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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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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.

Please visit the Getting Started page for 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. 



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Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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.


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2 Fulbright Debate Coach/Trainer Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
11 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

  • Help coach and build up debate programs at Taiwan’s top 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 --this will provide an avenue for these Fulbrighter’s community service.
  • 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 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

11 Months

Grants must begin on September 1, 2021 and end on July 31, 2022. Grantees will be in Taiwan in time for the Welcome Meeting (usually the Friday after Labor Day).

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

 Applicants’ qualifications should include:

  • Experienced debate coaching/teaching in a high performing school preferred, but not required
  • 3+ years’ experience in nationally competitive debate
  • Ability to teach Public Forum and Policy debate
  • Cross-Cultural experience is an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Applications are welcome in all fields of study, especially in political science, law, international relations, and language arts (including communications, rhetoric, and argumentation). Candidate 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. 

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


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


  • Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2020-2021 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.-Taiwanese citizenship or permanent residents of Taiwan are not eligible.

Special Application Instructions

Applicants must select “Study/Research 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.


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website