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8 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

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.

Grant Period

9 Months

Applicants should propose projects that begin mid-August 2019 or mid-January 2020, so that their arrivals will correspond with the beginning of the academic terms of higher education institutions in the Philippines.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Novice

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

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

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.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

The program does not cover affiliation fees.

Ineligibility

Candidates currently residing in the Philippines (or those who will be living there during the 2018-2019 academic year) will not be considered.

Geographical Restrictions

Proposals to conduct research in Mindanao will not be considered. Applicants should check the http://www.state.gov/ for travel advisories.

Additional Resources

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:

http://www.wowphilippines.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=182&Itemid=154

http://www.state.gov/p/eap/ci/rp/index.htm

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines: ph.usembassy.gov

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.org.ph