Fulbright Foreign Scholar Program (for researchers)

The U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan announces an open competition for the 2019-2020 William Fulbright Program for Foreign Scholars. This program provides opportunities for outstanding scholars and faculty members from Turkmenistan to conduct non-degree academic research in various universities in the United States. Program length ranges from 3 to 12 months.

Eligible research categories include:

  • American Studies: Interdisciplinary and comparative studies of American literature, arts, history, philosophy, and religion;
  • Economics and Communication: Business, microeconomics and macroeconomics, agriculture, communications, and information sciences;
  • Public Administration: Theory and management of social institutions, such as social welfare, education and health care systems, urban planning, engineering, and architecture;
  • Law: Legislative development, the judiciary, regulatory processes, energy law, property law, independent and government systems;
  • Natural Sciences and Environmental Studies: Mathematics, biology, geology, geography, chemistry, environmental policy making;
  • Liberal Arts Studies: Art, art history, creative writing, dance, film studies, journalism, library science, linguistics, music, and theater;
  • Regional Studies: Regional cooperation and U.S.-Turkmenistan bilateral issues.


Candidates should possess:

  • Doctoral degree or a minimum of 15 years of post-graduate experience in their chosen field of study;
  • Proficiency in English that would enable the candidate to carry out the proposed research in the United States.

Required documents

  • Diploma
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Research plan (as part of the application)

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018

Application Forms

Application forms are available at https://iie.embark.com/apply/visitingscholars

For consultations, please email AshgabatEducation@state.gov, call (+99312) 473503 ext. 231, or contact American Corners in Mary (+993522) 73865, Turkmenabat (+993422) 33771 and Dashoguz (+993322) 29259.