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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 PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant 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.


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. 


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 CIES.

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 or Student Program.


2 Fulbright Debate Coach/Trainer Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
September Start
Award Profile
  • Help coach and build up debate programs at Taiwan’s top public and private high schools
  • Build up a local debate circuit and run and judge local tournaments
  • Train interested Fulbrighters, including English Teaching Assistants, students, and scholars, how to coach debate
  • Traveling with teams to tournaments
  • Generate and research arguments within a group setting
  • Work with other teachers to further develop the debate program
  • Organize a debate camp in the summer for interested students
  • All coach/trainers must remain for the entire teaching semester(s)
  • A stipend and partial housing allowance is provided by the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) -- Please visit the Fulbright Taiwan website for more financial information.
Grant Period
September Start

Grants must begin on September 1, 2022 and end on July 31, 2023. Grantees will be in Taiwan in time for the Welcome Meeting (usually the Friday after Labor Day).

In-Country Orientation

The post-arrival orientation will be held the Friday after Labor Day.

Candidate Profile

Applicants’ qualifications should include: 

  • 3+ years’ experience in nationally competitive debate (application should include record of demonstrated achievement in competitive debate)
  • Ability to teach Public Forum and Policy Debate
  • Cross-cultural experience is an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in coaching/teaching in a high performing high school preferred, but not required

Applications are welcome from all fields of study, especially political science, law, international relations, and language arts (including communications, rhetoric, and argumentation). Candidates must be willing and able to work with a high degree of independence.

Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged. 

Critical Language Enhancement Award

The Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) provides an opportunity for Fulbright U.S. Student Program grantees to receive intensive language study in addition to their research/study grants. The award provides tuition reimbursement for grantees to pursue language training in the host countries. Application for CLEA is made in conjunction with the Fulbright U.S. Student application. However, being awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student grant does not guarantee receipt of CLEA since review of each award is conducted separately and is contingent upon several factors. In Taiwan, only degree-seeking students pursuing Master's studies will be eligible for CLEA. For additional information and requirements on the award, please see Critical Language Enhancement Award details.

Acceptable Languages: Mandarin

Prior Language Study: Prior language study is not required.

Dates and Timing: 6 months, beginning with a 4-week period of intensive language training before MA degree program begins followed by concurrent studies during the first semester, up to 6 months total.  CLEA recipients will be expected to arrive by late July to begin intensive language studies at their host university or with private tutoring arranged by the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan).  CLEA languages classes will take place either through the university’s own language center or through an exclusive, close partnership with FSE-approved language tutors. All instructors are well-trained in TECL pedagogy, and they offer all levels of language instruction from beginner to advanced.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: No
No affiliation letter required

No Letter of Affiliation is required upon application.  The coach/trainers would be institutionally housed at Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (FSE) in Taipei.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Housing Arrangements

A stipend and partial housing allowance is provided by the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) -- Please visit the Fulbright Taiwan website for more financial information.

Placement Type

Other Educational/Community Institution

Coach/trainers will be institutionally housed at Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (FSE).


Dual citizens of this country are not eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

  • A candidate who has lived outside the United States for five or more years in the six-year period preceding the date of application will be ineligible.

Special Application Instructions

Applicants must select “English Teaching Assistant Award” in the Award Type field of the application.

Independent Study

No research or independent study is required. Debate Coach/Trainer awards are not study/research awards, and instructing takes most of the grantee’s time.

All Coach/Trainers must remain in Taiwan for the entire academic year.

Dependent support is not available
Placement Locations

Capital City

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website