Regional Highlights




South and Central Asia is a dynamic, rich, and diverse region balancing a respect for traditions with increasing engagement in an interconnected world. This region ranges from the vast steppes and rugged mountains of Central Asia to the deserts and tropics of South Asia. It is attractive for U.S. faculty and professionals because of its historic, religious, cultural and geographic variety. Bountiful opportunities exist across South Asia for teaching and research. Motivated scholars have an opportunity to make a significant impact in this region and are likely to be welcomed as the first or only Fulbright U.S. Scholars stationed at certain universities.



Click through to view quotes, successful projects, and scholar stories from throughout the region.

Featured Awards

Award 11379-IN

Award 11562-MC

Award 11387-CE

Award 11390-UZ

Award 11380-KZ

Award 11476-MC

Resources and Contact us

IIE offers a series of resources providing detailed information on many aspects of the Fulbright Scholar Program opportunities. Depending on your interests, you can find a wealth of answers to your specific questions in our upcoming and archived webinars.

  • Webinars 
    The Fulbright Scholar Program hosts frequent webinars about Fulbright awards, the application process, programs offered and more. Sessions are archived weekly.
  • Presentation and Workshop Schedule - IIE program staff continue to visit university and college campuses countrywide, as well as participate in a range of conferences in the sciences. Please check the schedule to find out when program staff will be at an event near you. If you are interested in having IIE staff visit your campus and speak with department faculty about opportunities in your field, contact us at
  • Past Fulbright recipients in South and Central Asia
    Complete information on past Fulbright recipients in South and Central Asia can be found in the Scholar Directory.

Contact Us

To learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities in the South and Central Asia region, please contact our regional team at or the Catalog of Awards