Fulbright Specialist Program for Nepali Institutions

Open From: June 13, 2022
Until: September 15, 2022
This scholarship/grant is closed.


Deadline: September 15, 2022

The Fulbright Specialist Program has extended its deadline to September 15, 2022 to accept applications in all disciplines from Nepalese host institutions.

Through this award, Nepalese institutions will be able to bring U.S. Specialists to Nepal for two to six weeks anytime between January 2023 and September 30, 2023 for a variety of activities such as teaching, training, developing curricula and educational materials, institutional planning, capacity building, delivering seminars and more. 

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: 

  • training 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 January 2023 and September 30, 2023. 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 will be reviewed in all disciplines, but priority will be given to the following fields of eligible disciplines:  

  • Climate Change 
  • Cyber Security and IT 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Disaster Response 
  • Media Literacy/Countering Disinformation 
  • Public Administration 
  • Public/Global Health 
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) 

For further information,

Contact fulbcomm@fulbrightnepal.org.np 

Application form for Nepali host institutions 

The application form can be accessed online here.