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Fulbright Award for Debate in Taiwan
« on: June 21, 2019, 11:52:12 AM »
See below for information about a new Fulbright award for debaters to go to Taiwan. Let me know if anyone has any questions.

The announcement is available here:

The steps for the application process are available here:


2 Fulbright Debate Coach/Trainer Awards
Accepted Degree Levels

Grant Period
11 Months

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Award Profile
·        Help coach and build up debate programs at Taiwan’s top schools

·        Build up a local debate circuit and run and judge local tournaments

·        Train interested Fulbrighters, including English teaching assistants, students, and scholars, how to coach debate. This would provide an avenue for these Fulbrighter’s community service.

·        Traveling with teams to tournaments

·        Generate and research arguments within a group setting

·        Work with other teachers to further develop the debate program

·        All coach/trainers must remain for the entire teaching semester(s)

·        Organize a debate camp in the summer for interested students

·        A partial housing allowance is provided by the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan)

Grant Period
11 Months

Grants must begin on September 1, 2020 and end on July 31, 2021. Grantees will be in Taiwan in time for the Welcome Meeting (usually the Friday after Labor Day).

Pre-Departure Orientation
No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile
 Applicants’ qualifications include:

·        Experienced debate coaching/teaching in a high performing school preferred, but not required

·        3+ years’ experience in nationally competitive debate; ability to coach public forum, policy, and Lincoln-Douglas debate.

·        Cross-cultural experience is an asset

·        Strong interpersonal skills

·        Two years of teaching experience in debating teams preferred

Applications are welcome in all fields of study, especially in political science, law, international relations, and language arts (including communications, rhetoric, and argumentation). Candidate must be willing and able to work with a high degree of independence.

Accepted Degree Levels


Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Novice

Mandarin is very helpful but not required. A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is strongly encouraged.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

No Letter of Affiliation is required upon application.  The coach/trainers would be institutionally housed at Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (FSE).

·        Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2019-2020 academic year) will not be considered.

·        A candidate who has lived outside the United States for five or more years in the six-year period preceding the date of application will be ineligible.

·        Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship or permanent residents of Taiwan are not eligible.

Independent Study
No research or independent study is required. Debate Coach/Trainer awards are not study/research awards, and instructing takes most of the grantee’s time.

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website