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€1000 Grants Available for Fulbright Alumni Projects 2023-2024

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The Fulbright Commission Ireland is offering five €1000 grants to support Fulbright Alumni projects and events taking place before July 2024. All Irish and U.S. Fulbright Alumni are welcome to apply.

Proposed projects and events should be relevant to the applicant’s professional activities and have an Ireland-U.S. focus. We particularly welcome impactful community projects that focus on diversity, equality and inclusion, in line with the Fulbright ethos. 

Only one grant will be awarded per project, and proposals must justify the value of the grant. 

Successful applicants will be required to include the Fulbright logo in all promotional materials, and to acknowledge Fulbright support at events or in publications. The Fulbright Commission can offer further support in terms of social media promotion of related activities. 


Alumni should complete and submit this application form by deadline of 2 June 2023.

Current U.S./Irish Awardees are eligible to apply for the 2023-24 Fulbright Alumni Project Fund where the project work is carried out after they have completed their award.

Events supported by the Alumni Project Fund: 

May 2023: An online cross-cultural panel discussion on Men’s Sheds and an exhibition of creative works made at Men’s Sheds throughout Ireland. Events will run in conjunction with Ireland’s Bealtaine Festival. Panelist Barry Golding, renowned researcher of the Men’s Shed movement, will give an overview of the Men’s Shed movement in a variety of different cultures and countries. An exhibition of the creative work made at Men’s Sheds throughout Ireland will be displayed at the Limerick School of Art and Design. Contact Melinda Heinz for further information.

*The Irish Men’s Sheds documentary was selected by the Catalyst International Film Festival in March 2023.

26 October 2022: Children's Dental Health Awareness Event entitled 'Fulbright Smiling Children 2022' in The Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI.

Fulbright Alum Professor Jeff Dean was awarded €1,000 grant made available to support Fulbright Alumni projects and events. This free and interactive event provided practical, simple and up-to-date information to parents in Ireland on how to create and maintain good oral health for children throughout their lives. Contact Prof. Jeff Dean for further details.

17 May 2022: 'Towards diverse and inclusive policing: Practitioners and Researchers in conversation' (Online)
Fulbright Alum Dr Aoife Delaney is bringing Fulbrighters and researchers from policing organisations across Ireland and the US together to share ideas. The programme will highlight trailblazing research in the area of policing and diversity. Contact Dr Delaney for further details.

Past Alumni Project Fund Events: 

15-16 March 2022: 'Ireland Masterclass in Health Economics' at UCD
Fulbright Alum Dr John Cawley and collaboraters are coordinating a Masterclass where prominent senior researchers will share their cutting-edge research with early-career health economists. Further details

7 April 2022 ‘Meeting the Needs of Parents in Pregnancy and Parenting after Loss’ (Online)
Fulbright Alum Dr Joann M. O'Leary and collaborators will host free online workshops on April 7/26, and May 12, 2022. These events will provide training for organizations working with bereaved parents on how to support parents and siblings at the time of loss. The project will also further important research in this area. To book a place email mgt.murphy@ucc.ie  

In 2021, Fulbright Alum Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh worked with LGBTQ+ educational charity ShoutOut to organise a panel discussion on the topic of Queer Decolonisation. Speakers included Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile, Timothy R. Bussey, Ph.D. and Alber Saborío. The event was moderated by Mpho Mokotso. Watch the event back here: ShoutOut: Queer Decolonisation | Panel Discussion 


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