Irish Sir Montana Awards
What are they?
This SIR Montana Award is for a minimum period of 1 semester to teach an introductory course in Irish History from the earliest records to the present day, a second course in the awardee’s area of expertise and interest, and to collaborate with scholars from Native American studies to develop comparative courses of study in the Irish and Native American experience of conquest, colonization and cultural dispossession.
Grant activities will be agreed between the successful Scholar and the Director of the University of Montana’s Irish Studies Program to reflect the Scholar’s expertise and experience and the University of Montana’s requirements.
Each award will comprise: a travel grant (maximum value $1,500), a monthly stipend of (maximum value $2,200), rent and utilities in a fully furnished apartment, visa administration, accident & emergency insurance and pre-departure orientation programing & in country enrichment programming.
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How to Apply?
Fulbright Scholar applicants must possess:
– possess a PhD in Irish history or studies, preference will be given to a fluent Irish speaker
– be an Irish citizen or E.U. citizen living in the Republic of Ireland for ROI for 3+ years
– not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S.
– not already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S.
In addition, applicants must demonstrate academic and personal excellence, a clear research / teaching proposal is developed in collaboration with the University of Montana, strong leadership skills or potential, and an understanding and commitment to the ethos of being a Fulbrighter. The latter entails including compliance with the two-year home residency requirement after the award’s completion.
If you meet the above criteria, please email email@example.com stating
– your full name as it appears on your passport and
– area of research / lecturing
We will then issue you the link to the online application system (known as Embark) and the guidelines
Applications are now closed for 2017/2018. Details of the 2018/2019 SIR Montana Award will be posted in January 2018.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications earlier than the deadline so they can be checked for completeness and any issues rectified before the deadline.
If all required materials are not in by the deadline your application will be disqualified.