Call for Applications: The 2022-2023 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

August 2, 2021
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy Mongolia 

Call for Applications: PAS-Ulaanbaatar-019/FY2021
The 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.  The application deadline is 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021.   

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers one six to nine months 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 medium to high). 

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  A complete application must include: 

  1. A letter of invitation or email from a U.S. institution
  2. An employer letter confirming your employment in Mongolia 
  3. Three (3) letters of reference 
  4. Curriculum Vitae (resume) 

Instructions for completing the application can be found here.  Do note that Fulbright programs vary in each implementing country, for Fulbright Mongolia Program specific requirements please refer to this program announcement.  

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 or teaching 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, September 27, 2021.  After a review of proposals, short-listed candidates will be called for an interview in October 2021.  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