Basic Ethnographic Research Workshop

By Dr. Steven Folmar

Date: Wednesday, 22-23 June, 2019

Venue: TU, Kritipur

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Historical Themes, Directions for Future Study, and the Case for Religion


The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies Kathmandu Center (ANHS), also known as the Kathmandu Research Center (KRC)

It is a registered non-governmental and not-for-profit organization in Nepal which aims to promote academic research on Nepal and the Himalaya and has been working in this field since the beginning of 2013. It also functions as an extension of ANHS-US, and an Overseas Research Center (ORC) for the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

2019-2020 Fulbright Specialist Program

U.S. Specialists for Training/Capacity Building at Nepali Institutions

The Nepal Fulbright Commission (USEF/Nepal) announces the 2019-2020 Fulbright Specialist Program to support Nepali institutions through training grants to bring U.S. Specialists to Nepal for 2 to 6-week between April 2019 and September 30, 2020.

The Fulbright Specialist Program helps Nepali organizations solve real-life problems and training needs by connecting them with U.S. academics and professionals. Host institutions can be Nepali NGOs, government agencies, university departments, and other local not-for-profit institutions (cultural centers, research centers, etc.). The program awards grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6-week projects at host institutions in Nepal. The grant covers international travel costs and a daily honorarium. Nepali host institutions cover grantee in-country expenses such as housing and transportation costs or they provide in-kind services.

Project activities focus on capacity building for Nepali host institutions and do not fund personal or clinical research. Eligible activities include

Eligible organizations wanting to host a Fulbright Specialist should submit project applications through the Fulbright Commission. Projects must be reviewed and approved by the Commission and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Application Forms are available at The application and required documents must be submitted online by 4 p.m., Monday, November 19, 2018.


KRC, among other things, works to support academic pursuits of individuals and institutions such as research projects, providing home-stays, offering language classes in Nepali and other national languages of Nepal, hosting talk programs on Nepal and the Himalaya by noted Nepali and international scholars.

The center also avails the services of research assistants, translators/interpreters and editors. KRC provides a platform for scholarly work and promotes academic interactions among Nepali and international scholars.

KRC is currently in the process to reorganize its library which will be open to its members very soon.
KRC offers a very clean, quiet and specious modern residential room (with a kitchen and an attached bathroom) for ANHS members.
KRC has space available for limited size meeting, orientation or project work.



ANHS-KRC has been collaborating with US Educational Foundation and Fulbright Commission in Nepal, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Himal Kitab, the Social Science Baha, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the College Year in India Program of UW, and the US Embassy in Nepal to run different educational and academic programs.

KRC has supported many Fulbright and other independent scholars since the time of its inception. KRC has recently gotten the Special Edition of the HIMALAYA, i.e. “Gender in the Himalaya” journal printed and published in Nepal.

In collaboration with ANHS-US, KRC has recently disbursed ANHS Nepal Earthquake Relief Award to 9 Nepali NGOs to run educational support projects in the earthquake hit areas of rural Nepal.

The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies Kathmandu Center (ANHS)

Contact Us

Contact Information
54 Kantishree Marg, Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal
G.P.O. Box No. 24600,
Phone/Fax: 01-4425797
Email: [email protected]