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APPLY NOW: Bring a U.S. Specialist to your Institution

The Fulbright Commission in Ireland is seeking applications to bring U.S. Fulbright Specialists to their institution for two to six weeks from January to December 2022. 

The deadline for applications from Irish institutions is Friday 17th September 2021.  

The Fulbright Specialist Program allows overseas universities, cultural centres, non-governmental organizations and other institutions in host countries to develop collaborative projects which host a leading U.S. academic or professional at their institution to work on diverse, short-term collaborative projects focused on education and training. These projects support critical priorities identified by the Irish host institutions. 

This is a creative, low-administrative and cost-effective way of accessing U.S. academics and professionals who might not be free to come for longer periods.  


Through the US State Department, the Fulbright Commission pays the Specialist a per diem and international travel to and from Ireland. The Irish institution is required to fund/provide accommodation, meals, and any internal Irish travel costs. 


The Irish host Institutions must be a degree-granting, post-secondary academic institution, comparable to a U.S. college or university in order to promote an important program goal of fostering linkages between U.S. and non-U.S. academic institutions of higher education. Additionally, institutions that provide an educational focus to their programming will also be considered. Such hosts may include Government-related Institutions, Cultural institutions, Medical institutions and Research organizations/Think tanks.  


American (U.S.) Studies 
Applied Linguistics/TEFL 
Biology Education Business Administration 
Chemistry Education Communications and Journalism Computer Science and Information Technology  Economics  Education Engineering 
Environmental Science 
Law Library Science  
Math Education Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies 
Physics Education  Political Science 
Public Administration 
Public/Global Health 
Social Work 
Urban Planning 


Read the guidelines and proceed to online application link found at the end of the document.  

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions and I look forward to receiving your queries and applications. 

For clarification or questions please contact:

Sonya McGuinness, Senior Awards Manager: sonya.mcguinness@fulbright.ie 

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