8 Open Study/Research Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodAugust Start
Applications are particularly sought in the following disciplines: Environmental Sciences, International Relations, Philippine Area Studies, Geography, History, Arts & Humanities, Anthropology/Archaeology, Law, Education, Linguistics, Journalism, Literature, Political Science, Math, Engineering, Sciences, Public/Global Health, Urban & Regional Planning and Agriculture.
Applicants should propose 9 month projects that begin mid-August 2022 or mid-January 2023, so that their arrivals will correspond with the beginning of the academic terms of higher education institutions in the Philippines.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: In some cases, knowledge of Tagalog, Cebuano, or other local languages will be helpful, but is not a requirement for grant eligibility. Applicants without Filipino language skills should include plans for language study in their Fulbright projects and should plan to study the language concurrent with their research after arriving in the Philippines.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Candidates affiliate with Philippine universities and must include affiliation letters in their Fulbright applications. Applicants are encouraged to check the website of the Commission on Higher Education at http://www.ched.gov.ph (or search the web) for information about the Philippine educational system and its universities, and to directly contact professors at prospective host universities. Other factors being equal, priority will be given to applicants with projects outside of metro Manila.
Selected applicants should discuss possible housing options with their proposed Philippine host institutions.
The program does not cover affiliation fees.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
Proposals to conduct research in Mindanao will not be considered. Applicants should check the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines' website for travel advisories.
To get a glimpse of the Filipino culture, arts, education, history and current updates about the Philippines, applicants are encouraged to visit the following websites: