Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Taiwan


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5 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

10 months.

Grants must begin in September 2016 and end in June 2017. Grantees should be in Taiwan in time for the Welcome Meeting (usually the Friday after Labor Day).


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Master’s and PhD students are preferred, but graduating seniors and recent graduates will be considered. Applications are welcome in all fields of study. Candidate must be willing and able to work with a high degree of independence.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Additional Information: A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is strongly encouraged, but not required, if the project does not need it. Conducting dissertation research in Traditional Chinese Studies, requires the necessary language skills. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged. 


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Applicants must identify appropriate host institutions for their projects, and include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2015-2016 academic year) will not be considered. Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship are not eligible. Applicants with completed doctorates at the time of the start of the award are not eligible.


Special Opportunity for Research:

If the research project requires it and the Fulbright Commission approves, up to one-fifth of the total grant period may be spent in mainland China with unsuspended maintenance.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


Website:

- Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw

- Fulbright Taiwan ETA Program: http://eta.fulbright.org.tw

- List of Universities and Colleges: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=552&CtNode=415&mp=1

- Academia Sinica: http://www.sinica.edu.tw/main_e.shtml

- National Palace Museum: http://www.npm.gov.tw/en/home.htm

- National Central Library: http://www.ncl.edu.tw/mp.asp?mp=5

- National Health Research Institute: http://www.English.nhri.org.tw/NHRI_WEB/nhri.org.tw/NHRI_WEB/nhriw001Action.do

- Public Television Service Foundation: http://www.pts.org.tw

- Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


2 National Chengchi University Awards in International Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies, and International Communications Studies

Award Profile:

Awards are available to pursue a full-time Master’s degree program in International Studies (IMPIS), Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS), or International Communications Studies (IMICS) at National Chengchi University. NCU is a leading university in Taiwan, especially in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, Management, Politics, and International Affairs, and provides a top international environment to foreign students. A great number of graduate students work in government departments.

The award is co-sponsored by the National Chengchi University.


Grant Period:

12 months.

Grants must begin in September 2016.

The Grant is initially awarded for 12 months, and renewal for the second year is dependent upon the grantee’s academic success with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4 scale. Programs are taught in English.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Candidate must have received a Bachelor's degree prior to enrolment and intend to pursue a two-year Master's degree. Strong academic credentials in their area of specialization are expected. A good capacity for studying and living in a cross-cultural setting is necessary. Candidates must specify to which program they are applying and will be evaluated against that cohort.  Grantees cannot be accompanied by dependents. 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Candidates must be accepted by both Fulbright Taiwan and the university program. Once the applicant gains admission, they must provide a copy of the admission letter.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The grant provides full tuition support at National Chengchi University as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards.

Other Benefits:
• Housing (provided by the University)
• Round Trip Airfare (provided by Fulbright Taiwan, return upon completion of the MA)
• Monthly Maintenance Allowance (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)
• National Health Insurance (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)
• Educational Enrichment (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2015-2016 academic year) will not be considered. Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship are not eligible. 


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must select “National Chengchi University Award” in the Special Opportunity field of the application.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

- Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw
- List of Universities and Colleges: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.aspxItem=552&CtNode=415&mp=1
- Education in Taiwan: http://english.moe.gov.tw/
- Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


2 National Cheng Kung University Awards in Creative Industries Design

Award Profile:

Awards are available to pursue a full-time Master’s degree program in Creative Industries Design at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). It is an international top-tier university selected by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education. It is one of the most prestigious universities Taiwan, with a high reputation in science, engineering, medicine, management planning and design. NCKU has ranked the first in terms of active involvement with academia-industry collaboration nationwide.

The award is co-sponsored by the National Cheng Kung University.


Grant Period:

12 months.

Grants must begin in September 2016.

The Grant is initially awarded for 12 months, and renewal for the second year is dependent upon the grantee’s academic success with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4 scale. Program is taught in English.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Candidate must have received a Bachelor's degree prior to enrolment and intend to pursue a two-year Master's degree. Strong academic credentials in their area of specialization are expected. A good capacity for studying and living in a cross-cultural setting is necessary.  Grantees cannot be accompanied by dependents. 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Candidates must be accepted by both Fulbright Taiwan and the university program. Once the applicant gains admission, they must provide a copy of the admission letter.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The grant provides full tuition support at National Cheng Kung University as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards.

Other Benefits:
• Housing (provided by the University)
• Round Trip Airfare (provided by Fulbright Taiwan, return upon completion of the MA)
• Monthly Maintenance Allowance (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)
• National Health Insurance (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)
• Educational Enrichment (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2015-2016 academic year) will not be considered. Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship are not eligible.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must select “National Cheng Kung University Award” in the Special Opportunity field of the application.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

- Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw
- List of Universities and Colleges: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.aspxItem=552&CtNode=415&mp=1
- Education in Taiwan: http://english.moe.gov.tw/
- Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


1 National Taiwan University Award in Agricultural Economics

Award Profile:

Award are available to pursue a full-time Master’s degree program in Agricultural Economics at National Taiwan University (NTU). It is the most comprehensive university and the foremost research-led institution in Taiwan. It is considered by many the best and most prestigious academic institutions in Taiwan, constantly placing not only on the list of top ranked universities in Asia, but among the best universities in the world.

The award is co-sponsored by the National Taiwan University.


Grant Period:

12 months.

Grants must begin in September 2016.

The Grant is initially awarded for 12 months, and renewal for the second year is dependent upon the grantee’s academic success with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4 scale. Program is taught in English.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Candidate must have received a Bachelor's degree prior to enrolment and intend to pursue a two-year Master's degree. Strong academic credentials in their area of specialization are expected. A good capacity for studying and living in a cross-cultural setting is necessary.  Grantees cannot be accompanied by dependents. 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Candidates must be accepted by both Fulbright Taiwan and the university program. Once the applicant gains admission, they must provide a copy of the admission letter.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The grant provides full tuition support at National Taiwan University as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards.

Other Benefits:
• Housing (provided by the University)
• Round Trip Airfare (provided by Fulbright Taiwan, return upon completion of the MA)
• Monthly Maintenance Allowance (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)
• National Health Insurance (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)
• Educational Enrichment (provided by Fulbright Taiwan)


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2015-2016 academic year) will not be considered. Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship are not eligible.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must select “National Taiwan University Award” in the Special Opportunity field of the application.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

- Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw
- List of Universities and Colleges: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.aspxItem=552&CtNode=415&mp=1
- Education in Taiwan: http://english.moe.gov.tw/
- Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


81 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

11 months

All grantees must begin their grants on August 1, 2016 in order to attend a four-week orientation program


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

Graduating seniors, recent graduates, and Master candidates who are interested in assisting local English teachers at elementary or junior high schools in Taiwan will be considered. Applicants from all majors are welcome but Education majors are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must be native English-speakers and need to be adaptable, flexible, and independent, and need to enjoy working with children. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Additional Information: No Chinese language skills are required. All classroom instruction is in English. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: n/a


Graduate Degree Enrollment: n/a


Placement Type:

Grantees will assist local English teachers at elementary or junior high schools in the following areas of Taiwan: Kaohsiung, Kinmen, Taichung, Taipei, Taitung, and Yilan.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2015-2016 academic year) will not be considered. Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship are not eligible.


Health Disclosure & Eligibility:

In compliance with Taiwan regulations regarding health and employment in the school systems, all candidates must indicate in their applications if they suffer from any medical conditions that could impair their abilities to teach English to Taiwan students.  These conditions include, but are not limited to:

Visual impairment even with corrective lenses
Hearing impairments above 40dB
Conditions worsened by stress such as: Epilepsy, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia, etc.
HIV/AIDS infection, AIDS
Strict adherence to these regulations is Mandatory. Any attempts to misguide Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) or falsify information are immediate grounds for revoking/terminating the grant.


Housing:

The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) makes arrangement for housing.


Independent Study:

No research or independent study is required. ETA awards are not study/research awards, but are cross-cultural exchange awards undertaken through the mediums of teaching and service. In applying, the Statement of Grant Purpose should focus on why the applicant wishes to teach English in Taiwan and how to make it a memorable cultural experience.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

-Fulbright Taiwan (FSE): http://www.fulbright.org.tw

-Fulbright Taiwan (FSE) ETA Program: http://eta.fulbright.org.tw

-Kaohsiung City Government:  http://www.kcg.gov.tw/EN/Index.aspx

-Kinmen County Government:  http://www.kinmen.gov.tw/Layout/main_en/index.aspx?frame=18

-Taichung City Government: http://eng.taichung.gov.tw/mp.aspx?mp=1

-Taitung County Government: http://www.taitung.gov.tw/en/Default.aspx?themesite=BAA86C8F16BADDE6

-Yilan County Government:  http://enwww.e-land.gov.tw

-Chinese Language Centers: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=9693&CtNode=417&mp=1


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.