The Fulbright Commission of Ireland today opened its application period for the 2014-2015 Fulbright Awards, which are grants for Irish or EU citizens to study, research, or teach in the U.S. The awards include a monetary grant, plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and visa administration. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 and more information can be found here.
There are a number of general Fulbright awards; potential applicants must apply in one of the following categories:
- Fulbright Irish Student Award: Grants for Irish citizens or E.U. citizens resident in Ireland for three or more years to complete postgraduate research or study over the course of one year in the United States. Students are eligible for a number of sponsored awards, including CRH, Enterprise Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, University of Notre Dame, and Teagasc.
- Fulbright Irish Scholar Award: Grants for Irish citizens or E.U. citizens resident in Ireland for three or more years to complete postdoctoral or professional research or lecturing over the course of one year in the United States. Recent PhD graduates (postdoctoral studies) are eligible for sponsored awards from Enterprise Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, and Teagasc.
- Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA): Grants for Irish citizens or E.U. citizens resident in Ireland for three or more years to teach Irish and take courses at a U.S. college over the course of ten months in the United States.
Speaking about the launch of the awards, Ms. Colleen Dube, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, said, “Each year the Fulbright Commission sends Ireland’s top students and professionals to the U.S. to enhance their skills and expand their horizons. I encourage all applicants who are interested in sharing new experiences and crossing cultural boundaries to apply to become a “Fulbrighter.”