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Fulbright U.S. Student Awards

What Are They?

The Fulbright U.S. Student Awards are grants for American citizens to complete postgraduate research or study over the course of one year in Ireland.

How To Apply?

The Institute of International Education (IIE) manages the application process on behalf of the Fulbright Commission and all U.S. applicants must apply to the IIE directly.

Full details on how to apply can be found here.

Deadline

The Application Period for 2017-2018 Awards is now closed. The application period for 2018-2019 US Awards will open in Summer 2017.

Grants Available

There are nine different types of grants available for students interested in coming to Ireland on a Fulbright Award.

For all grants, the Fulbright Commission is seeking excellent applicants with strong leadership potential and a commitment to the ethos of being a Fulbrighter.

The available grants are as follows:

Fulbright Study/Research Grant (Fulbright full grant)

  • Must secure own affiliation at Irish institution.
  • Open to all disciplines.
  • Maximum grant of €15,000.

Fulbright Taught Masters Program (Fulbright full grant)

  • Must secure admission at one of seven listed institutions and their approved programs.
  • Maximum grant of €15,000 plus a tuition waiver.

Fulbright Uversity Masters in Creative Process Award

  • Must secure admission to the Masters in Creative Process Program at Uversity as per Uversity’s admissions procedures. Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission at time of application.
  • Tuition waiver plus maximum stipend of €15,000 inclusive of all travel, subsistence and accommodation costs.

Dublin City University Taught Masters Program

  • Must secure admission to a Taught Masters at either the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, or the Business School at Dublin City University
  • Maximum stipend of €15,000 plus a tuition waiver

Fulbright National University of Ireland Galway Awards for Archival Research

  • Must establish affiliation with the Archives Collections of James Hardiman Library at National University of Ireland Galway
  • Maximum stipend of €10,000

University College Cork Taught Masters in Creative Writing Award

  • Must secure proof of acceptance onto the Masters by the time of submission of Fulbright application
  • Maximum stipend of €15,000, plus a tuition waiver

University College Cork Taught Masters in Irish Writing & Film Award

  • Must secure admission to the Masters of Irish Writing and Film at University College Cork
  • Maximum stipend of €15,000, plus a tuition waiver

University College Dublin Taught Masters Program

  • Must secure admission to a Taught Masters at the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Business, the College of Engineering & Architecture, the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, the College of Social Sciences and Law or the College of Science at University College Dublin
  • Maximum stipend of €15,000 plus a tuition waiver

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Student Award

  • Must include an initial letter of affiliation in application
  • Maximum stipend of €20,000

Full details on each of these grants, including eligibility requirements and the application process, can be found here.

Applicants should contact host institutions directly regarding affiliation/admission. For all other queries, please contact awards@fulbright.ie.

If your institution is interested in sponsoring a grant similar to the ones listed above, please contact info@fulbright.ie.