Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Cambodia


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4 Open Study/Research Awards

Grant Period:

10 months

Grantees must begin their grants in September 2017 in order to attend a mandatory in-country orientation.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2017 as a condition of their grants.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Novice
1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Additional Information: Khmer language proficiency is not a requirement in the candidate selection process. Applicants without Khmer language skills should include plans for language study in their Fulbright projects and should plan to study Khmer concurrent with their research after arriving in Cambodia.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

It is strongly recommended that applicants identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. If necessary, U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh will assist in facilitating affiliations for candidates who have been officially awarded grants.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Cambodia (or those who will be living in Cambodia during the 2016-2017 academic year) will not be considered.


Special considerations:

Grantees are reminded to observe all security, safety, and health practices appropriate for Southeast Asia, including malaria prevention.  As in all developing countries, the candidates should not expect sophisticated equipment or apartments with American standards of comfort.  Living conditions outside of urban areas tend to be harsh and without plumbing and electricity.  Housing availability can be limited, although the situation in Phnom Penh, Siem Riep, and Battambong has improved in recent years.  Use of libraries can be hampered by short hours, closed stacks, and limited circulation, although the Embassy can help to facilitate after-hours research, when needed.


Special Application Information:

Semi-Finalist candidates who are recommended for final review by the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh may be contacted for interviews via skype or phone.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.