$450,000 Worth of Fulbright Awards Now Open For Applications

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For Immediate Release

$450,000 Worth of Fulbright Awards Now Open For Applications
New awards and partnerships announced

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014: The Fulbright Commission in Ireland today opened its competition for $450,000 worth of Fulbright Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. Fulbright grants are for Irish or EU citizens to study, research, or teach in the U.S. The awards include a monetary grant, accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming and visa administration. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 and more information can be found on www.fulbright.ie.

This year sees the launch of six new awards. The Fulbright Commission has partnered with Tulane University, the University of Notre Dame and University of Pennsylvania on LL.M. Student Awards. These awards offer exceptional opportunities for prospective postgraduate students to study law at top U.S. universities. In addition, the Commission is collaborating with the National University of Ireland to offer a Visiting Researcher Award for prospective or registered PhD candidates who hold an honours degree from a National University of Ireland Constituent University or other NUI member institution to complete study or research in the U.S.

For Scholars, there is a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in Irish History Award on offer at the University of Montana, and the Commission has partnered with the University of Notre Dame to supplement its Fulbright TechImpact Awards with two awards in Language Technology. The Fulbright TechImpact Awards offer early career scholars or professionals the opportunity to explore how technology contributes to a larger social value through undertaking short-term, non-commercial projects and research in the U.S.

Speaking about the awards, Colleen Dube, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission said, “For 2015-2016 we have an unprecedented number of partners and awards on offer for students, scholars, professionals and Irish language teachers. Our new awards complement the existing awards we have forged with CRH plc, Enterprise Ireland, the EPA, the Marine Institute, Teagasc and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. I am delighted that there is such a breadth of disciplines and opportunities available for Ireland’s leading students and researchers. I would encourage all applicants who are interested in learning more about their discipline, sharing new experiences and crossing cultural boundaries, to apply to become a ‘Fulbrighter.’”

In addition to the discipline-specific sponsored awards the Commission also has on offer:

  • Fulbright Irish Student Awards which are for Irish citizens or E.U. citizens resident in the Republic of Ireland for three or more years to complete postgraduate research or study over the course of one year in the United States.
  • Fulbright Irish Scholar Awards which are for Irish citizens or E.U. citizens resident in the Republic of Ireland for three or more years to complete postdoctoral or professional research or lecturing over the course of one year in the United States.
  • Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) awards for Irish citizens or E.U. citizens resident in the Republic of Ireland for three or more years with fluency in Irish to teach Irish and take courses at a U.S. college over the course of ten months in the United States.

Applications are encouraged in all disciplines, including the arts. Please see www.fulbright.ie for further details.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:
Emma Loughney
Communication & Administration Officer, Fulbright Commission of Ireland
Emma.loughney@fulbright.ie / 01.230.9802