4 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length10 Months
Up to 4 grants are available for students who would like to conduct independent research and/or to study in all fields in Taiwan during academic year 2024-2025. Please see "Candidate Profile" for a description of the award categories.
During the 10-month grant period, grantees can broaden their professional, scientific, and artistic skills.
The grant period is 10 months. Grants must begin in September 2024 and end in June 2025. Grantees should arrive in Taiwan in time for the Welcome Meeting (usually the Friday after Labor Day).
The post-arrival orientation will be held usually the Friday after Labor Day.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program.
Creative and Performing Arts Applications:
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 or creative arts. Candidate must be willing and able to work with a high degree of independence.
Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living there during the 2023-2024 academic year) will not be considered.
A candidate who has lived outside the United States for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application will be ineligible.
Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwan citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible.
Applicants with completed doctorates at the time of the start of the award are not eligible.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is strongly encouraged, but not required if the project does not need it. Conducting dissertation research in Traditional Chinese Studies will require advanced language skills.
Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Applicants must identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications.
Appropriate institutions include nonprofit institutions of higher education and research, authenticated colleges, authenticated universities, libraries, archives, museums, art centers, hospitals, public television, radio stations, government agencies, national laboratories, privately sponsored nonprofit institutes, nonprofit organizations, government charted nonprofit research organizations, and foundations.
Please be mindful July and August are the traditional summer vacation months in Taiwan and responses to inquiries about the invitation letters may be delayed. Applicants are advised to contact Taiwanese host institutions well ahead of time to solicit an affiliation letter for their application.
The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) provides a monthly stipend for housing, food, and daily needs. Please visit the Fulbright Taiwan website for more financial information.
The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) will book the grantees in a hotel for first four nights close to the office and provide appropriate real estate listing and provide the rental housing-related information.
Grantees are offered a one-time-only settling-in allowance and a monthly partial housing allowance during their grant period.
To be eligible for the increased maintenance allowance for dependents, dependents must reside in Taiwan for at least 80% of the grant period. The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) will also assist the grantees’ dependents in facilitating their Visa and Alien Resident Certificate applications.
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Additional Online Resources
Academia Sinica: https://www.sinica.edu.tw/en
National Palace Museum: http://www.npm.gov.tw/en/
National Central Library: https://enwww.ncl.edu.tw
National Health Research Institutes: http://english.nhri.org.tw/NHRI_WEB/nhriw001Action.do
Public Television Service Foundation: http://eng.pts.org.tw
Learn Chinese in Taiwan : https://ogme.edu.tw/Home/tw
National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium: https://www.nmmba.gov.tw/En/
Education in Taiwan: https://english.moe.gov.tw/mp-1.html