Call for Applications: The 2021-2022 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

May 5, 2020
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy Mongolia

Call for Applications: PAS-Ulaanbaatar-013/FY2020
The 2021-2022 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program


The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United State of America in Ulaanbaatar is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. The application deadline is 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers one six-to-nine month research grant, and is intended for highly motivated scholars with advanced degrees (Ph.D.), or professional equivalency from higher education institutes, think tanks, and relevant government and non-government organizations who propose to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions in the fields of their specialization. We seek proposals on a wide range of topics in all disciplines with a priority in STEM education and university administration.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a Mongolian citizen, currently living in Mongolia;
  • Hold a doctoral degree or equivalent professional training;
  • Have a minimum of 10 years of full-time work experience; and
  • Hold excellent English language skills (i.e. ACTFL Advanced Low or higher).

Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience in the United States. Extensive U.S. experience could include:

  • Individuals with recent U.S. experience (more than 6 months within the last 5 years); and
  • Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the last seven years.

Individuals with U.S permanent resident status are ineligible.

A prospective applicant must submit an application and required documents at Applicants must read the instructions before completing the application form.

Grant benefits for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program include all related expenses, a stipend, and cost of the grantee’s two-way international travel. The program allows dependent/s to accompany the grantee on J-2 Visa. However, the award do not include an additional allowance for dependents. All expenses for J-2 dependents must be covered by the grantee. Please note that the program stipend is not sufficient to support anyone in addition to the grantee. Applicants must return to Mongolia immediately upon completion of their research assignments. Upon successful completion of the grant, all grantees are required to report to the embassy and submit their research findings in writing.

All U.S. Government scholarship programs adhere to equal opportunity principles. Any individual who fulfills the program criteria is welcome to apply regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, age, and/or political or religious beliefs.

The deadline for submitting the online application and all required documents is 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020. After a review of proposals, short-listed candidates will be called for an interview in late June. All applicants will be notified of their application results via email.

Any inquiries about the program will not be answered via phone. Please direct all inquiries to