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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

Nepal

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Research grants offer an opportunity to conduct individually designed research projects in Nepal.

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Mid-July through mid-May. Grantees should arrive in time to attend the mandatory mid-July orientation meetings in Kathmandu, and must make their travel plans through the Fulbright Commission.

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All disciplines will be considered. Applicants must have a well-defined research project and must have demonstrated ability to work independently, have a solid foundation in their subject areas, and have demonstrated high levels of adaptability and maturity. Since university library holdings in Nepal are limited and local faculty supervision is generally not available, grantees usually work without close supervision.

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Nepali or another local language (e.g., Bhojpuri, Maithili, Newari, Tibetan) language proficiency commensurate with the nature of the proposed project is recommended. Applicants without Nepali or relevant local language skills should include significant plans for language study in their proposals. Regardless of the grantee’s language ability, the Fulbright Commission highly recommends that grantees continue language study throughout their grant periods.

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Applicants are required to identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and to include Affiliation Letters with their Fulbright applications. 

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Affiliations may be with local or international non-governmental organizations, university departments, or other institutions. Fulbright grantees do not enroll in university courses, but may find it productive to work with Nepali faculty or graduate students when appropriate. The Fulbright grant is not meant to support internships at organizations in Nepal. Rather, it is meant to support independent research.

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For students undertaking health-related research, their projects must be approved by the Nepal Health Research Council, which acts as the only Institutional Review Board in Nepal. Health related research projects cannot involve patient contact.

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This process can be completed after the grantee arrives in Nepal, but grantees undertaking health-related research should be prepared to devote time to that process at the beginning of the grant period.

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For students who are un-affiliated with a graduate program at the time of application, it would be important to address in the application measures expected to be taken to ensure the protection of human subjects, if the research project involves human subjects.

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Students should not plan on conducting research in Nepal government-designated restricted areas that require special permits.

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The Fulbright Commission in Nepal will carefully review all Fulbright proposals for feasibility and security concerns. Applicants must be flexible in response to changing conditions and grantees must comply with all security procedures set in place by the Commission in consultation with the U.S. Embassy in Nepal.

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Open Study/Research Award
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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant provides participants the opportunity to assist in the teaching of English in Nepali government schools and immerse in the local culture through home stays. The Nepal program seeks applicants who are able to be flexible while functioning in a challenging, under-resourced school environment and who are eager to immerse in local culture through the home stay experience.

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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program in Nepal will commence in March to align with the Nepali academic year. English Teaching Assistants will arrive in March to participate in an orientation that will include Nepali language training and technical training for one month prior to their placements with English teachers in Nepali government schools. ETAs will be working in their respective schools from April through December.

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Grant length - 10 months.

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Applications are welcome from articulate and flexible graduating seniors, recent graduates or Master’s students who demonstrate a high level of maturity, an excitement about cultural immersion in Nepal and the initiative to assist English teachers at the elementary, or lower or higher secondary level.

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Since all living arrangements for ETAs are in village home stays with Nepali families, and school placements are in rural Nepali government schools with Nepali counterpart teachers, candidates must possess an excitement about cultural immersion in Nepal. Successful candidates must be articulate, fluent English speakers and without dependents.

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Candidates with degrees in English, Education, TEFL/applied linguistics, Anthropology, or Asian Studies are preferred, but candidates from all majors are welcome to apply. Previous teaching/tutoring experience is preferred. Facilities in most Nepali public schools are extremely limited, especially so in rural schools where ETAs are placed; therefore, applicants must demonstrate flexibility, resourcefulness and the ability to adapt well. A sense of humor goes a long way.

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Additional Information: The month-long, in-country orientation includes intensive language instruction and the grant includes an allowance for continued language learning, which is encouraged by the Commission, as proficiency in Nepali language or other local languages is very beneficial for the grantee. Grantees will also be given language materials before they arrive in the country.

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All ETAs are placed in homestays with the assistance of the Fulbright Commission, the host schools, and the focal persons. 

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School placements are in rural Nepali government schools with Nepali counterpart teachers. Some hiking will be involved.

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Nepal ETAs assist English teachers, providing a native-speaker’s presence in their placements at rural Nepali government schools, where the need for English language support is the highest. They are placed with co-teachers and have local focal persons who provide local-level support and suggest non-school-based English language activities. Nepal ETAs in the past have engaged in a broad range of creative school-based and community-based activities which have included students, school teachers, NGOs and others.

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The Nepali academic calendar is quite different from the American academic calendar and there are extended periods of school closure in October/November and December. ETAs take any personal vacation time during the Dashain or winter school vacation periods and the Nepal Commission assists ETAs in planning activities for other periods of extended school closure.

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Housing arrangements will be made with the assistance of the Fulbright Commission, the host schools, and the focal persons. All ETAs are placed in homestays for the length of the grant period and the homestays are an important feature of the Nepal ETA program, providing opportunities for cultural immersion and language learning, otherwise difficult to achieve.

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English Teaching Assistant Award