Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

Open From: January 05, 2023
Until: February 15, 2023
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Fulbright Commission welcomes applications for the AY 2023-24 S-I-R Program from Nepalese Scholars in the field of Computer Science with a specialization in Software Engineering.

Through the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program, U.S. colleges and universities collaborate with scholars from other countries to assist in internationalizing U.S. campucurriculaculum and communities. Fulbright SIRs teach primarily on the undergraduate level in their areas of expertise and provide a cross-cultural or international perspective to promote curriculum and program development. Their activities typically enhance the institution’s international/global studies programs, and interdisciplinary course/program offerings and broaden international cooperation. In addition, Fulbright SIRs are expected to engage in on-campus and community activities in various ways throughout the program’s duration.

The host institution benefits from the expertise provided, and the Scholar attains experience in the U.S. higher education arena. The community, through the institution, provides the Visiting Scholar with opportunities to participate in speaking engagements, community meetings, and other grassroots activities. Through this, the institution can diversify and internationalize the experiences of – and build goodwill among – the community. The SIR Program promotes cultural and intellectual diversity among the institution and the wider community.

Program Summary

The Fulbright Commission welcomes applications for the AY 2023-24 S-I-R Program from Nepalese Scholars in the field of Computer Science with a specialization in Software Engineering.

Scholars teach and provide a cross-cultural or international perspective to promote curriculum and program development. The presence of a scholar in the American institution contributes to enhancing the international studies programs as well as expanding international cooperation. Fulbright SIRs are expected to be active on campus as well as in their communities.

Academic Program

The Scholar will join the faculty and staff of the Department of Computer Science. The Department offers the disciplines of software engineering, robotics, cyber security, and computer information systems.

The SIR will teach two undergraduate courses in the fall: Intro to Computers and Software Engineering I. In the Spring, the SIR will teach two: Intro to Information Security and Software Engineering II. The Scholar will not only bring a cross-border perspective but will offer valuable feedback on ways to enhance the curriculum of the courses taught.

As Faculty Advisor, the Scholar will serve on the Study Abroad Committee as well as work with student members of the International Students Association. The Scholar will also be instrumental in coordinating the annual International Culture Festival.

Grant Benefits

  • International round‐trip air travel for the Scholar and one dependent accompanying the grantee for at least 80% of the grant period
  • A monthly stipend
  • A professional allowance
  • A settling‐in, supplemental, and materials allowance
  • A dependent allowance is payable for dependents accompanying the grantee for at least 80% of the grant period
  • Accident and sickness insurance
  • J-Visa sponsorship for the Scholar and accompanying spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21

In many cases, U.S. host institutions also provide support for the Fulbright SIR in the form of cost‐sharing. The amount and type of cost‐sharing provided by each institution, which is described in the institutional proposal, maybe in the form of a stipend/salary supplement and/or an in‐kind contribution, such as housing, a dining hall meal pass, funds for conference travel, etc.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nepalese citizen
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or in another closely related field
  • Experience teaching a range of Computer Science courses
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and active research within the field is required
  • Sensitivity to academic and cultural diversity
  • English language proficiency
  • Minimal or no prior experience living in the United States

Application and Documents Required

Applicants must complete the online application and submit all necessary documents by the deadline of February 15, 2023. Application link: https://apply.iie.org/sir

When prompted, select Academic year “2023-2024” and “Recruited Scholar-in-Residence”

Documents required for application:

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Course Syllabi
  • Letter of support from home institution/employer on letterhead, signed and stamped
  • 3 recommendations submitted by referees by applithe cation deadline

Additional documents will be requested by the Commission if necessary.