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

Open From: August 25, 2021
Until: November 21, 2021
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Nepali Post-Doctoral Researchers and Senior Artists

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

Deadline for Fellowship: October 15, 2021

Application Process

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

About the Fellowship

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.

Eligibility requirements

  • Citizenship or permanent resident status qualifying you to hold a valid passport issued in Nepal
  • Doctoral degree (for researchers) or equivalent professional training or experience at the time of application (for artists)- For professionals and artists outside academe, recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishment is expected. For post-doctoral researchers, only those scholars who received their doctorate between 2010-2018 are eligible to apply. A minimum of three years’ post-doctoral professional experience in Nepal for post-doctoral researchers; a minimum of five years of experience in the area is required for artists.
  • A detailed statement of proposed activity for research and/or an artistic project at a US institution- The proposed project should contribute to the development of knowledge in your field and must be feasible within a maximum period of nine months in the US. For post-doctoral researchers, the subject of the proposed research must relate directly to Nepal. Research proposals using the given form will be accepted in any field. For artists, the proposed project must have relevance to Nepal
  • Proficiency in English appropriate to the proposed project- You may be required to take an English proficiency test
  • Sound physical and mental health- Those selected for a Fulbright grant are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be finalized.
  • Women, minorities, people with disabilities, or otherwise disadvantaged candidates and individuals with limited prior international exposure are encouraged to apply.

Benefits of the Grant

The selected scholar will receive

  • J-1 visa sponsorship
  • J-1 visa compliant health benefits
  • round trip international travel to the United States
  • a modest stipend to cover living expenses, settling in, and professional development allowances

Additionally, recipients of this award will be invited to participate Fulbright Scholar Enrichment Activities as well as Fulbright’s Outreach Lecturing Fund. Fellows will join a diverse, active, worldwide network of alumni who carry the impact of their transformational Fulbright experience far beyond the period of their exchange programs. 

*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.

Contact

Fulbright team between 10 AM- 2 PM (Mon-Fri) in the numbers below:

9851123258 and, 9863026750

Email: [email protected]