December 10th, 2012: Press Release, Fulbright-Schuman Awards Now Open for Applications

Fulbright-Schuman Awards Now Open for Applications
Grants Available to Study, Research, or Lecture on EU-US Relations in the United StatesApply Now: Preliminary Applications Due February 1st, 2013

Monday, December 10th, 2012: The Fulbright Commission of Ireland has officially opened the competition for the 2013-2014 Fulbright-Schuman Awards. The Fulbright-Schuman Awards are monetary grants for EU students or professionals, such as policy-makers, or individuals in industry, the media, politics, or academia, to study or research EU-US relations or EU affairs in the United States. Further information is available on www.fulbright.ie.

Preliminary applications must be received by February 1st, 2013; final applications are due by March 1st, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to submit preliminary applications as soon as possible.

Although the Fulbright-Schuman Awards are administered by the Fulbright Commission of Belgium, all European citizens are eligible to apply, including Irish citizens. Ireland has been successful in the Fulbright-Schuman competition in the past, winning four of the 22 Awards in 2012.

There are three types of grants available, including:

  1. Grants for Research or University Study: Maximum of one year for study, research, or lecturing at accredited university or institute. Applicants must have experience in at least two EU Member States. Research candidates must hold PhD or equivalent professional experience.
  2. Grants for Professionals in International Education: Maximum of four months for international education professionals to work in similar offices in US. PhD not required. Applicants must arrange own placement.
  3. EU Scholar in Residence Program: One semester of lecturing on EU Affairs is available for post-doctoral candidates. Applicants will be placed at universities.

The successful applicants will receive:

–       A monthly stipend of the Euro equivalent of $3,000 USD.

–       A travel and relocation allowance of the Euro equivalent of $2,000 USD.

–       Health and accident insurance.

–       Visa sponsorship.

Speaking at the launch of the Fulbright-Schuman Awards, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission of Ireland, Colleen Dube, said “The Fulbright-Schuman Awards attract leading scholars in the fields of EU-US Relations and Ireland has been in the top of the class when it comes to receiving these grants. Last year Ireland received nearly 20% of the available grants, winning four of the available twenty-two. I hope to see the number of successful Irish applicants continue to grow this year and would encourage interested applicants to apply.”

The Fulbright-Schuman Awards are offered annually by the Fulbright Commission of Belgium. Interested applicants can find more details on the website, http://www.fulbright.ie/irishcitizensawards/fulbrightschumanawards.

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For further information, please contact:

Joanne A. Davidson

Communications & Information Officer, Fulbright Commission Ireland

joanne.davidson@fulbright.ie

01.660.7670 / 087.258.1417

Editor’s Notes

The Fulbright-Schuman Awards are managed by the Fulbright Commission of Belgium.  All interested Irish applicants are eligible to apply. Full details are available here: http://www.fulbright.ie/irishcitizensawards/fulbrightschumanawards.

The Fulbright Awards are presented on an annual basis to Irish students, scholars, and professionals to undertake postgraduate study and research at higher education, cultural, and related institutions in the United States. In 2012 there was a record-breaking 37 Irish Awardees, four of which were Fulbright-Schuman Grants.

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