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5 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
10 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Grant Period

10 Months

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: Proficiency in Malay is not required. However, applicants proposing to do research requiring extensive contact with local populations and/or the study of Malay language texts must have a competence in Bahasa Malaysia. Projects involving extensive interviewing, especially in rural areas, will require more advanced language skills. 

Applicants without Malay language skills should include plans for language study in their Fulbright proposals and should study Malay concurrent with their research after arriving.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

Candidates will affiliate with Malaysian universities. Applicants should identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. The Fulbright Commission in Malaysia (MACEE) will assist with facilitating the affiliations for candidates who have been officially awarded grants.

Ineligibility

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

Field of Study Considerations

Applications are accepted in all fields.  Sensitive topics may include certain aspects of environmental management, race relations, and religion, but well-thought-out projects in these fields will be considered. If in doubt about a topic, applicants should contact the Fulbright Commission.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.macee.org.my