- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
- Be an Idaho-based full-time elementary, secondary teacher. Preference will be given to teachers of East Asian languages and social studies. However, any full-time teacher whose curricular project connects with the theme of the program (and with Taiwan) is encouraged to apply. Administrator in public schools and/or librarian are also encouraged to apply.
- Be a full-time university, college or community college faculty member in areas whose projects connect with the theme of the program.
- Have not participated in a Fulbright-Hays program over the past four years.