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2 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
10 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

10 Months

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2019 as a condition of their grants.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: Knowledge of Lao is encouraged, but not required. Applicants without Lao language skills should include plans for language study in their Statements of Grant Purpose. Grantees without Lao language skills must study Lao concurrent with their research after arriving in Laos.

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. The U.S. Embassy will assist in facilitating the affiliations for candidates who have been officially awarded grants.

Ineligibility

Candidates currently residing in Laos (or those who will be living there during the 2018-2019 academic year) will not be considered.

Special Consideration

Candidates are reminded to observe all security, safety, and health practices appropriate for Southeast Asia, including malaria prevention. As in all developing countries, grantees should not expect sophisticated equipment or apartments with American standards of comfort. Living conditions outside of urban areas tend to be harsh and without modern plumbing and electricity. Housing availability can be limited. Use of libraries can be hampered by short hours, closed stacks, and limited circulation.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://laos.usembassy.gov