The Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program, launched in 2012, is a significant grant initiative that facilitates university faculty, government officials, and professionals from ASEAN member states to conduct scholarly and professional research in the United States. The program’s primary objective is to deepen people-to-people engagement and strengthen ties between the U.S., Malaysia, and the 10 ASEAN nations, thereby fostering mutual understanding and cooperation.
Over the past decade, the program has made a substantial impact, awarding scholarships to more than 94 scholars from all ASEAN states. These scholars have been given the opportunity to conduct 3-4 month research at U.S. universities on a wide array of subjects, including but not limited to maritime security, climate change, health, finance, political security, wildlife trafficking, and teaching English as a second language.
The program is open to a broad range of professionals whose work focuses on U.S.–ASEAN issues. Applicants are expected to have a significant record of scholarly or professional accomplishment, be proficient in English, and be citizens of one of the ten ASEAN Member States. Preference is given to those who have not had recent and substantial experience in the U.S.
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