Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. International travel costs and a stipend are funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host institutions cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services.
Project activities focus on strengthening and supporting the development needs of host institutions abroad and do not fund personal or clinical medical research and related projects involving patient contact. Eligible activities include short-term lecturing, conducting seminars, teacher training, special conferences or workshops, as well as collaborating on curriculum planning, institutional and/or faculty development.
Eligible institutions wanting to host a Fulbright Specialist should submit project applications through the Fulbright Commission. Projects must be reviewed and approved by the Commission and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The Fulbright Specialist Award competition announcement is generally made in November in Nepal. The competition, however, will commence a little later than normal in 2016.