Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Aminef Fulbright US–ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative Program 2021, USA (Fully Funded)

The Fulbright US-ASEAN Visiting Scholar provides opportunities for nationals of the ten ASEAN countries (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) to travel to the United States for scholarly and professional research for three to four months during the Spring of 2022, where they will carry out scholarly and professional research on priority issues to the U.S.-ASEAN relationship and ASEAN. Projects should be selected that are regional in scope and/or have clear implications for the entire ASEAN region. Please note the criteria for U.S.-ASEAN scholarships – research on priority issues for the U.S.-ASEAN relationship and ASEAN, clear regional implications – differ substantially from those for bi-lat scholarships, Projects considered for one may not be appropriate for the other. The program is open to university faculty, foreign ministry or other government officials, and professional staff of the private sector, think tanks, and other NGOs in the ASEAN Member States. 
The objective of the Fulbright US-ASEAN Visiting Scholar is to deepen people-to-people engagement and strengthen our ties with the ten member nations of ASEAN, while specifically emphasizing the importance of ASEAN. This marks the eighth year of the Initiative. To date, more than 80 scholars from all 10 ASEAN Member States have been awarded scholarships to pursue studies focused on a wide range of subjects including public health, the South China Sea, Indo-Pacific focus, ASEAN economic integration, banking governance, human trafficking, STEM education, food safety, and legal education. 
Applications are accepted from citizens of all ASEAN member states. It is anticipated that a minimum of 10 qualified applicants will be selected by a U.S. – ASEAN selection committee, including one participant from each of the 10 ASEAN Member States. It is possible that additional candidates will be selected to participate in the program, pending availability of funds.  
Grant Benefits
The grant will provide: 
  • A monthly stipend for grantees, between US $2,710 and $3,145/month, depending on the U.S. city.
  • A direct-flight, round-trip economy-class air ticket.
  • A $1,250 Professional and Settling-in allowance.
  • Qualifying university lab and research fees up to $3,000, as necessary. 
  • No dependent support will be available. 
General Requirements:
Applicants from Indonesia should be: 
  • Indonesian citizen and resident in Indonesia throughout the nomination and selection process
  • Willing to return to Indonesia upon completion of their program in the United States
  • University lecturers, foreign ministry and government officials, or professionals in think tanks and other NGOs whose work focuses on US-ASEAN issues
  • Have a significant record of scholarly or professional accomplishment
  • Be proficient in English
  • In good health, to be certified by submission of medical history and pre-departure medical examination 
  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants who have not had recent and substantial experience in the United States. 
Research Fields  
Applicants may apply to conduct research in fields that support broad ASEAN initiatives, such as support for regional economic integration, expansion of maritime cooperation, promotion of opportunities for women, and addressing transnational challenges (including regional collaboration on issues like curbing human trafficking, countering violent extremism, preventing wildlife trafficking or promoting sustainable fishing). Fields of study could include but are not limited to: Education, Financial Market Integration, Food Technology, Information Sciences, Journalism, Law, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Statistics, Trade and Investment, and Trade Facilitation. These programs and topics should reflect priority areas of the ASEAN Secretariat, and also be of interest and relevance to the nominating country and Commission. Again note that projects that are regional in scope and/or have clear implications for the entire ASEAN region are strongly preferred.   

How to Apply:
  • Candidate should access and complete the online application HERE
  • Please select the “US-ASEAN Fulbright Initiative” in the award information in the country information page of the online application and indicate clearly the “US-ASEAN Fulbright Initiative” as part of your project or research title. 

Required Document:

The following materials comprise a complete application: 
  • Application
  • Project statement* (three to five pages)
  • Bibliography* (up to three pages)
  • Curriculum vitae* (up to six pages)
  • Letter of invitation* (strongly preferred, but not required)
  • Letters of recommendation* (three are required)
  • Copy of academic transcript and diploma* (in original language and in English translation)
  • Copy of valid identity document* (KTP or passport) 
*Please upload these documents through your online application 
The deadline for the submission of application materials for the program is November 1, 2020. 
Contact Information  
Specific questions regarding the application process are accepted via email at
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