To enhance Taiwan-US exchanges through the arts, the Ministry of Culture partnered with Fulbright Taiwan in 2018 to begin offering Fulbright grants for non-academic professionals in four areas — arts administration, policy research and development, international marketing (in art and culture), and copyright policy studies (in art and culture). An open call for 2020-2021 grants has been launched on April 9 and applications will be accepted through Oct. 31.
Also known as The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange, Fulbright Taiwan administers the Fulbright educational exchange program outside the US. Over the past 60 years, the foundation has financed over 1,600 Taiwan Fulbright grantees to the US and more than 1,600 US Fulbright grantees to Taiwan.
Former grantees include prominent figures such as Lin Hwai-min (林懷民) of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre (雲門舞集), Lin Hsiu-wei (林秀偉) of Tai Gu Tales Dance Theatre (太古踏舞團), Wu Hsing-kuo (吳興國) of Contemporary Legend Theatre (當代傳奇劇場), Ju Tzong-ching (朱宗慶) of Ju Percussion Group (朱宗慶打擊樂團), former Council for Cultural Affairs Director Shen Xue-yong (申學庸), and Dr. Wu Jing-jyi (吳靜吉) of Lanlin Theatre Troupe (蘭陵劇坊), for whom the Fulbright-Wu Jing-Jyi Arts & Culture Fellowships are named after.
For the "Ministry of Culture" category of Non-Academic Professionals Fulbright Grants, the Ministry will offer stipends for living expenses, material costs, and airfare, while Fulbright Taiwan will screen and select candidates and assist with visa and itinerary arrangements. The current open call seeks proposals that will take place between August 2020 and August 2021.
Please visit www.fulbright.org.tw or contact Ms. Lin at 02-2388-2100 ext. #112 for more information.