2022-2023 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The deadline for AY 2022-2023 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is over.

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Nepali Post-Doctoral Researchers and Senior Artists

The Fulbright Visiting Scholars Program has provided thousands of scholars with the opportunity to develop collaborative research and/or artistic relationships with US scholars or artists; and to enhance scholarly publications and other contributions with research and/or artistic practice conducted in the US and to establish professional contacts in their field and make long-lasting friendships with colleagues in the US.

For post-doctoral researchers, through doing research, guest lecturing, and pursuing other scholarly interests in a completely different environment, scholars return home personally invigorated and professionally stimulated. For senior artists, the grant is an opportunity to expand professional and artistic networks, or to gain skills and expertise in a particular aspect of artistic practice and to share with American colleagues and communities the rich and diverse cultural and artistic heritage and contemporary practice of art in Nepal.

Women, minorities, people with disabilities, or otherwise disadvantaged candidates and individuals with limited prior international exposure are encouraged to apply.

This is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the scholar division of Institute of International Education (IIE), in collaboration with the Nepal Fulbright Commission.

The Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship

The Nepal Commission welcomes applications for The Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for Fulbright visiting scholars to connect with National Archives and Record Administration scientists and experts while conducting research at the National Archives and Record Administration’s state-of-the-art Heritage Science Research and Testing Lab in College Park, Maryland. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Archives and Records Administration. The award was established to support archival science education, conservation, and research. For details on The Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship, please visit https://cies.org/fulbrightnationalarchives. The application deadline for this Fellowship is October 15, 2021.

Interested applicants should attend the Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship Webinar on Thursday, September 16 at 08:45 PM NPTRegister here.

Depending on the availability of funding, the Nepal Fulbright Commission will provide a grant to one Nepali scholar or artist to conduct post-doctoral research at a US university or to undertake an artistic project at a US university, museum or cultural institution. The Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellow will work in the Heritage Science Research and Testing Laboratory of the National Archives and Record Administration, a state of the art facility focused on scientific research to assist in the conservation, preservation, and ongoing public accessibility of cultural and historic artifacts, records, and documents.

Grants are not for the principal purpose of
  • attending conferences
  • completing doctoral dissertations
  • travel and consultation at multiple institutions, or
  • clinical medical research involving patient contact*

*Note to medical doctors: The US Department of State has designated the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) as the sole agency authorized to sponsor alien physicians for internship, residency and specialized clinical training in the US. Fulbright grantees cannot simultaneously be sponsored by ECFMG; therefore, proposals for medical research involving clinical training, patient care or patient contact cannot be approved under the Fulbright Program.