About the Program

Through the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program, U.S. colleges and universities collaborate with scholars from Nepal to assist in internationalizing U.S. campuses, curricula and communities.

Fulbright S-I-Rs teach courses or guest lecture on topics in their areas of expertise and provide a cross-cultural or international perspective to promote curricula and program development. Their activities enhance the institution’s international/global studies programs, assist in the development of interdisciplinary program offerings and broaden international cooperation. In addition, Fulbright S-I-Rs are expected to engage in both on-campus and community activities throughout the program’s duration.

U.S. colleges and universities apply through the Institute of International Education (IIE) to host a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for either one semester or an academic year. The Scholar can be in most academic disciplines provided that the courses taught offer an international perspective. Institutions can propose a specific candidate by name, or IIE can work with Fulbright Commissions abroad to recruit a scholar whose background is appropriate for the proposed activities.

For more information, visit www.cies.org/sir

FAQs

1. What is the eligibility for the S-I-R Program?

Any accredited U.S. institution of higher learning is eligible to apply. Institutions with limited on-campus international opportunities and/or serving diverse student populations are encouraged to apply. Only individuals applying on behalf of an accredited U.S. institution may apply.

2. What are the Fulbright S-I-R award benefits?

Grant benefits include: round-trip international air travel, a monthly stipend, an allowance for up to two dependents, and initial settling-in and professional allowances. Host institutions are encouraged, but not required, to provide some in-kind support and/or cost-sharing for the scholar, such as housing, meals, and transportation, to enhance the scholar’s experience.

3. How long is the program duration?

A one semester grant may be no less than three months; a full academic year may be no more than ten months. Grants may begin no earlier than August of the U.S. academic year.

4. I am a Nepali scholar interested in participating as a scholar. How can I apply for the Scholar-in-Residence Program?

The Scholar-in-Residence Program allows for U.S. institutions to apply to host a potential visiting scholar.  Individual scholars may not apply directly.  If you are in contact with a U.S. institution that has expressed interest in hosting a Scholar-in-Residence, encourage them to connect with IIE at sir@iie.org and connect with the Fulbright office.  In addition, please be encouraged to explore opportunities within the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. Find information for Fulbright S-I-R Program named or recruited candidates here.

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence institutional application for the 2022-2023 program can be found here:

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