The application deadline: 31 October, 4pm
The 2018-2019 Fulbright Irish Awards supporting Irish and E.U. citizens to study, research or teach in the USA are now open for application.
These globally-recognised and prestigious awards, operating between the United States and 155 countries, were founded by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946 “to expand the boundaries of human wisdom, empathy and perception” through educational and cultural exchange. Fulbright Awards were first offered in Ireland 60 years ago giving rise to a rich and diverse fellowship of Irish and U.S. Fulbrighters. Their value is as evident today as it was when they were first offered.
The Fulbright Commission in Ireland is seeking applications from all disciplines – projects relating to Big Data, Sustainable Development and Diaspora Interactions are particularly welcome for selected 2018-2019 awards. This year, the Commission partners with several agencies to offer funding in the areas of Museum Studies, Health, Geoscience, Marine Studies, Agriculture, Environmental Protection, Business Innovation, Law and Irish language.
Successful candidates will receive a monetary grant, accident and emergency insurance, visa administration, cultural and professional programming, ongoing support while on their Fulbright Award in the United States, and introduction to a vast international professional and academic network.
The diversity of the 2018-2019 Fulbright Irish Awards ranges from the Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowships – offering post-graduate students the opportunity to complete short-term research at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, or the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. – to the Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact Awards, supporting health professionals to undertake research or professional development at a U.S. institution of their choice.
This Fulbright Commission in Ireland recently launched its new website and a promotional video called “Across the Waves” created by IADT student Gary Boyd. Visit www.fulbright.ie for further information and to sign up for information webinars.