Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2019-2020

The State Department of the United States of America and the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek are pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar program awards grants to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions for a period up to one academic year. Applications will be accepted in the following research fields:

  • American Studies
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Economics
  • Business Administration Library
  • Political Science
  • Education
  • Law
  • Religious Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Public Administration
  • History
  • Library Science/Computer Science
  • Sociology and Social Work
  • Environmental Science
  • English as Second Language
  • Management in Agriculture
  • Art Management


To participate in the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, the applicant must:

  • be a citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • teach at least one course at a university (a certificate from university to be uploaded along with application)
  • hold a Ph.D. in humanities or sciences (Kandidat Nauk or Doctor Nauk degree)
  • be proficient in written and spoken English
  • be able to demonstrate professional aptitude and leadership potential in their field of specialization
  • be able to begin research in the United States in autumn 2019
  • be eligible to receive and maintain a U.S. visa.


Previous U.S. experience:

Strong preference will be given to applicants who do not have recent and/or extensive experience in the U.S.

How to Apply:

On-line Application should be submitted through the Embark online system at: https://iie.embark.com/apply/visitingscholars


Deadline for submitting application forms is October 20, 2018.

For more information about the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, please contact Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy:

Phone: +996 312 597 000

E-mail: USKGCulturalAffairs@state.gov