Fulbright Malaysia Program

Fulbright Malaysia Program

Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program

  • Award Duration
    3 - 4 months
  • Announcement Of Application
    Open - 26 September, 2023 Close - 14 November, 2023

The Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program is a grant program that enables university faculty, government officials, and professionals from ASEAN member states to conduct scholarly and professional research in the United States on topics of mutual interest to the United States and ASEAN.

The objective of the program is to deepen people-to-people engagement and strengthen ties between Malaysia, the U.S. and, the 10 member nations of ASEAN.

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To be eligible to apply for the program, you must:


  1. Be a citizen of Malaysia.
  2. Be a university faculty member, government official, or professional with at least five years of experience in your field.
  3. Have a strong research proposal that addresses a topic of mutual interest to the United States and ASEAN.
  4. Have a significant record of scholarly or professional accomplishment
  5. Eligible subjects include (but are not limited to) education, environmental science, financial market integration, food technology, information sciences, journalism, law, political science, public administration, public/global health, social work, sociology, statistics, trade and investment, trade facilitation, and applied linguistics.
  6. Must be proficient in English.
Award Benefit

The award offers several benefits to participants, including:


  1. The chance to engage in research activities at a prestigious U.S. university.
  2. The opportunity to establish valuable connections with scholars and professionals from the United States.
  3. The platform to showcase your research to a broader audience, increasing its impact and visibility.
  4. Financial support in the form of a monthly stipend, professional, in-transit and settling-in allowance. and international travel.
  5. Health and Accident Insurance (ASPE) for Scholar only.
Application Requirement

The application requirements for the program include:


  1. A completed application form. 
  2. A personal statement.
  3. Three letters of recommendation. 
  4. A research proposal.
  5. Official transcripts from all universities attended. 
  6. A copy of your passport.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the duration of the program?

  • The program typically lasts between three to four months.

Is the program fully funded?

  • Yes, the program provides funding for international travel, professional, in-transit and settling-in allowance, ASPE insurance, and a monthly stipend.

Can I choose my host institution in the U.S.?

  • Yes, you can choose your host institution and provide an invitation letter at the time of application.

Do I need to have an offer letter from the institution when applying for the scholar program?

  • Yes, it is strongly recommended to have a letter of invitation from the host institution indicating the duration of the program.

What information is required in the letter of support from my home institution?

  • The letter should indicate your eligibility for a sabbatical leave, the duration of the leave, and whether you are eligible for a paid leave.