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Monday, 2 January 2017

ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative 2017

| Monday, 2 January 2017

ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative 2017

ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative 2017

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is pleased to announce the FY 2017 competition for the U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative 2017, regionally competed awards for Visiting Scholars that will support research in fields related to ASEAN issues.

The Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative is open to university faculty, foreign ministry and government officials, and professional staff of private sectors, think tanks and other NGOs in ASEAN Member States to travel to the United States for scholarly and professional research for three to four months on issues that are relevant ASEAN and central to the U.S.-ASEAN relationship. Nominations will be accepted from all ASEAN Member States. It is anticipated that 10 qualified applicants will be selected, preferably representing all 10 Members States.

Research Fields:
In FY 2017, Fulbright Visiting Scholars may apply to lecture and conduct research in fields that will support ASEAN initiatives such as supporting regional economic integration, expanding maritime cooperation, promoting opportunities for women, fostering green growth, and addressing transnational challenges (including human trafficking, climate change, sustainable fishing, wildlife trafficking, and countering violent extremism). These fields can include: Education, Environmental Sciences, Financial Market Integration, Food Technology, Information Sciences, Journalism, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Statistics, Trade and Investment, Trade Facilitation, and TEFL & Applied Linguistics. These programs and topics should also be of interest and relevance to the nominating country and Commission.


1. Applicants must be Malaysian citizens and must reside in Malaysia throughout the
nomination and the selection process, and must return to Malaysia upon completion of
their program in the United States.

2. Applicants should be university faculty, foreign ministry and government officials, or
professionals in think tanks and other NGOs whose work focuses on U.S.-ASEAN issues.
Applicants will be expected to have a significant record of scholarly or professional

3. Applicants must be proficient in English. Preference will be given to qualified applicants
who have not had recent and substantial experience in the United States.

4. Good health. Applicants selected for a Fulbright grant are required to submit a Medical
History and Examination Report before their grants can be finalized

Application Procedures: 
Interested applicants should access and complete the online application here. Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 10th 2017

Please note that the interview is tentatively scheduled for mid-January 2017 and only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.

Applications are to be submitted to:
18th Floor Menara Yayasan Tun Razak
200 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-21668878
Fax: 03-21661878

For further inquiry, please e-mail:

For more information on the scholarships and application procedures please visit Malaysian-American Commission On Educational Exchange website at here

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