Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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4 Fulbright Study/Research Grants


Knowledge of Thai is recommended, but not required. Applicants without prior Thai language skills should include plans for language study in their Fulbright proposals.

Grant period:

Research grants are for 10 months; study grants are for 12 months.

Candidate profile :

Candidates at all degree levels will be considered.

Ineligibility :

Candidates currently residing in Thailand (or those who will be living there during the 2013-2014 academic year) will not be considered.


All grantees must affiliate with Thai universities/academic institutes that will act as the direct hosts. Applicants should indicate institutions of affiliation and include affiliation letters from their host institutions. The Fulbright Commission in Thailand will assist candidates who have been offered awards in formalizing their affiliations.


No dependent support is available.

20 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships


No Thai language skills are required. All class teaching is in English.

Grant period:

Assistantships are for 12 months (including a 4-week orientation in Bangkok). All grantees are required to begin their grants in late September/early October 2014 in order to attend the orientation program. The orientation program covers intensive Thai language study, ESL teaching techniques, and Thai cultural issues. The assistantships require grantees to start from the second semester and proceed to the first semester of the subsequent academic year. During Thai summer school vacation, grantees are expected to be engaged in English camps, internships, outreach or other related community activities.

Candidate profile :

Well-rounded, mature, and articulate graduating seniors and recent graduates, under 30 years of age who have the initiative to teach conversational English to primary, middle, and high school students will be considered. Applicants must be articulate native English-speakers. Also important is a willingness to experience challenges of living in a less comfortable setting while getting an intensive cultural experience,  and an educational environment characterized by classes of up to 35-45 students with a tradition of rote learning.  No previous teaching experience is required.


Candidates currently residing in Thailand (or those who will be living there during the 2013-2014 academic year) will not be considered.

Nature of assignment:

All placements will be made by the Fulbright Commission in Thailand. Approximately 16-18 hours per week of classroom teaching,  plus all needed class preparation time and school-related activities are expected. English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) will teach conversational English to primary, middle, and high school students. A mix of co-teaching and independent teaching will vary from school to school and will depend on the school’s situation as well as the assistant’s background and qualifications. ETAs will be supervised by English teachers at the host schools. All ETAs will be assigned to schools in major cities as well as in smaller cities and towns in the upper north, lower north, and northeastern provinces. ETAs are not assigned to schools in Bangkok.

Independent study:

English Teaching Assistantships are not study/research awards and teaching takes most of the grantee’s time. In applying, the Statement of Grant Purpose should focus on the reasons why the applicant seeks the cultural experience of teaching English in Thailand. Teaching Assistants are encouraged to write about their cultural experiences for possible inclusion in Fulbright publications.


Housing arrangements will be made with the assistance of the Fulbright Commission and the host schools. Homestay opportunities at the sites may be possible, depending on the location of the schools.


ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships


Chiang Mai, Thailand


Research Institute for Health Sciences (RIHES), Chiang Mai University
U.S. partner: Johns Hopkins University

Research work at RIHES will provide students with an exposure to actual field settings and relevant health challenges facing northern Thailand. Students are also able to gain experience in how studies are set up, organized and conducted in real-time. In addition to projects ongoing at RIHES, students also have the option of participating in research projects of individual faculty members, focusing on topics that span disciplines and include toxicology, neglected diseases (such as malaria and lymphatic filariasis), nutrition, and health and human rights. Students can pursue individual research projects with JHU faculty independent of RIHES. These primarily involve Burma, migration, human rights, and health, in conjunction with other local and international partners, such as the Global Health Access Program (GHAP). These projects could include documentation of health and human rights status among internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Burma and more thematically-oriented projects covering topics such as reproductive health, malaria, lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), and HIV/AIDS. Given the diversity of topics, expertise, and geographic areas covered by these projects also provides ample opportunity for motivated students to design and pursue their own research projects, in response to community needs.


Dr. Chris Beyrer
Dr. Voravit Suwanvanichkij
Ms. Tara Lonergan


Candidates must be medical students (post-third year) or graduate students in Ph.D. programs in health sciences.

Project descriptions:

Research Opportunities:

  • A Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Therapy plus HIV Primary Care versus HIV Primary Care Alone to Reduce the Sexual Transmission of HIV-1 in Serodiscordant Couples [HPTN-052].
  • A Phase III Randomized Open-Label Evaluation of the Efficacy of Three-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor Combinations for Initial Antiretroviral Treatment of HIV-1 Infected Persons in Resource-Limited Country [ACTG 5175].
  • A Phase III Randomized Open-Label Evaluation of the Efficacy of Three-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor Combinations for Initial Antiretroviral Treatment of HIV-1 Infected Persons in Resource-Limited Country [ACTG 5175].
  • Preventing Rural Thai Methamphetamine Abuse and HIV by Community Mobilization.
  • Community-Based Volunteer Counseling and Testing (CBVCT): Thailand.
  • Chemoprophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM).
  • The Effects of New Alcohol Restrictions on Sexual Risk Behaviors among of Thai Underage Youth.
  • Assessment of Safety and Toxicity among Infants Born to HIV-1-Infected Women Enrolled in Antiretroviral Treatment Protocols in Diverse Areas of the World – A Limited Center Trial of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group (IMPAACT), Conducted in Collaboration with the HPTN. [A5190-P1054].
  • A Phase II Study of the Pharmacokinetics of Nevirapine and the Incidence of Nevirapine Resistance Mutations in HIV-Infected Women Receiving a Single Intrapartum Dose of Nevirapine with the Concomitant Administration of Zidovudine/Didanosine/Lopinavir/Ritonavir [IMPAACT P-1032].
  • A Pilot Study of Lopinavir/Ritonavir in Participants Experiencing Virologic Relapse on NNRTI-Containing Regimens [ACTG A-5230].


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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.


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.



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.