2 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length10 Months
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program in Mongolia offers up to two Open Study/Research Awards to students to conduct a 10-month period of research and/or study in Mongolia. These awards are available in any field/discipline.
Candidates should design projects that begin in August or September of 2023.
All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in the U.S. as a condition of their grants.
Applicants should be mature, articulate, and motivated individuals who understand the challenges of the harsh climate and daily challenges of living in a developing country. The most successful applicants are flexible, open-minded, independent, and industrious.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In compliance with the Mongolian government regulations regarding health and assignment in the school system, candidates must include any medical disclosures for the applicable medical conditions listed below in the medical examination forms provided by IIE after being selected as Fulbright finalists. Strict adherence to these regulations is mandatory, and your grant is contingent on the ability to secure a placement in Mongolia. Any attempts to omit or falsify information are immediate grounds for revoking/terminating the grant.
Selectees must disclose the following conditions worsened by stress such as: epilepsy, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc.
Candidates who are recommended for final review may be contacted for a 15-30 minute interview by the embassy via phone or Skype.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Applicants without Mongolian language skills should include plans for language study in their Fulbright projects and must study Mongolian concurrent with their research after arriving in Mongolia. A regional or local language may be needed for a specific project.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Applicants should identify and contact appropriate host universities for their projects and must include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. Research centers and institutes at leading universities frequently offer affiliation to U.S. students in appropriate fields. Applicants are expected to establish the affiliation independently. Upon request, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar can assist with initiating affiliations. Please contact us at email@example.com.
Fulbright open study/research award grantees arrange their housing with the help and recommendation by their host institution. For recommendation on housing listing, contact the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although Mongolians are welcoming towards westerners in general, there have been incidents of crimes against foreigners, especially towards men. These incidents often occur in areas with nightlife and when foreign men are believed to be accompanied by Mongolian women. Western women can be targets for sexual harassment such as cat calling and offensive gestures. Grantees will receive a safety briefing from the embassy’s regional security officer upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Program participants must make mature and sensible choices about personal safety.