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

 


The mission of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. It aims to provide educational exchange experiences to a maximum number of individuals not previously afforded such an opportunity. The experience should be of intrinsic value to the scholar or artist, the recipient’s home institution, its faculty and its students, as well as to the U.S. host institution. Fulbright Scholars serve as cultural ambassadors and should be prepared to speak about their countries, cultures, and artistic practice or research to academic and community groups.

Worldwide, the Visiting Scholars Program has provided thousands of scholars with the opportunity to

  • establish professional contacts in their field and make long-lasting friendships with colleagues in the United States;
  • develop collaborative research and/or artistic relationships with U.S. scholars or artists;
  • enhance scholarly publications and other projects with experience in the United States;
  • pursue a project without interruption.

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.