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I am a Chinese national and I want to apply for the Fulbright program to go to the U.S.

Each year we have 20 slots for Chinese Phd candidates nominated by one of the 126 Ministry of Education of China pre-approved Fulbright participating Chinese Universities to conduct dissertation research in the United States for one academic year; 40 slots for established scholars with teaching experience and specialist background in the field of American Studies to undertake advanced research for one academic year in the United States; 40 slots for English teachers to teach Chinese to American students for one academic year in the United States. 

Chinese Visiting Research Scholars Program 

The Fulbright Chinese Visiting Research Scholar  (VRS) Program provides opportunities for established scholars with teaching experience and specialist background in the field of American Studies nominated by Chinese Universities to independently undertake advanced research at U.S. universities in the fields of American studies, learn more about the country, its people and culture through direct interaction with Americans. Up to 40 awards are offered every year. Candidates must be Chinese citizens who are resident in China, between the ages of 35 to 50 and are teaching as an Associate Professor and higher at the time of application. 

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) coordinates the initial recruitment and application process for this program.  The Fulbright Program Office at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing provides pre-application advising to individual candidates, as well as services related to selection interviews, placement, and pre-departure logistics.        

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Chinese Ph.D. Dissertation Research Program

The Fulbright Chinese Ph.D. Dissertation Research Program provides candidates nominated by the 126 Chinese universities  with an opportunity to conduct dissertation research in the U.S. for one academic year in the field of American Studies, broadly defined.  Up to 20 awards are offered each year.  Candidates must be Chinese citizens who are resident in China, under age 35 and enrolled in a Ph.D program at one of the 126 Chinese institutionsat the time of application.

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) coordinates the initial recruitment and application process for this program.  IIE Beijing provides pre-application advising to individual candidates, as well as services related to selection interviews, placement, and pre-departure logistics.

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Chinese Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA) Program

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program seeks to strengthen foreign language instruction at U.S. educational institutions. The program also gives young, international teachers of English a chance to refine their teaching skills, increase their English proficiency and extend their knowledge of the culture and customs of the United States while engaging in non-degree studies. FLTAs are placed primarily at universities and colleges in the United States for an academic year to teach their native language/culture for up to 20 hours per week while taking two courses per semester. The program is designed to have native language and cultural informants who are close in age to undergraduate students. 

Up to 40 FLTAs are selected from China each year.  Candidates must be Chinese citizens between the ages of 21 and 32 at the time of application who are physically resident in China and teach English at one of the over 1000 Chinese universities and colleges or the selected public secondary schools approved by the Ministry of Education of China. 

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) coordinates the initial recruitment and application process for this program.  IIE Beijing provides pre-application advising to individual candidates, as well as services related to selection interviews, placements, and pre-departure logistics.

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Chinese Visiting Research Scholars Program

The Fulbright program is a fabulous program. It offered me an opportunity to meet and interact with established scholars from a variety of research expertise with different cultural backgrounds.  So it is a great honor to be a Fulbright scholar.”

 - Li Cuijun – 2008-2009 VRS Alumna, Harvard, Inner Mongolia University

The Fulbright Chinese Visiting Research Scholar Program targets those university faculties who are teaching social sciences and humanities as associate professors or above.  

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Chinese Ph.D. Dissertation Research Program

I was deeply impressed by the core value of education of the universities in the US, i.e. it is more important to gain something from learning than achieving something in the end. Sponsored by the Fulbright Program, I did visiting scholar at Duke Law School during academic year 2008-2009.”

 - Fan Mingchao – 2008-2009 PhD Alum, Duke Law School, Shanghai  University of Politics and Law

The Fulbright Chinese Ph.D. Dissertation Research Program targets those Ph. D. Candidates who are studying subjects in social sciences and humanities in Chinese universities.

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Chinese Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA) Program

When the FLTA program was recruiting young teachers from China for the first time in 2005, I jumped at the opportunity… While in the US, I taught Chinese, screened Chinese movies, cooked Chinese food, and celebrated traditional Chinese festivals. I visited schools, city councils, ranches, courts and churches to learn about American institutions and share intellectual, cultural, culinary, musical, and other traditions from China… Thanks to the Fulbright FLTA program, I have gained a deeper understanding on the US and my own country.”

 - Zhai Zheng - 2005-2006 FLTA based in Carroll College, MT, Beijing Foreign Studies University

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program targets those young English teachers in Chinese universities.

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