50 Open Study/Research Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant Period10 Months
Candidates should design projects that begin in early September 2021 or early March 2022, so that their arrivals in China will correspond with the beginning of the academic term at the Chinese host institution. Alternative project timelines are acceptable only for PhD candidates or those grantees applying for Critical Language Enhancement Awards. All candidates receiving Critical Language Enhancement Awards to study Mandarin in China will carry out their language studies in an approved program in the summer or fall of 2021, and their Fulbright research terms will begin immediately after the conclusion of their intensive language programs.
All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in the summer of 2021 as a condition of their grants.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Mandarin proficiency is necessary, not only for the development of the proposed project, but also in order to settle in easily and communicate on a daily basis. Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project.
Fulbright Proposal Types
- Candidates currently residing in China, Hong Kong or Macau (or those who will be living there during the 2020-2021 academic year) will not be considered.
- Proposals for intern work at NGOs or other organizations will not be accepted.
- Proposals for enrollment in Chinese graduate degree programs will not be accepted.
Field of Study Restrictions
Business is not recommended. Hard science and technology projects are not recommended except in: environmental science, public health and sustainable development.