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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered.

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through fulbrightscholars.org.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

Malaysia

5 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Spring Start
Grant Length
10 Months
Award Type
Open Study/Research
Award Profile

Preferred topics: Disaster Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Global Health.

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

Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
Spring Start
Orientation
Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation
Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
9 Months
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
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline

Candidates will affiliate with Malaysian universities. Applicants must 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.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits
Dependents
Dependent financial support is NOT available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
kalis@macee.org.my