Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Short-term Program


The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-term Program provides Vietnamese host institutions the opportunity to request a U.S. teacher for a one-time visit of two to six weeks.  The Fulbright Distinguished teachers will engage in collaborative projects with a teacher training institution; a national, state, or local education ministry; an educational organization such as a research institution, think tank, or other governmental or non-governmental organization; or an elementary or secondary school.  Projects should be implemented between January 2023 and August 2023 (Projects planned for implementation in June, July and August 2023 are particularly recommended.)

Eligible host institutions include:

  • A teacher training institution;
  • A national, state, or local education ministry;
  • An educational organization such as a research institution, think tank, other governmental or non-governmental organization
  • An elementary or secondary school.

The Distinguished teacher will be participating in a variety of activities at the host institutions, including:

  • Leading seminars, workshops or other teacher professional development for educators
  • Conducting need assessments, surveys, institutional or programmatic research
  • Consulting with administrators and/or instructors on faculty development
  • Developing and/or assessing academic curricula or educational materials
  • Advising Ministry of Education or other educational institutions on educational policies and projects or participating in educational consultations
  • Presenting lectures or conference plenary presentations
  • Other education capacity building activities that meet host institution goals.

Eligible disciplines include:

  •  All subjects (primary/elementary level)
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Guidance/School counselor
  • Foreign Language (except for English)
  • History/Social Studies
  • Language Arts
  • Librarian/media specialist
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Science
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Training
  • Technology/Computer science
  • Vocational and Technical Education


The Fulbright Program will fund international travel costs and a daily honorarium for the U.S. teacher.  The Vietnamese host institution will provide the U.S. teacher with arrival and departure support, local accommodations, in-country travel, meals, and assistance with obtaining a visa (including applicable visa fees).

To request a Fulbright Distinguished Short-term teacher, potential host institutions should submit a request form to the Fulbright Program via email vnfulbright@state.gov by February 28, 2022.

For any questions and further information on this program, please contact:

Ms. Vu Thi Diu

Program Assistant
Fulbright Program in Vietnam, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Rose Garden Tower, 170 Ngoc Khanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel: +84-4-3850-5000 (Ext. 6033)
Fax: +84-4-3850-5120
Email: vnfulbright@state.gov