Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

10384-NP

All Disciplines (Research)

Nepal
South and Central Asia

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Conduct research in area of interest. Some host institutions may desire the Scholar to conduct seminars and/or workshops, or to consult on curriculum and faculty development.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Six months; Flex grants: 4-5 months
Grant Dates

Grants may begin any time after July/August 2020. Grants must be completed by September 30, 2021. Flex grants must be completed by September 30, 2022.

Locations

Any appropriate institution

Flex Option
Yes
Flex Description

The Flex Award is designed for Scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over short segments, preferably during the fall and/or spring semesters. Interested applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.

Flex grant parameters:

• Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is five months;

• Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is four months;

• Applicants may propose only one, one-month segment;

• Grant segments may be spread over two consecutive years with a maximum of one segment per academic year; and

• Flex awards are offered for research grants.

For more information, please see the Fulbright Flex Award webpage.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines
Special Features

South and Central Asia Fulbright Regional Travel Grant

During their grant period, Fulbright Scholars in the South and Central Asia (SCA) region may apply for a regional travel grant to engage in a variety of activities at institutions in eligible SCA countries (India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Republic of the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).  Activities that U.S. Scholars may engage in include: faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, conferences, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, or some combination thereof. Scholars in the arts may be invited to give master classes or recitals, participate in exhibitions or workshops, or consult with cultural institutions. Activities may not include research. This grant will cover travel to and from the destination and lodging may be offered by the hosting institution. It is not necessary to suggest activities nor identify a host for the purpose of the Fulbright application, but Scholars may wish to do so pending selection. Scholars may only apply for this grant once in country on their Fulbright grant. As funds are limited, Scholars are limited to one such travel grant.

South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference

With funding provided by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (the Fulbright Commission in India) invites eligible Fulbright Scholars in the South and Central Asia region to attend the annual South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference in India in 2020 (usually held in February or March). The conference is an opportunity for current Fulbright U.S. Scholars who are on their Fulbright grants in the SCA region at the time of the conference to gather to discuss each other’s work and educational exchange issues and to invite suggestions for the future development and enhancement of the Fulbright Program. Financial assistance to attend the conference is provided as an additional Fulbright grant benefit.

Number of Grants
Approximately one
Activity
Research
Category
Open to all levels of scholars, except early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Closed
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753

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