4 Open Study/Research Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodFall Start
There are up to 4 awards for U.S. graduate or PhD students to conduct a 10 month period of research in Cambodia.
Grantees may begin their grants in September 2022 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.
Accepted Degree Levels
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
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.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
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.
Special Application Information
Semi-Finalist candidates who are recommended for final review by the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh may be contacted for interviews via Skype or phone.