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Advanced Research & University Lecturing Program

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*Before sending an application, read all the eligibility requirements and required documents before proceeding.

The Fulbright Advanced Research and University Lecturing Program, also called the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, is a scholarship for academics and professionals to implement their research projects at institutions for higher education, non-profit research institutes, and government institutions in the United States. Grantees, in addition to the implementation of the research project, can also teach courses.

Grants are awarded for a period of three (3) to four (4) months for advanced research and a maximum of five (5) months for programs with a university lecturing component. All fields are eligible except medicine, nursing, and any research activities that involve direct clinical contact shall not be supported nor authorized by the program.

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program award will cover international roundtrip airfare, monthly stipend, settling-in allowance, professional development allowance, and health and accident insurance.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Philippine Citizenship and is residing in the Philippines at the time of application and selection process

  • Doctoral Degree or Equivalent Professional Training/Experience

  • Proficiency in English appropriate to the proposed research or lecturing project to be carried out in the United States

  • Must be able to conduct advanced research or university lecturing in the United States that begins no earlier than August 25, 2025, and starts no later than May 31, 2026 

  • Must be in good health to pursue research work in the United States 

  • Applicants must be committed to returning to the Philippines immediately upon completion of the research program


  • Individuals holding dual citizenships, are permanent residents, or currently living in the United States are not eligible to apply 
  • Individuals who are presently in the U.S. for the purpose of studying, teaching, conducting research, and working and or who have received a Fulbright grant within the past five (5) years are ineligible 
  • Those who have been to the U.S. as a J-1 Exchange Visitor in the category of Professor or Research Scholar within the past two (2) years are also ineligible

Preferences will be given to the qualified applicants who have not had recent and substantial experience in the United States. Grants are not for the principal purpose of attending conferences or completing doctoral dissertations. 

Required Documents:

Completed online application at https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2025 

  • Select/Change award to Fulbright Advanced Research and University Lecturing Program in the Award Information section found on the Country Information tab 
  1. Updated Curriculum Vitae/Résumé (maximum of 6 pages) 
  2. Project Proposal - a detailed statement of the proposed activity for research or lecturing at a U.S. institution (3 to 5 pages) 
  3. Writing Samples of no more than 20 pages and a Bibliography (recommended)
  4. Letter of Invitation from the U.S. Host Institution (strongly preferred, but not required) 
  5. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (Forms are found on the online application portal) 
  6. NBI Clearance secured not earlier than six (6) months before the application 
  7. Scanned copy of official or certified true copy of Transcript of Records 
  8. Scanned copy of official or certified true copy of Diploma/s 

All documents must be uploaded to the application portal. While a Letter of Invitation from the U.S. Host Institution is not required, all applicants are encouraged to initiate and contact their prospective host in the U.S. 

For questions, please contact the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the email subject: ATTN: Fulbright Advanced Research and University Lecturing Program 2025 - 2026. 

Application period for the 2024-2025 Fulbright Advanced Research and University Lecturing Program is now OPEN. Deadline of applications is on OCTOBER 15, 2024.