Fulbright Thailand (Thailand‑United States Educational Foundation) announces the 2018 Fulbright U.S-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative. The program is open to university, faculty, foreign ministry or other government officials, and professional staff of the private sector, think tanks, and other NGOs in the ASEAN Member States to travel to the United States for scholarly and professional research for 3-4 months on priority issues to the U.S.-ASEAN relationship and ASEAN. It is anticipated that one qualified applicant from Thailand will be selected, representing one of the 10 ASEAN Member States, by a U.S. – ASEAN selection committee.

The objective of the Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative is to deepen people-to-people engagement and strengthen our educational ties. This marks the fifth year of the Initiative. To date, 40 scholars from all 10 ASEAN Member States have been awarded scholarships to pursue studies focused on a wide range of subjects including teaching English as a second language, maritime security, climate change, health, political security, and wildlife trafficking. The chosen topics should also be of interest and relevance to Thailand and the ASEAN community.

Up to 2 successful candidates from Thailand will be nominated for the 2018 U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Award. It is anticipated that 10 qualified applicants will be selected, preferably representing each of the 10 ASEAN Member States.

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The applicant MUST submit the documentation online by Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.Thailand local time AND mail a set of hard-copy application to TUSEF with a postmark no later than Thursday, October 19, 2017. Any incomplete application will not be considered.

For more information and any other inquiry, please visit the website at www.fulbrightthai.org or contact Sarah at 0-2285-0581-2 Ext. 107.