South and Central Asia
South and Central Asia is a dynamic, rich, and diverse region balancing a respect for traditions with increasing engagement in an interconnected world. It is a region which ranges from the vast steppes and rugged mountains of Central Asia to the deserts and tropics of South Asia.
Central Asia provides Fulbright Scholars with multiple country locations in which grant activities can be conducted: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Here, in the heart of Asia, Fulbrighters are able to experience the development of emerging sectors including education and information sciences, among others. All disciplines will be considered for awards in Central Asia, which will provide vast opportunities for individuals in an array of fields. Awards are open to professionals and non-Ph.D. holders. As there are a limited number of U.S. scholars in Central Asia, motivated scholars have an opportunity to make a significant impact in these newly emerging countries.
Opportunities abound in South Asia for Fulbright activities. The region features an assortment of countries that will provide the setting for a broad range of projects. India offers more Fulbright U.S. Scholar program opportunities than any other country in the world, with more than 80 Fulbright-Nehru grants for U.S. scholars and professionals. Rounding out this diverse region are opportunities in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Awards in the South and Central Asia region support a variety of grant activities including teaching, research, and a combination of the two. The range of grant activities allow for a customizable experience.
The region endorses applications in all disciplines. Some awards highlight specific disciplines such as - agricultural sciences, American studies, business administration, economics, education, energy, international relations, journalism, management and leadership development, media and communications, sustainable development and climate change, among others.
Bangladesh: Fulbright Fogarty Fulbright-Fogarty U.S. scholar grants promote post-doctoral research in public health in resource-limited settings. Applicants will be placed at sites affiliated with the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
India: Post-Doctoral Fellow (All Disciplines) The award is open to academics in all disciplines who have received their Ph.D. in the last five years.
Regional Research Program
The Fulbright South and Central Asia Regional Research Program offers two different opportunities for scholars to conduct research in their area of specialization:
- Regional Research award supports research in two or three countries, over a single grant period during the 2014-15 academic year.
- Flex supports proposals for research in a single country but spread over two or three years, starting in 2014-15.
Applicants may incorporate other activities as time permits, such as conducting guest lectures and engaging in curriculum development.
South and Central Asia Fulbright Mid-Year Conference
With funding provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (the Fulbright Commission in India) invites eligible Fulbright Scholars in the South and Central Asia region to attend the annual South and Central Asia Fulbright Mid-Year Conference in India in 2015 (usually held in February or March). The conference is an opportunity for current U.S. Fulbright Scholars who are on their Fulbright grants in the SCA region at the time of the conference to gather to discuss each other’s work and educational exchange issues, and invite suggestions for the future development and enhancement of the Fulbright Program. Financial assistance to attend the conference is provided as an additional Fulbright grant benefit.
Core Program Contacts
Catherine Johnston Matto
Assistant Director, East Asia-Pacific/South Central Asia
202-686-4020 | email@example.com