awards, applicants may be involved in the following activities: teaching courses, developing curricula, or training and building capacity.

For teaching/research, applicants may determine percentage of the grant dedicated to each activity and should define this clearly in the project abstract/summary and the project statement.

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