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Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Award 2022-2023
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October 8, 2021

The Program further aims to make the benefits of American culture and technology available to the world and to enrich American life by exposing it to the science and art of many societies.

 -Senator Fulbright

Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Award 2022-2023

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Fulbright Visiting Research Award 2022-2023. The grant is for non-degree, post-doctoral research for Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident university faculty, think tank researchers, and professionals conducting non-degree or post-doctoral research to enhance academic and professional expertise in the United States in collaboration with American academics and/or field experts. The Fulbright award allows recipients to pursue a particular field of study and develop leadership that promotes better understanding between the United States and Singapore. Research will be conducted between September 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023 for a duration of 3-4 months. The award will cover round trip international airfare on an American carrier, settling in and living expenses, and a book or resource allowance.

About Fulbright

Established in 1946, Fulbright is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government. The purpose of the Fulbright Program is “To increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal in mind, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants with the opportunity to exchange ideas, experience cultures and observe each other’s political and economic institutions. Singapore’s first Fulbrighters traveled to the U.S. in 1956. Since then, over 500 Singaporean Fulbrighters have studied, researched and experienced life in the U.S.

Preferred Fields of Research

Priority will be given to research in the social sciences and humanities as they relate to the United States and Singapore and the broader global society.  Within the natural and applied sciences, only policy-oriented proposals or those with inter-disciplinary overlaps and implications related to sections 2 and 3 below would be considered.

The United States – Study of U.S. society and culture through such fields as history, government, international relations, economics, law, business, literature, intellectual history, sociology, religious pluralism, and cultural anthropology.

Challenges of Contemporary Society – Comparative studies of contemporary civil society and social issues in Singapore and the United States. Subjects of particular interest include risk or crisis management issues, the impact of rapid technological development, (including challenges from the new media), finite resources, energy supply and environmental issues, transformation in educational systems, urbanization, gerontology and the family.

Transnational Issues of Global Society – Study related to transnational issues. Subjects of particular interest include health policy, international trade, labor and mobility, migration, environmental policy, energy and demography or human geography.

Eligibility

  • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident.
  • Preference given to full-time lecturers, assistant professors, associate professors, or full professors with at least five years professional experience at Singapore universities or other institutions of higher education. Grantees are expected to continue to teach in Singapore upon their completion of the program.
  • Individuals from non-profit organizations, especially in the areas of social services, with doctoral degrees or equivalent professional training or experience, are eligible to apply.
  • Preference given to applicants who have not had recent extensive experience in the United States, that is, more than a six-month continuous sojourn within the last five years.
  • Applicants selected for a Fulbright award are required to submit a Medical History & Examination Report before their grants can be finalized.

Competition Schedule

October 8, 2021 Competition opens.
November 26, 2021 Deadline for submission of online Fulbright application forms.
December 13-17, 2021 Interviews for shortlisted candidates with U.S. Embassy Singapore Review & Selection Committee.
January 15, 2022 Notification of candidacy by U.S. Embassy Singapore. Finalists’ details are submitted to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) for final review.
April-May 2022 FFSB selections finalized. Congratulatory letters sent.
June 1, 2022 Confirmation of host institution affiliation.
Mid-August 2022 Fulbright pre-departure orientations.
September 1, 2022-May 31, 2023 Selected Fulbright Scholar conducts research in the U.S. for about 3-4 months.

 

Application Procedure

Explore affiliations with U.S. institutions, universities, think tanks, and research institutes before submitting the online application.  Letters of invitation will enable program organizers to make an informed decision about the applicant and the proposed research.

Access the online application beginning October 8, 2021 at: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2022 

NOTE: Clearly indicate in the application portal and your project title that you are applying for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award.

Application Materials:

  • Application
  • Project statement (3-5 pages maximum)
  • Bibliography
  • Curriculum vitae (up to 6 pages)
  • Letter of invitation (strongly preferred but not required)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Passport scan

For further details about the Fulbright competition, please contact:

Fulbright Program Singapore
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy Singapore
27 Napier Road
Singapore 258508
Email: Singaporefulbright@state.gov