Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers awards for teaching, research, or a combination of both in over 125 countries for the 2016-2017 academic year. Opportunities are open and available for college and university faculty, as well as professionals, artists, journalists, independent scholars and others. Learn more about the wide range of available opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards, some of which have been highlighted below.

Taiwan Studies Project

  • Due: The end of September
  • Submit application to info@tw.org or mail a physical copy to 3731 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 770, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Global Health Career Development Fellowship

This opportunity is open to junior faculty, senior professional students, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced doctoral sudents.

  • Due: November 2

Mexico Opportunities

AMEXCID: 2015 Mexican Government Excellence Scholarship Program for Foreign Students

The program provides support for different occasions such as visiting professors, high-level conferences, artist residencies, media residencies, and improving the quality of Mexican secondary and higher education institutions. Funding varies according to category.

  • Due: April 10 - August 14
  • Documents must be submitted in Spanish

Fulbright Mexico: Binational Internship Program

Created in 1996, the program is meant to promote mutual understanding between the business communities in Mexico and the U.S. During the grant period, the student will participate in an internship at a multinational company located in Mexico while taking classes at one of two of Mexico's private universities, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) or Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITSEM).

  • Due: October 14

NSF PIRE: Partnerships for International Research and Education

The goal of PIRE is to support projects that advance research and education that need international collaboration. Additional funding may be available for U.S. PIs or foreign collaborators depending on research topic and partner location.

  • Preliminary proposals due October 21, applicants notified by March 1st for full proposals
  • Full proposals are due May 15
  • No more than ONE preliminary proposal per institution

Tinker Foundation Institutional Grants

The program's goal is to create effective policy changes to help improve the lives of Latin Americans. Proposals need to address one of the following areas of interest: 1) Democratic Governance; 2) Education; 3) Sustainable Resource Management; 4) U.S. Policy toward Latin America; 5) Antarctica Science and Policy.

  • Full applications due March 1 and September 15; letters of inquiry should be sent well before deadlines


The progam offers several grants in order to support binational and Latino research, as well as collaborative academic programs and exchanges. The main focus is to offer contributions to improving binational scholarly understanding, as well as to society in both Mexico and the U.S.

  • Most applications due September 14 and March
  • Other deadlines to be posted subsequently

Wildlife Without Borders - Mexico

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) are soliciting projects that adress Mexico's capacity for building biodiversity conservation. Areas of interest include training in natural resource conservation and management for Mexican government personnel, resource owners and direct users, local communities, and society stakeholder groups such as teachers, journalists, tourists and others.

  • Due: October 1

Japan Opportunities

American Association of Teachers of Japanese: Bridging Scholarships

This is an opportunity for American undergraduate students who are participating in study abroad programs in Japan.

  • Due: October 8 for Spring 2016

American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship to Japan

The fellowship is meant to encourage international exchange of surgical scientific information. The fellow will visit Japan, and a Japanese Traveling Fellow will visit North America. The Fellow must spend two weeks in Japan to attend and participate in the annual meeting of the Japan Surgical Society to be held in Yokohama, Japan, to attend the Japan ACS Chapter meeting and to visit at least two additional medical centers in order to lecture and share clinical and scientific expertise with local surgeons.

Asian Cultural Council

The ACC funds arts, educational, and cultural organizations for projects important to the fostering of cultural dialogue between Asia and the U.S. or to those projects devoted to regional exchange among the countries of Asia. Individual and organizational grants are available.

  • Due: November 2
  • Only ONE proposal per organization

Association for Asian Studies, Northeast Asia Council (NEAC)

In conjunction with the Japan-United States Friendship Commision, the NEAC supports various grant programs in Japanese studies to facilitate the research of individuals scholars, to improve the quality of teaching about Japan, and to integrate the study of Japan into major academic disciplines. For "Seminars on Teaching About Japan," projects should be designed to promote public and scholarly knowledge about Japan, including seminars and workshops to improve Japanese language teaching and pedagogy.

  • Fall/Winter Due: October 1
  • Spring/Summer Due: February 1

Council on Foreign Relations: International Affairs Fellowship in Japan

The Fellowship wants to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between generations of leaders in the U.S. and Japan. The program provides a group of applicants the opportunity to expand their professional horizons through research or another professional activity in Japan. The opportunity is open to mid-career professionals with a commitment to a career in foreign policy and an interest in U.S.-Japan relations.

  • Due: July 1 - October 31 annually

International Research Center for Japanese Studies: Visiting Research Scholars

The Center is part of the National Institutes for the Humanities, which promotes comprehensive, international, and interdisciplinary research on Japanese culture and works to foster cooperation among researchers in Japanese studies.

  • Due: October 31

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

The program is meant for Japanese researchers to invite their overseas colleagues to Japan to participate in cooperative work and other academic activities. Researchers of all countries who have diplomatic relations with Japan are eligable, and applications are submitted by the inviting researchers who wish to host overseas researchers in Japan. There are three invitation fellowships: Long-term, Short-term, and Short-term S.

  • First deadline: September 4
  • Second Deadline (Short-term and Short-term S only): May 6

National Endowment for the Humanities: Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan

These awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations and specifically U.S.-Japan relations. Research should put these subjects in wider regional and global contexts, and should contribute to scholarly knowledge or general public's understanding of issues that concern Japan and the United States.

  • Due: April 28

National Institutes of Health: Administrative Supplements for the U.S.-Japan Brain Research Cooperative Program (BRCP)

The program will provide funds for research projects that are currently supported by participating National Institutes of Health Institutes and Centers. It is meant to promote scientist exchange, training, and collaborations in basic, translational and clinical research between neuroscientists from both countries.

  • Due: Spetember 2, 2015 or September 2, 2016

Organization of American Histories: Japan Residencies Program

In conjunction with the Japanese Association for American Studies, the Organization of American Historians will send two American scholars to Japanese universities for residencies that last for two weeks in the summer of 2016. During the residencies, the histories will give at least six lectures and/or seminars in English. They will meet with Japanese scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students studying American history and culture.

  • Due: October 1

U.S.-Japan International Education Administrator Program

The award is for participation in a two-week group seminar meant to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with Japan's higher education system, society, and culture. Applicants must be international education administrators or senior-level university administrators with substantial responsibility for enhancing international dimension of their institutions.

  • Due: November 2

United States-Japan Foundation: U.S.-Japan Policy Studies

They support U.S.-Japan policy-related studies, initiatives, and exchanges that address issues that are of significant mutual concern to both countries. They respond to policy-relevant needs as identified by experts and practitioners in the policy sutdies field and is open to innovative projects.