FY2022-2023 Fulbright Malaysian Professional Exchange Program (Deadline: November 16, 2021)

By July 15, 2018 August 17th, 2021 Fulbright Programs

The Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) invites applications for the Fulbright Malaysian Professional Exchange Program for the 2022/2023 academic year (August to June).

The Professional Exchange Program is a 3 to 6 months program in the United States. The purpose of the grant is to enable mid-career Malaysian professionals in the public or private sectors to broaden their experience through research, lecturing and other professional enrichment programs. These grants are meant for practitioners rather than scholars; administrators, managers of organizations / associations / services, journalist, doctors and lawyers are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must have the followings:

  1. A Malaysian citizen.
  2. A Master’s degree or equivalent professional qualification in the field of the proposed program. For professionals and artists outside academe, recognized professionals standing and substantial professional accomplishment is expected.
  3. A detailed statement of proposed activity for research or lecturing at a U.S. institution.
  4. A minimum of five years working experience in the related field. Hold a managerial position in a government organization or the private sector and demonstrate a potential for higher responsibilities.
  5. Sufficient proficiency in English to carry out project in the United States.
  6. Be willing to share knowledge of Malaysia with social, civic and other groups while in the United States.
  7. Sound physical and mental health.

Applicants should note that the following conditions affecting review and selection of candidates:

  1. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, sex, age and/ or physical impairment.
  2. Preference is given to those without recent experience in the United States.
  3. Applicants should be a representative and a responsible citizen who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture of Malaysia and thereby contribute to understanding between the people of the United States and Malaysia. You should also demonstrate the cross-cultural sensitivity and flexibility needed to adjust successfully to life in the United States.

Applicants are requested to note some of the most frequent application problems:

  1. Lack of an adequate research proposal. This is the single most common weakness of applications and the one that reflects most seriously on the applicant’s prospects for placement. Applicants must have a well-thought-out plan for research that demonstrates knowledge of the field in general, as well as scientific methods for approaching the subject and knowledge of sources of data in the United States.
  2. Selection of a proposed host institution without providing rationale or copies of correspondence or not mentioning any preference for affiliation.
  3. Lack of knowledge of English or of a plan to acquire a working level of English before beginning the grant.
  4. Lack of a curriculum vitae and list of publications.
  5. Proposing visits to numerous institutions.
  6. Proposing a non-academic host institution without including a clear justification with sufficient details.


This program seeks applicants whose writing achieves the highest academic standards of original research, writing, and citation. Application materials will be processed using software to help identify any instance of plagiarism. Plagiarism in any part of your application will result in your disqualification from participating in the program.

Plagiarism will be understood to include any of the following:
Presenting wording, statistics or concepts as your own which should be attributed to someone else or to publications (online or offline). This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Copying the exact wording of a written source
  • Presenting material with alterations in wording
  • Paraphrasing the content of a source without citation

It is expected that your application will be your own work and writing, with a clear citation of secondary sources if describing the academic work and writing of others (including one’s own previously published work). Any sources used in the construction of your responses must be clearly cited.


Click here for online application.

Supplementary documents to be uploaded online:

  1. Letters of invitation from United States institutions
  2. Degree certificates
  3. Sabbatical leave letters
  4. Passport copy
  5. Source of financial support for accompanying dependents.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview in November or early December 2021 and the final announcement of awards will be made in January 2022.

For inquiry, please contact Kalis/ Karen  at 03-2166 8878 Email: Fulbrightmalaysia@macee.org.my