4 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length10 Months
There are up to 4 awards for U.S. recent graduates, graduate or PhD students to conduct a 10 month period of research in Cambodia.
Grantees may begin their grants in September 2024 in order to attend an in-country orientation.
Grantees are required to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation organized by ECA and IIE in the summer as well as an in-country orientation upon arrival.
Master’s and Ph.D. 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.
Degree Level of Applicant
Foreign Language Proficiency
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
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
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.
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
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.