Fulbright Specialist Program for Nepali Institutions

Open From: June 28, 2021
Until: August 31, 2021
This scholarship/grant is closed.
Fulbright Specialist Program for Nepali Institutions


Deadline: August 31, 2021

The Nepal Fulbright Commission announces applications open for the 2021-2022 Fulbright Specialist Program to support Nepali institutions through grants to bring U.S. Specialists in selected disciplines to Nepal for two to six weeks anytime between April 2022 and September 30, 2022. Depending on the availability of funding, the Commission will provide up to 5 grants to Nepali institutions.

 The FSP program encourages host institutions to tailor projects to their own needs. However, all projects should have an education or training focus.Due to the short-term nature of the exchange, projects should have concrete objectives that can be achieved over the course of the Specialist’s visit.  The ideal project, however, will foster long-term collaboration.  Past Specialists have supported host institutions by conducting activities such as: 

  • trainings and professional development
  • short-term lecturing
  • seminars
  • teacher training
  • special conferences or workshops
  • collaborating on curriculum planning, institutional and/or faculty development

Note: Personal or clinical research is not funded by the Fulbright Specialist program.

Program Parameters
  1. All exchanges must range from 14 to 42 days in length, including weekends, holidays and travel days.
  2. Approved projects should be completed between April 2022 and September 30, 2022. The project start date is the date the specialist departs the U.S.
  3. Projects are restricted to Nepal.
  4. Each project is limited to only one Fulbright Specialist grantee. 
Eligible Host Institutions

Institutions that may be eligible to request a Fulbright Specialist include, but are not limited to: 

  1. Institutions of Higher Education
  2. Government Institutions (ministries or agencies, courts, parliamentary or congressional bodies)
  3. Cultural Institutions (conservatories, museums, etc.)
  4. Non-Governmental Organizations including issue-centered institutions and think tanks, and
  5. Medical Institutions (public health organizations, teaching hospitals, etc.) 
Eligible Disciplines

 Projects should focus on one of the following disciplines: 

o Agriculture

o American Studies

o Anthropology

o Archeology

o Biology Education

o Business Administration

o Chemistry Education

o Communications and Journalism

o Computer Science and Information Technology

o Economics

o Education

o Engineering Education

o Environmental Science

o Law

o Library Science

o Math Education

o Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies

o Physics Education

o Political Science

o Public Administration

o Public/Global Health

o Social Work

o Sociology

o Urban Planning

Duration: Two-six weeks, between April 2022 and September 30, 2022.

For further information,

Contact [email protected] 

Application form for Nepali host institutions 

The application form can be accessed online here.