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Fulbright Irish Awardees Strengthen Irish-U.S. Bonds

37 Fulbright Irish Awardees pictured at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence with Minister Thomas Byrne TD, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to Ireland Mike Clausen, Fulbright Executive Director Dr Dara Fitzgerald and Fulbright Chair Prof. Diane Negra. Conor McCabe Photography.

Education & Cultural Exchanges Support Innovation, Research & Growth 


Friday 9th June 2023: The Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to Ireland Mike Clausen are delighted to announce 37 Fulbright Irish Awardees for 2023-2024. Recipients were presented with Awards at a ceremony in the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence last night.

Academics, professionals, students and Irish speakers will attend 17 leading U.S. institutions to research, study, teach and collaborate with experts in their fields from August 2023 to August 2024.

The Fulbright bilateral exchange program is known for selecting outstanding candidates from across the island of Ireland to study and work with U.S. Institutions across all disciplines ranging from health, science, technology and business to the arts and culture. As the Fulbright Awardees forge ahead on these exciting opportunities, the breadth of their U.S. engagement is diverse and impressive.

Awardees will travel to 17 states across the USA embedding themselves in institutions ranging from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Poets House New York and The University of Hawaii to The Smithsonian Institution in Washington and East Los Angeles College, the largest community college in California. Fulbright Irish Scholars, Students, and Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) will also engage with U.S. society and share their knowledge and expertise when they return home.

In a year that saw Irish American President Biden visit Ireland, when ties between Ireland and the U.S. have increased, the 37 Irish awardees will head to the U.S. to exchange ideas and knowledge and serve as cultural ambassadors. By doing so they strengthen connections between the U.S. and Ireland to foster much needed understanding and empathy in today’s increasingly polarised world.

The next round of applications for Fulbright Irish Awards will open on 28th August 2023. Interested candidates should visit www.fulbright.ie for more information.

Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and at the Department of Education, Thomas Byrne TD said…

“The warmth of the relationship between Ireland and the United States is underpinned by our shared history and common values. The Fulbright Commission and the Fulbrighters, past and present, are a testament to the best traditions of academic and cultural exchange, and have an outstanding record in representing Ireland. The Government of Ireland is proud to support this programme, which plays an essential role in building transatlantic understanding and fostering extraordinary academic links, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. My sincere congratulations and best wishes to the Irish Fulbright Awardees of 2023-2024.”

U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to Ireland, Mike Clausen said…

“The Fulbright Program represents the U.S. government’s preeminent international educational and cultural exchange initiative. It plays a crucial role in sustaining and advancing the unique and close relationship between the United States and Ireland. Fulbright awardees exchange research, knowledge, ideas, and culture and contribute to solving important global problems. I congratulate this year’s awardees and wish them success in the United States and beyond.” 

Chair of the Fulbright Commission Ireland Board, Professor Diane Negra, said…

“I speak for the entire Fulbright Commission Ireland Board in congratulating the 37 Fulbright awardees on receiving their awards. Fulbright is synonymous with high-level research, academic excellence and cross-cultural collaboration and I wish the awardees every success as they travel to the U.S., join a thriving network of professional Alumni, and experience a rich and unique cultural and educational exchange that encompasses a Fulbright award.

Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, Dr Dara FitzGerald, said…

“I congratulate the new awardees on the significant honour and achievement of earning a Fulbright Award. The Commission takes pride in the Irish awardees who engage in the States and return home to share their learnings. I wish to extend my thanks to the partners, stakeholders and sponsors who have supported us in recent years. The impact of their support, both immediately and over time, cannot be underestimated.

We thank our partners, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. We are grateful to have the ongoing support of our Irish award sponsors: the Health Research Board, Enterprise Ireland, the Environmental Protection Agency, Geological Survey Ireland, National University of Ireland, Teagasc, the Creative Ireland Programme, and notable U.S. Institutions as the Exploratorium, the Smithsonian, the Harry Ransom Center and Boston College.

I would like to note the continuous support from Irish institutions such as University College Cork, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Galway, Maynooth University, University of Limerick, Science Foundation Ireland, Atlantic Technological University, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Hugh Lane Gallery.

I am keen to recognise our growing relationships with the Technological Universities including Atlantic Technological University, Technological University Dublin, Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest, Munster Technological University and South East Technological University. We wish them every success as they develop and will provide supports for their initiatives.”


For further information, please contact:
Aoife Drinan, Fulbright Commission: Aoife.drinan@fulbright.ie  / 01-6607670 
Photography from Conor McCabe Photography Ltd. info@conormccabe.ie



Dr James Britton is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the Physiology Department, College of Medicine at the University of Galway. His Ph.D. focused on neural tissue repair and regeneration strategies and biomedical device development. His postdoctoral fellowship is focused on the acoustic neuromodulation of cells and the development of novel medical intervention strategies. As a Fulbright-NUI Scholar at the Chalasani Lab, Salk Institute, California, James will investigate the use of Sonogenetics to modulate the electrical firing of neurons and how this technique can be used to treat neurological conditions.

Dr Brian Hand was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Munster Technological University. His research focused on the aerodynamic design and optimisation of an offshore floating H-type VAWT. Dr Hand was awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Best Project Bronze Medal in recognition of his academic achievement. Dr Hand joined the MaREI Research Centre at University College Cork as a Research Engineer in 2019. Dr Hand is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and is currently completing a MA in Teaching and Learning. As a Fulbright-EPA Scholar, Dr Hand will travel to Stanford University.

Dr William Kinsella is an Associate Professor at University College Dublin, where he is involved in the professional education of teachers, special education teachers, educational psychologists, school leaders and special needs assistants. As a Fulbright Scholar, he will be hosted at Columbia University, New York. The focus of his research is ‘Multiculturalism, Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education’. The aim of the research is to identify the barriers to, and the facilitators of, the effective inclusion of migrant students with additional educational needs in education systems, and in regular classrooms where possible, with a focus on implications for initial teacher education and for the professional education of educational psychologists, special education teachers and special needs assistants.

Dr Olwyn Mahon is a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Limerick. Her PhD focused on the developing immunomodulatory implantable scaffolds for enhanced regeneration of bone defects. Her current research focuses on the development of representative in vitro model systems of metastatic urological cancers. As a Fulbright Scholar, Olwyn will be hosted at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and will explore the use of CRISPR genome editing mouse models of bone metastasis and multiomic single cell sequencing approaches to understand the tumour microenvironment in patients with metastatic urological cancers.

Dr Kevin Mc Dermott is an established writer of children’s fiction, an experienced arts-in-education practitioner, and an advocate for creative writing in education. He has worked on a number of school-based creative-writing residencies, with the support of Poetry Ireland and the JCSP Demonstration Library Project. As a Fulbright-Creative Ireland Professional Fellowship Scholar, working with the National Writing Project in Berkeley, he will develop the theory and practice of encountering young writers in the creative writing workshop with the purpose of facilitating them to explore, interrogate and celebrate their experience, in the circumstances and particularity of their own world, in their own words.

Dr Natalie McEvoy is a StAR Research Lecturer in Critical Care Nursing at the RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Natalie’s clinical experience is in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nursing. Natalie has worked on several COVID-19 related research studies, including the first approved clinical trial in Ireland to test a therapy for COVID-19. Her PhD focused on pressure ulcer detection among ICU patients. As a Fulbright-NUI Scholar, Natalie will travel to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to undertake a research study which aims to develop an ICU-specific dashboard that explores the relationship between patient needs and nurse staffing with the goal of optimising patient, nurse, and system outcomes.

Dr Gavin Murphy is Assistant Professor at the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, where he leads the Leadership and Policy strand of the Master of Education and is Professional Master of Education Thesis Coordinator. Gavin's research focuses on investigating professional education, with a specific emphasis on teachers and school leaders. He delves into the interplay between equity, diversity, and inclusion within educational policy, leadership, and professional education. In 2020/21 Gavin established the 'In Conversation With' public webinar series. In September 2023, Gavin will be a Chen Yidan Visiting Global Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he will also complete his Fulbright Award.

Prof. Corina Naughton is Professor of Clinical Nursing in Older Person’s Healthcare. As a Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact Scholar at the University of California, her goal is to improve the quality and dignity of care for older people across healthcare settings. Her clinical professor role is a joint appointment between the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SoNM), University College Cork and the Health Service Executive South/South West Hospital Group (SSWHG) and is the first such appointment in Irish nursing. Her research and education interests focus on evidence translation on topics including implementation of frailty and dementia pathways, fundamental care (mobilisation, nutrition and cognition), advance care planning and community integrated services.

 Dr Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill is a lecturer in Irish in the School of English, Irish, and Communication at the University of Limerick. Her doctoral thesis on folklore and oral traditions of the Joyce Country, Co. Galway and Co. Mayo, was funded by the Irish Research Council. Her first monograph to date, An Chaora Ghlas agus Scéalta Eile as Seanadh Farracháin, is a study of international folktales collected in Seanadh Farracháin National School, Co. Galway, in 1937-38, under the auspices of The Schools’ Folklore Collection. As a Fulbright Irish Scholar based at Indiana University, Bloomington, her research project will analyse Irish and Gaelic language folktales narrated by female storytellers from Ireland and Scotland during the 20th century.

Dr Juliette O'Connell is Assistant Professor in Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. She was awarded her PhD from Trinity College Dublin for her research on medication burden in older adults with intellectual disability and its association with physical function and frailty. As a Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact Scholar, she will collaborate with the College of Pharmacy and the College of Public Health in the University of Kentucky to examine opioid prescribing and stewardship strategies. Juliette plans to apply knowledge from this research to develop and implement interventions to manage problematic opioid use in primary care, modelled on opioid stewardship strategies in Kentucky and adapted for the Irish context.

Dr Jane O'Hanlon is the Head of Education with Poetry Ireland/Éigse Éireann. Her work has been focused on creating access for those for whom access to educational and cultural participation may have been restricted. As a Fulbright Scholar, Jane will spend time in The Poet’s House, Battery Park, New York, learning, and exchanging ideas, approaches, and expertise, and observing The Poets House in serving both the public and the poetry community. This will serve to create new networks, enrich the thinking and contribute to a wider understanding and vision, as Poetry Ireland develops The Poetry Centre, at No 11 Parnell Square East, and as it becomes embedded, and very much part of, the thriving and diverse community of North East Inner City Dublin.

Prof. Kevin Rafter is Professor of Political Communication at Dublin City University where he has been Head of the School of Communications and Associate Dean for Research. He has published extensively on Irish politics and media. His books include 'Taoisigh and the Arts' (2022) and 'Resilient Reporting: Media Coverage of Irish Elections since 1969' (2020). He worked as a political journalist holding senior positions with RTÉ News, the Irish Times, Sunday Times and Sunday Tribune as well as being editor of Magill magazine. He was appointed Chair of the Arts Council of Ireland in June 2019. As a Fulbright Scholar at Boston College, he will work on a book entitled, ‘Ireland in the 1980s’. The project includes an examination of U.S. influence on Irish economic policy and the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Dr Gerard Walls is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Oncology at the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre and Queen's University Belfast, and he is an alumnus member of the Wellcome-Health Research Board Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme. In his clinical practice, Gerard specialises in radiotherapy and systemic therapy for all stages of lung cancer. Gerard seeks to improve the prognosis of patients with lung cancer by greater personalisation of treatment. As a Fulbright- HRB Health Impact Scholar, Gerard will join the world-leading Cardio-Oncology research team at Washington University St. Louis to conduct further analysis on the interaction between radiotherapy and cardiovascular health in patients with lung cancer.

Dr Thomas Walsh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education, Maynooth University. Tom’s research interests primarily focus on the history of education and contemporary education policy developments across all sectors of the education system in Ireland. As part of his Fulbright award at Northwestern University, Tom will explore education policy development, mediation and enactment processes in the Chicago Public School system. The research will enhance current understandings regarding the potential of the meso level infrastructure to support education policy development in the Irish context.

Dr Pádraic Whyte is Associate Professor of English and Director of Research at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. He is a director of the programme in Children’s Literature and is co-editor of 'Children’s Literature Collections: Approaches to Research' which won the International Research Society for Children's Literature Edited Book Award, 2019. As a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hawaii, he will explore the relationship between Ireland and Hawai’i in terms of storytelling, islands, and identities in children’s literature. He will travel to Hawai’i to mark the centenary of the publication of Padraic Colum’s collection of Hawaiian myths 'At the Gateways of the Day' which was the result of an invitation from the Hawaiian Legislature.


Joe Coulter graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology. Joe has worked with Panarts in a marketing and ambassadorial role, promoting and celebrating the cultural links between Belfast and Nashville. As a Fulbright TechImpact Scholar, Joe will be hosted by Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee, where his research will focus on piloting a bespoke IT program he has created to help develop the IT skills of older musicians. Joe will replicate his Fulbright research in Belfast, thus creating an international community of learners. Joe’s wider research focuses on the interfaces between technology, peace and the arts.

Dr Michael Daly, Honorary Clinical Lecturer at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, is an academic and non-invasive cardiologist whose interests include multimodality cardiovascular imaging, electrocardiography, and the education of multidisciplinary teams and medical students. In 2022, he was named ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards in London, for his post-doctoral work at RCSI SIM Centre for Simulation Education and Research that improved education and learning in clinical cardiology through whole-task hybrid simulation. Dr Daly holds an MA in Creative Writing focusing on drama, an MD in Medical Education and Simulation, and a PhD in Cardiology. He is awarded a Fulbright-TechImpact Scholarship to Stanford University Medical School in California, to develop a Narrative-based Medicine educational programme using simulation.


Associate Professor Tom Felle is Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Galway. He worked as a journalist and foreign correspondent in Ireland, the UK, Brussels, Sydney and Beirut before transitioning into academia. His research interests encompass digital news, verification, data-driven journalism, "fake news" and disinformation, and democracy-related topics such as trust, transparency, and accountability. He has provided advice and testimony to national governments and the E.U., and collaborated with the United Nations migration agency, IOM, as the lead academic partner for the Global Migration Media Academy from 2020-2022. As Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence he will work on creative writing, journalism, and internationalisation projects with East Los Angeles College, California.


Susan Boyle is a drinks researcher and playwright. Her PhD research at the Technological University Dublin is in Beverage Studies and concerns performance, storytelling and the sensory in immersive drinks experiences. She is supported by a TU Dublin Excellence Scholarship and funding from the Centre for Franco-Irish Studies. As a Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship at Smithsonian Awardee, Susan will commence a fellowship at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington DC investigating the impact of European immigrants on pre-prohibition brewing and distilling in the U.S.

Conall Geoghegan Moore is a PhD student in Maynooth University’s Host-Pathogen Interaction lab, funded by the Irish Research Council. Conall’s research aims to shed light on lingering uncertainties surrounding the role of the human DDX3X protein in disease. He hopes to provide novel insights into DDX3X’s seemingly oxymoronic functions in appearing to be capable of both protecting us from and promoting the progression of cancer and viral infections. As a Fulbright Awardee, Conall will apply specialised computational tools for analysing RNA-sequencing data at the University of California (UCSC).

Luke Gibbons is a Ph.D. candidate at Trinity College Dublin. His research investigates directors’ duties and climatic risks and is funded by an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Scholarship. As a Fulbright-EPA Awardee, Luke will focus on the U.S. elements of his thesis at Harvard Law School. Prior to this Luke will undertake a Congressional Fellowship in Capitol Hill as part of the Washington Ireland Program. Luke holds a First – Class LL.B. with a Gold Medal from Trinity and a BCL, Masters in Law, from the University of Oxford where he graduated with Distinction as the Honoré Scholar. Luke founded the educational initiative EnviED, a project for which he was awarded as Ireland’s Most Outstanding Young Person Under 40 for Academic Leadership 2021. Luke was named Irish Law Student of the Year 2022 in recognition of his research.

Eoin Oude Essink is a PhD student at TU Dublin, where he is investigating the best suited cooling technologies for Irish Data Centre’s. His interest in the field of thermodynamics, technology and electronics led him to conduct his master’s at Trinity College Dublin where he investigated the potential of microscale heat transfer modulation utilising deformable structures. As a Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland Awardee at Purdue University, Eoin will join the Cooling Technologies Research Center researching the impact of asymmetric liquid cooling for modern CPUs and GPUs. Eoin has won awards for his engineering designs such as the ‘Topology Responsible Part Challenge.’

Áine McBride/Mac Giolla Bhríde is an Irish artist working in the field of sculpture. Their work makes manifest considerations of site and the situated body via staged sculptural arrangements. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, and Mother's Tankstation, Dublin. They are currently working on a forthcoming show in Void, Derry, and commissioned work for Kunstverein Aughrim, 2023/2024. As a recipient of the Fulbright Student Award, they will complete a period of research and study on the MFA programme at Bard College, New York.

Terence McSweeney is a PhD student in biomedical engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland. His work is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN project titled Disc4All and focuses on machine learning and multi-omics to tackle the interpretation of imaging data in intervertebral disc degeneration. This work looks to discover clinically relevant data-driven phenotypes of disc degeneration. As a Fulbright Student Awardee at the University of California (UCSF), Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology in Medicine, Terence will investigate imaging data from additional cohorts in the USA allowing him to draw on the extensive expertise in spine-related artificial intelligence and biomedicine available at UCSF.

Dr Lukas O'Brien is a core surgical trainee in plastic and reconstructive surgery with the RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences. He received his medical degree (MB BCh BAO) from UCD; where he was an Ad Astra scholar, masters of surgical sciences (MCh) from NUI Galway, and Membership of RCSI (MRCS). He holds 3 diplomas in classical music performance (dipLCM, ATCL, LTCL). He has also won an U21 All Ireland hurling championship. As a Fulbright Awardee, he will attend Yale University to pursue a masters in health policy and management.

Andrew Ó hEachteirn is a PhD student in mathematics and a Clarendon Scholar at the University of Oxford. His research involves the use of mathematical modelling and analysis to investigate the spatiotemporal dynamics of toxic protein spread in Alzheimer’s disease. He spent one year as a researcher at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory at Heidelberg University before taking a master’s degree in mathematics at Cambridge. As a Fulbright Student Awardee, he will conduct a theoretical research project on the role of cerebrovascular damage in the accumulation and propagation of amyloid proteins, in collaboration with the Living Matter Lab at Stanford University.

Jessica O'Neill is a graduate of Law from Trinity College Dublin. Jessica trained to be a solicitor with McCann FitzGerald LLP. During her traineeship, Jessica completed a secondment with the Data Protection Commission, and she was an Editor with the Hibernian Law Journal. Jessica was admitted as an attorney-at-law in the State of New York in September 2022, and she was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland in May 2023. As a Fulbright Awardee, Jessica will be attending Harvard Law School to undertake an LL.M. focusing on constitutional and regulatory law.

Dr Daniel O'Reilly is a General Paediatric Higher Speciality Trainee and Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) fellow from University College Dublin. Currently a PhD student in the UCD Conway SPHERE research group, Daniel’s research is focused on harnessing platelet activation to identify preterm babies who will develop infections. Daniel has completed a BSc in Human Health and Disease in Trinity College Dublin, Medicine in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and an MSc in Child Health and Paediatrics in Imperial College London. As a Fulbright Awardee, Daniel will travel to the University of Rochester to explore the impact of platelet biology on neonatal lung disease.


Abaigéal Drummy graduated from the University of Limerick with a first-class honours degree in Applied Languages. Abaigéal is completing an MA in Irish at the University of Limerick, where she teaches Irish to undergraduate students. She has extensive Irish-language teaching experience and spent time teaching Irish to German citizens with Gaelchultúr. Her MA thesis focuses on the importance of Silence in Irish Language films. Abaigéal will teach the Irish language and take classes while working as an FLTA at the University of Montana.

Niamh Hetherington graduated with a first-class honours Bachelor of Education degree as an entrance scholar at Dublin City University. She is a primary school teacher and an avid sports fan with a passion for athletics and Gaelic Football. She is currently the Irish Language and Cultural Officer in her GAA club in Dunshaughlin, and coaches athletics and GAA in the local area. She is completing an MA in Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge at University College Dublin, where she teaches Irish to undergraduate students as well as international students. Niamh will be a Fulbright FLTA at the University of Montana.

Annie Mary Jowett received a Bachelor of Arts in Irish and French at Queen’s University Belfast. Awarded the Dr Noel J Hamilton Prize for Irish and Celtic Studies, she undertook postgraduate research, and graduated with a Master of Research. Her dissertation explored the linguistic history of her native Wexford by examining evidence found in the county’s placenames. Annie’s thesis focuses on gleaning new dialectal evidence from placenames in South Leinster. She currently works as a Teaching Assistant and is an Irish Language Assistant at Sacred Heart College, Omagh. Annie will teach the Irish language and take classes as an FLTA at the College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

Conchobhar Mac Giolla Bhríde graduated from St Patrick’s College with a Bachelor of Education with Gaeilge. He holds a Master of Education in School Leadership and Management having studied at Dublin City University. Conchobhar is a primary school teacher in County Louth. He has been working with Gael Linn since 2012 and is principal of the Gaeltacht college Coláiste Bhun an Inbhir in Gaoth Dobhair since 2019. He is an active member of the Irish speaking community promoting Gaeilge among people of all ages. Conchobhar will teach the Irish language and take classes as an FLTA at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaulkee.

Caoimhe Ní Chonghaile studied for her Bachelor of Education at Dublin City University. Caoimhe has been partaking in various competitions at Oireachtas na Samhna since childhood and has had poetry and articles published in Dublin City University's magazine, 'Scáthán'. As a teacher, Caoimhe seeks creative and memorable ways of encouraging children to speak Irish. She will be a Fulbright FLTA at the University of Connecticut.

Shauna Ní Dhochartaigh is a Bachelor of Arts in Gaeilge and History student at the University of Galway. A native of Rann na Feirste, in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht, she is a native Irish speaker. Shauna represented the Gaeltacht as the 2022 ‘Gaeltacht Mary’ in the Mary from Dungloe International Arts Festival. Shauna held the position of Debating Officer of the Cumann Gaelach (Irish Language Society) in the University of Galway and guided the society’s debating team to victory in Gael Linn’s Debating Competition at Oireachtas na Samhna 2022. Shauna spent many years involved with Irish Summer colleges. She will be a Fulbright FLTA at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

Eibhlín Seoige NicCormaic graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in Irish. She has lectured about her undergraduate dissertation research at a number of conferences, including in Brussels. She worked as a classroom assistant in an Irish Language Primary school in Belfast. Passionate about Irish Language rights, Eibhlín spent two years as Queen’s University Belfast Irish Language Officer. She is a member of Conradh na Gaeilge’s Coiste Gnó and will be teaching the Irish Language as a Fulbright FLTA at Davidson Community College, North Carolina.

Seán Ó Coistealbha is a native of An Spideal, Connemara. He is a graduate of Irish and history from the University of Galway. He taught in Dublin from 1979-80. Sean worked as a language and cultural officer at Údarás na Gaeltachta from 1980-81. He was Youth Manager at Muintearas Teo and subsequently CEO until January 2023. He is a published poet and has had numerous stage film appearances as an actor. He is passionate about the Irish language, archaeology, heritage, culture and all matters pertaining to the Irish diaspora. Seán will be a Fulbright FLTA at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Niall Páirc graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a degree in Irish. He has worked in Irish-medium education as a classroom assistant and language assistant, while pursuing an MA in Translation at Queen's University Belfast. Niall promotes the Irish language and culture in his local community through Irish classes and his music. Niall will teach Irish in the United States of America as a Fulbright FLTA awardee at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. 

Dámhachtainí Fulbright na hÉireann ag Neartú Chomhchaidreamh na hÉireann-na Stát Aontaithe

   Tacaíonn Malartuithe Oideachais & Cultúir le Nuálaíocht, Taighde & Fás


Dé hAoine 9 Meitheamh 2023: Tá lúcháir ar Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha, An Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán agus Chargé d’Affaires, Ambasáid na Stát Aontaithe, Mike Clausen 37 Dámhachtain Fulbright don bhliain 2023-2024 a fhógairt. Bronnadh Gradaim ar na scoláirí agus na mic léinn ag ócáid i dTeach an Ambasadóra aréir.

Freastalóidh lucht acadúil, gairmithe, mic léinn agus cainteoirí Gaeilge ar 17 institiúid sna Stáit Aontaithe ag tabhairt faoi thaighde, ag déanamh staidéir, ag teagasc agus ag comhoibriú le saineolaithe ina réimsí spéise ó mhí Lúnasa 2023 go mí Lúnasa 2024.

Tá clú agus cáil ar chlár malartaithe Fulbright as iarrthóirí den scoth á roghnú as gach cearn d’oileán na hÉireann chun staidéir a dhéanamh agus obair a dhéanamh le hInstitiúidí sna Stáit Aontaithe thar gach réimse spéise ó shláinte, eolaíocht, teicneolaíocht agus gnó go dtí na healaíona agus cultúr.

Rachaidh na Fulbrighteoirí ag taisteal go dtí 17 Stát ag neadú iad féin in institiúidí ó Institiúid Ailse Dana-Farber i mBostún, Poets House Nua-Eabhrac agus Ollscoil Haváí go dtí an Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC agus East Los Angeles College. Rachaidh Scoláirí Éireannacha Fulbright, Mac Léinn, agus Cúntóirí Teagaisc Teangacha Iasachta (FLTAanna) i dteagmháil freisin le sochaí na Stát Aontaithe agus roinnfidh siad a gcuid eolais agus saineolais nuair a fhilleann siad abhaile.

I mbliana, thug an t-Uachtarán Joe Biden cuairt ar an tír seo. Rachaidh na 37 dámhachtainí Éireannacha go  SAM chun smaointe agus eolas a mhalartú agus chun feidhmiú mar Ambasadóirí Cultúrtha. Neartaíonn siad naisc idir ár dtíortha chun tuiscint agus comhbhá a bhfuil géarghá leo a chothú.

Osclófar an chéad bhabhta eile d’iarratais do Dhámhachtainí Fulbright Gaeilge ar 28 Lúnasa 2023. Ba cheart d’iarrthóirí a bhfuil suim acu ann cuairt a thabhairt ar www.fulbright.ie le heolas sa bhreis a fháil.

Dúirt an tAire Stáit sa Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán, Thomas Byrne TD:

“Tá cairdeas an chaidrimh idir Éire agus na Stáit Aontaithe mar thaca ag ár stair chomhroinnte agus ár gcomhluachanna. Is teist iad Coimisiún Fulbright agus na Fulbrighteoirí, san am a chuaigh thart agus san am atá i láthair, ar na traidisiúin is fearr de mhalartú acadúil agus cultúrta. Tá Rialtas na hÉireann bródúil as an gclár seo, a bhfuil ról riachtanach aige maidir le tuiscint thrasatlantach a chothú agus na naisc iontacha acadúla a chothú, tríd an Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha agus an Roinn Turasóireachta, Ealaíon, Cultúir, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán. Comhghairdeachas ó chroí le lucht Fulbright na hÉireann 2023-2024.”

Dúirt Mike Clausen ó US Chargé d’Affaires:

“Is ionann Clár Fulbright agus tionscnamh malartaithe idirnáisiúnta oideachais agus cultúrtha ceannródaíoch rialtas na Stát Aontaithe. Tá ról ríthábhachtach ag Fulbright maidir leis an gcaidreamh uathúil na Stát Aontaithe agus Éirinn a chothú agus a chur chun cinn. Malartaíonn dámhachtainí Fulbright taighde, eolas, smaointe agus cultúr agus cabhraíonn siad le fadhbanna tábhachtacha domhanda a réiteach. Tréaslaím le lucht bronnta na bliana seo agus guím rath orthu sna Stáit Aontaithe agus níos faide i gcéin.”

Dúirt Cathaoirleach Bhord Choimisiún Fulbright in Éirinn, an tOllamh Diane Negra:

“Labhraím ar son Bhord iomlán Choimisiún Fulbright na hÉireann agus iad ag tréaslú leis na 37 dámhachtainí Fulbright as a gcuid dámhachtainí a fháil. Is ionann Fulbright agus taighde ardleibhéil, sármhaitheas acadúil agus comhoibriú traschultúrtha agus guím gach rath ar na dámhachtainí agus iad ag taisteal go dtí na Stát Aontaithe ag dul isteach i líonra rathúil Alumni gairmiúla, agus ag fáil taithí ar mhalartú cultúrtha agus oideachais saibhir agus uathúil a chuimsíonn Gradaim Fulbright”.

Dúirt Stiúrthóir Feidhmiúcháin, Coimisiún Fulbright in Éirinn, an Dr Dara FitzGerald:

“Tréaslaím leis na buaiteoirí nua as an onóir agus an éacht suntasach a bhain le Gradam Fulbright a bhaint amach. Tá an Coimisiún bródúil as na dámhachtainí Éireannacha a théann i ngleic leis na Stáit agus a fhilleann abhaile chun a gcuid foghlama a roinnt. Ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil leis na comhpháirtithe, na geallsealbhóirí agus na hurraitheoirí a thug tacaíocht dúinn le blianta beaga anuas. Ní féidir tionchar a gcuid tacaíochta, láithreach agus le himeacht ama, a mheas faoina luach.

Gabhaimid buíochas lenár gcomhpháirtithe, le Roinn Stáit na Stát Aontaithe agus leis an Ambasáid i mBaile Átha Cliath, le Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha agus leis an Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán. Táimid buíoch as tacaíocht leanúnach ár n-urraitheoirí dámhachtana Éireannacha: an Bord Taighde Sláinte, Fiontraíocht Éireann, an Ghníomhaireacht um Chaomhnú Comhshaoil, Suirbhéireacht Gheolaíochta Éireann, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Teagasc, Clár Cruthaitheach Éireann agus Institiúidí suntasacha SAM ar nós an Exploratorium, an Smithsonian, an Harry Ransom Centre agus Boston College.

Agus an tacaíocht leanúnach ó institiúidí Éireannacha ar nós Coláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh, An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath, Coláiste Ríoga na Máinlianna in Éirinn, Ollscoil na Gaillimhe, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad, Ollscoil Luimnigh, Fondúireacht Eolaíochta Éireann, Ollscoil Theicneolaíochta an Atlantaigh , Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath, Áras Nua-Ealaíne na hÉireann agus Dánlann Hugh Lane.

Tá fonn orm ár gcaidrimh atá ag fás leis na hOllscoileanna Teicneolaíochta a aithint lena n-áirítear Ollscoil Theicneolaíochta an Atlantaigh, Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Átha Cliath, Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta na Sionainne: Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta na Mumhan agus Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta an Oirdheiscirt. Guímid gach rath orthu agus iad ag forbairt agus cuirfimid tacaí ar fáil dá dtionscnaimh.”

Nóta don Eagarthóir:
Coimisiún Fulbright in Éirinn
Bunaíodh Clár Fulbright in Éirinn sa bhliain 1957 agus bronntar deontais go bliantúil agus ar Éireannaigh agus ar Shaoránaigh ón Aontas Eorpach atá ina gcónaí i bPoblacht na hÉireann ar feadh breis agus cúig bliana, chun staidéar a dhéanamh, taighde a dhéanamh, nó teagasc, nó léachtóireacht a dhéanamh sna Stáit Aontaithe agus go ndéanfadh Meiriceánaigh an rud céanna in Éirinn. Ó bunaíodh é, ghlac breis is 2,500 mac léinn iarchéime, scoláirí, gairmaithe agus múinteoirí ar fud na réimsí spéise go léir páirt sa chlár. Tacaíonn Roinn Stáit SAM agus Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha agus an Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán de chuid Rialtas na hÉireann leis an gCoimisiún. Is carthanas cláraithe é freisin.

Eolas sa bhreis, déan teagmháil le:
Aoife Drinan, Oifigeach Cumarsáide, Coimisiún Fulbright: Aoife.drinan@fulbright.ie / 01-6607670
Grianghraf ó Conor McCabe Photography info@conormccabe.ie

FLTAnna Fulbright


Bhain Abaigéal Ní Dhroma céim chéadonóracha amach sna Teangacha Feidhmeacha ó Ollscoil Luimnigh sa bhliain 2022. Mar chuid dá céim, chaith sí tamall ag múineadh Béarla san Airgintín. Toghadh Abaigéal ina Reachtaire den Chumann Gaelach ina bliain dheireanach san ollscoil. Ceapadh í mar ionadaí na mac léinn don Ghaeilge agus mar bhall de Choiste na Gaeilge leis. Bhronn Uachtarán Ollscoil Luimnigh go leor Gradaim d’Oibrithe Deonacha uirthi as a cuid oibre leis an gCumann Gaelach agus le heagraíochtaí carthanachta éagsúla. Tá MA sa Ghaeilge á críochnú ag Abaigéal in Ollscoil Luimnigh faoi láthair, áit a bhfuil sí ag teagaisc na Gaeilge do mhic léinn fochéime. Tá taithí fhairsing aici ar theagasc na Gaeilge agus chaith sí tréimhse ag múineadh na Gaeilge do mhuintir na Gearmáine le Gaelchultúr. Tá suim mhór ag Abaigéal i gcúrsaí taighde. D’éirigh léi tráchtas fochéime a chur i gcrích in 2022, a dhírigh ar léiriú na mban i litríocht na Nua-Aoise Moiche. Glacadh lena cuid taighde ag an gComhdháil um Thaighde Fochéime na hÉireann agus bronnadh duais tráchtais an Ionaid um staidéar na Nua-Aoise don tráchtas is fearr i réimse na Nua-Aoise Mhoiche uirthi. Díríonn a tráchtas MA ar thábhacht an tosta i gcúrsaí scannánaíochta na Gaeilge. Múinfidh Abaigéal an Ghaeilge agus beidh ranganna éagsúla faoi chaibidil aici agus í ag obair mar FLTA.


Mar scoláire iontrála, bhain Niamh Hetherington céim chéadonóracha amach sa Bhaitsiléir san Oideachas ó Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath. Is múinteoir bunscoile í agus mhúin sí i nGaelscoil na Ríthe ina baile dúchais Domhnach Seachnaill, Contae na Mí. Tá suim mhór aici sa spórt, le suim faoi leith sa lúthchleasaíocht agus sa pheil Ghaelach. Is í an tOifigeach Gaeilge í ina club CLG i nDomhnach Seachnaill, agus bíonn sí ag cóitseáil lúthchleasaíochta agus peil Ghaelach sa cheantar áitiúil. Faoi láthair tá sí i mbun MA Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge sa Choláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, áit a mbíonn sí ag teagasc na Gaeilge do mhic léinn fochéime agus do mhic léinn idirnáisiúnta araon.


Bhain Annie Mary Jowett céim Baitsiléir Ealaíon sa Ghaeilge agus sa Fhraincis amach ag QUB i 2019. Bronnadh an Dr Noel J Hamilton Prize for Irish and Celtic Studies uirthi agus thug sí faoi thaighde iarchéime. Bhain sí Máistreacht Taighde amach ag QUB i 2020, ina bpléadh stair theangeolaíochta Loch Garman, a contae dúchais, tríd anailís a dhéanamh ar fhianaise theanga atá ar fáil i logainmneacha an chontae. Tá spéis ar leith aici i gcanúineolaíocht na Gaeilge; bhronn Roinn na hEacnamaíochta stipinn taighde PhD uirthi. Is é príomhchúram a taighde dochtúireachta ná fianaise canúna úire a bhaint ó logainmneacha Dheisceart Laighean. D’oibrigh sí mar Chúntóir Teanga an Bhéarla i Strasbourg, sa Fhrainc. Faoi láthair, is Cúntóir Teagasc in Ollscoil na Banríona agus is Cúntóir Teanga na Gaeilge í i gColáiste an Chroí Ró-Naofa, san Ómaigh. Tá taithí aici mar Theagascóir TESOL agus Ghnó agus tá cáilíocht TEFL leibhéal 5 aici freisin.


Bhain Conchobhar Mac Giolla Bhríde Baitsiléir Oideachais le Gaeilge amach le Coláiste Phádraig i 2018. Anuas ar sin, tá Máistir Oideachais aige i gCeannaireacht agus Bainistíocht Scoile ó Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath. Is múinteoir bunscoile é, agus múineann sé i scoil mhór i nDún Dealgan, contae Lú. Tá Conchobhar ag obair le Gael Linn ó 2012 fosta, agus ceapadh mar phríomhoide é ar Choláiste Bhun an Inbhir i nGaoth Dobhair i 2019. Is ceolteoir an-dhíograsach é, agus ball gníomhach den phobal Gaelach áitiúil. Tá sé gníomhach leis an gcraobh áitiúil de Chonradh na Gaeilge agus óg-eagras Ógras, ag cur na Gaeilge chun cinn i measc réimse aoiseanna agus cúlraí.


Is as an Spidéal i gContae na Gaillimhe do Chaoimhe Ní Chonghaile.  D'fhreastail sí ar Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath, áit a ndearna sí staidéar ar mhúinteoireacht bunscoile.  Tá an-suim aici i gcúrsaí drámaíochta, díospóireachta agus ceoil; suim a cothaíodh tríd an nGaeilge. Tá sí ag glacadh páirte i gcomórtais éagsúla ag Oireachtas na Samhna ó bhí sí ina páiste agus foilsíodh cuid dá píosaí filíochta agus iriseoireachta in iris 'Scáthán' Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath. Mar mhúinteoir Gaelscoile, bíonn Caoimhe i gcónaí ag smaoineamh ar bhealaí taitneamhacha suntasacha leis an nGaeilge a chur i mbéal na bpáistí agus grá do theanga agus do chultúr na hÉireann a spreagadh iontu. Beidh sí ag obair mar FLTA i Connecticut.


Is iníon léinn Gaeilge & Stair í Shauna Ní Dhochartaigh in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe. Rugadh agus tógadh i Rann na Feirste, i gcroí lár Gaeltacht Thír Chonaill í.
Rinne Shauna ionadaíocht ar an Ghaeltacht i bhFéile Ealaíon Idirnáisiúnta Mháire an Chlocháin Léith. Is cúis onóir agus bród di a bheith mar ambasadóir do theanga agus cultúr na nGael.
Bhí ról gníomhach aici ar choiste Cumann Gaelach Ollscoil na Gaillimhe mar Oifigeach Díospóireachta agus d’éirigh lena foireann an chéad áit a bhaint amach i gComórtas Díospóireachta Gael Linn ag Oireachtas na Samhna 2022.

Bhí tionchar ollmhór ar na coláistí samhraidh ar Shauna agus í ag fás aníos, chaith sí go leor ama i gColáiste Bhríde, Rann na Feirste agus Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne i dTeileann. Bheartaigh Shauna dul i dtreo an teagaisc mar gheall gur mhaith léi a grá don teanga agus don chultúr Gaelach a roinnt le daoine eile.


D’éirigh le hEibhlín NicCormaic céim a fháil sa Ghaeilge in Ollscoil na Banríona anuraidh. Le linn na bliana tá sí tar éis labhairt ag cúpla comhdháil ar a taighde tráchtais, comhdháil sa Bhruiséil san áireamh. I ndiaidh na hollscoile thosaigh sí ag obair mar chúntóir ranga i nGaelscoil i mBéal Feirste.

Tá sí paiseanta faoi cheartaí teanga, agus chaith sí dhá bhliain mar Oifigeach na Gaeilge san ollscoil. Is ball do Choiste Gnó Chonradh na Gaeilge í. Beidh sí ag múineadh na Gaeilge mar FLTA.


Rugadh agus togadh i nGaeltacht Chonamara Seán Ó Coistealbha. Rinne sé ceim i nGaeilge agus stair i gcolaiste na hOllscoile Gaillimhe agus ard Teastais san Oideachais. Theagasc sé i mBaile Átha Cliath ar feadh bliana - 1979/ 1980 agus chaith sé dha bhliain ag obair in Udaras na Gaeltachta mar Oifigeach Cultuir agus Teangan. Thaisteal sé agusd’oibrigh sé sa tSealann Nua, Astrail agus Meiricea ar feadh 5 bhliana. Fostaiodh me mar Bhainisteoir Oige i Muintearas i 1986 agus mar Phriomh Fheidhmeannach i 1996. Ta me ar scoir o Mhuintearas o Eanar na bliaba seo. Dha leabhar filiochta foilsithevagam agus an triu ceann ag na foilsitheoiri faoi lathair. Pairteach i roinnt mhaith Dramai agus Scanain. Speis mhor sa Seán dalaiocht agus cursai Oidhreachta. Seoanna filiochta deanta aige i Meiricea, Ceanada agus i dTiortha ar fud na hEorpa.


Chéimigh Niall Páirc ó Ollscoil na Banríona Béal Feirste le céim sa Ghaeilge. Ó shin, bhí sé ag obair sa Ghaelscolaíocht mar chúntóir ranga agus mar chúntóir teanga, agus é ag déanamh staidéir ar ME san Aistriúchán ag Ollscoil na Banríona. Lasmuigh den obair agus den staidéar, cuireann Niall an Ghaeilge agus cultúr Gaelach chun cinn ina cheantar áitiúil trí ranganna Gaeilge agus a chuid ceoil. Beidh Niall ag dul chun Gaeilge a theagasc na Stát Aontaithe Mheiriceá mar dhámhachtaí Fulbright FLTA.



Is Comhalta Iardhochtúireachta le Comhairle um Thaighde in Éirinn é an Dr James Britton i Roinn na Fiseolaíochta, Coláiste an Leighis in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe. Tá a PhD dírithe ar dheisiú fíocháin néaracha agus straitéisí athghiniúna agus forbairt feistí bithleighis. Tá a chomhaltacht iardhochtúireachta dírithe ar néarmhodlú fuaimiúil agus ar fhorbairt straitéisí nua idirghabhála leighis. Mar Scoláire Fulbright-OÉ ag an Chalasani Lab, Salk Institute, California, fiosróidh James úsáid Sonogenetics chun lámhaigh leictreach néaróin a mhodhnú agus conas is féidir an teicníocht seo a úsáid chun riochtaí néareolaíocha a chóireáil.

Bronnadh PhD in Innealtóireacht Mheicniúil ar an Dr Brian Hand ó Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta na Mumhan. Dhírigh a chuid taighde ar dhearadh aerdinimiciúil agus ar bharrfheabhsú VAWT. Bronnadh Bonn Cré-umha Tionscadal is Fearr Institiúid na nInnealtóirí Meicniúla ar an Dr Hand mar aitheantas ar a ghnóthachtáil acadúil. Thosaigh sé in Ionad Taighde MaREI i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh mar Innealtóir Taighde le linn 2019. Is Comhalta den Údarás um Ard-Oideachas é an Dr Hand agus tá MA sa Teagasc agus san Fhoghlaim á críochnú aici faoi láthair. Mar Scoláire Fulbright-EPA, taistealóidh an Dr Hand chuig Ollscoil Stanford.

Is Ollamh Comhlach é an Dr William Kinsella sa Choláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, áit a bhfuil baint aige le hoideachas gairmiúil múinteoirí, múinteoirí oideachais speisialta, síceolaithe oideachais, ceannairí scoile agus cúntóirí riachtanas speisialta. Mar Scoláire Fulbright, beidh sé á óstáil ag Ollscoil Columbia, Nua-Eabhrac. Is é fócas a thaighde ná ‘Ilchultúrachas, Riachtanais Speisialta Oideachais agus Oideachas Uilechuimsitheach’. Tá sé mar aidhm ag an taighde na bacainní ar chuimsiú éifeachtach na mac léinn imirceach a bhfuil riachtanais bhreise oideachais acu i gcórais oideachais, agus i seomraí ranga rialta nuair is féidir, a aithint agus na héascaitheoirí a bhaineann leo agus béim á leagan ar impleachtaí d’oideachas tosaigh múinteoirí agus don oideachas gairmiúil síceolaithe oideachais, múinteoirí oideachais speisialta agus cúntóirí riachtanas speisialta.

Is Comhalta Sinsearach Taighde é an Dr Olwyn Mahon i nDámh na hEolaíochta agus na hInnealtóireachta in Ollscoil Luimnigh. Dhírigh a PhD ar scafallanna in-ionchlannaithe imdhíon-mhodúla a fhorbairt chun lochtanna cnámh a athghiniúint. Díríonn a taighde reatha ar chórais mhúnla ionadaíocha in vitro d’ailsí urological meiteastáiteacha a fhorbairt. Mar Scoláire Fulbright, beidh Olwyn ina óstach ag Institiúid Ailse Dana-Farber, Scoil Leighis Harvard agus déanfaidh sé iniúchadh ar úsáid mhúnlaí lucha eagarthóireachta genome CRISPR de mheitastasis cnámh agus cur chuige seicheamhaithe cille aonair multiomic chun micrea-thimpeallacht siadaí a thuiscint in othair le meiteastatach. ailsí urological.

Is scríbhneoir seanbhunaithe ficsean leanaí é an Dr Kevin Mc Dermott, cleachtóir ealaíon san oideachas a bhfuil taithí aige agus tacadóir don scríbhneoireacht chruthaitheach san oideachas. D’oibrigh sé ar roinnt cónaitheachtaí scoilbhunaithe scríbhneoireacht chruthaitheach, le tacaíocht ó Éigse Éireann agus Tionscadal Leabharlann Taispeána an TSCS. Mar Scoláire de chuid Fulbright-Éire Cruthaitheach, ag obair leis an Tionscadal Náisiúnta Scríbhneoireachta i mBerkeley, forbróidh sé an teoiric agus an cleachtas a bhaineann le casadh le scríbhneoirí óga i gceardlann na scríbhneoireachta cruthaithí d’fhonn iad a éascú chun a dtaithí a fhiosrú, a cheistiú agus a cheiliúradh.

Tá an Dr Natalie McEvoy ina Léachtóir Taighde StarR in Altranas Cúraim Chriticiúil i gColáiste Ríoga na Máinlianna in Éirinn (RCSI). Tá taithí chliniciúil Natalie in Altranas an Aonaid Dianchúraim (ICU). D’oibrigh Natalie ar roinnt staidéar taighde a bhaineann le COVID-19, lena n-áirítear an chéad triail chliniciúil cheadaithe in Éirinn chun tástáil a dhéanamh ar COVID-19. Dhírigh a PhD ar bhrath othrais brú i measc othar ICU. Mar Scoláire Fulbright-OÉ, taistealóidh Natalie chuig Ospidéal na Leanaí in Philadelphia chun staidéar taighde a dhéanamh a bhfuil sé mar aidhm aige painéal a bhaineann go sonrach le ICU a fhorbairt a dhéanfaidh iniúchadh ar an ngaol idir riachtanais othar agus foireann altraí leis an sprioc leas iomlán a bhaint as othar, altraí agus torthaí córais.

Is Ollamh Cúnta é an Dr Gavin Murphy i Scoil an Oideachais, Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath, áit a stiúrann sé snáithe Ceannaireachta agus Beartais an Mháistir Oideachais agus is Comhordaitheoir Tráchtais Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas é. Díríonn taighde Gavin ar oideachas gairmiúil a fhiosrú, le béim faoi leith ar mhúinteoirí agus ar cheannairí scoile. Pléann sé leis an idirghníomhú idir cothromas, éagsúlacht, agus cuimsiú laistigh de bheartas oideachais, ceannaireacht agus oideachas gairmiúil. In 2020/21 bhunaigh Gavin an tsraith seimineár poiblí ‘In Conversation With’. Beidh Gavin ina Chomhalta Domhanda Cuairte Chen Yidan ag Scoil Oideachais Iarchéime Harvard, áit a gcríochnóidh sé a Ghradam Fulbright freisin.

Is Ollamh le Altranas Cliniciúil i gCúram Sláinte do Dhaoine Scothaosta í an tOllamh Corina Naughton. Mar Scoláire Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact ag Ollscoil California, is é an sprioc atá aici ná cáilíocht agus dínit an chúraim do dhaoine scothaosta a fheabhsú ar fud suíomhanna cúram sláinte. Is comhcheapachán é a ról mar ollamh cliniciúil idir an Scoil Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais (SoNM), Coláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh agus Grúpa Ospidéal an Iardheiscirt/Deisceart na Seirbhíse Sláinte (SSWHG) agus is í an chéad cheapachán dá leithéid in Altranas na hÉireann é. Díríonn a cuid spéiseanna taighde agus oideachais ar aistriú fianaise ar ábhair lena n-áirítear cur i bhfeidhm conairí leochaileachta agus néaltrú, cúram bunúsach (slógadh, cothú agus cognaíocht), pleanáil cúraim roimh ré agus seirbhísí comhtháite pobail.

Is léachtóir le Gaeilge í an Dr Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill i Scoil an Bhéarla, na Gaeilge agus na Cumarsáide in Ollscoil Luimnigh. Ba í an Chomhairle um Thaighde in Éirinn a mhaoinigh a tráchtas dochtúireachta ar bhéaloideas agus ar thraidisiúin bhéil Thír Seoighe, i gContae na Gaillimhe agus I gContae Mhaigh Eo. Is é a céad monagraf go dtí seo, An Chaora Ghlas agus Scéalta Eile as Seanadh Farracháin, staidéar ar scéalta béaloidis idirnáisiúnta a bailíodh i Scoil Náisiúnta Sheanadh Farracháin, Co. na Gaillimhe, 1937-38, faoi choimirce Bhailiúchán Bhéaloideas Éireann. Mar Scoláire Fulbright atá lonnaithe in Ollscoil Indiana, Bloomington, déanfaidh a tionscadal taighde anailís ar scéalta béaloidis na hÉireann agus na Gaeilge arna n-insint ag scéalaithe baineanna.

Is Ollamh Cúnta í an Dr Juliette O'Connell i gCleachtas Teiripeach agus Cógaisíochta i Scoil na Cógaisíochta agus na nEolaíochtaí Cógaisíochta, Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath. Bronnadh PhD uirthi ó Choláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath as a cuid taighde ar an ualach cógas i measc daoine fásta breacaosta a bhfuil míchumas intleachta orthu agus as an mbaint atá aige le feidhm fhisiciúil agus laige. Mar Scoláire Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact, comhoibreoidh sí leis an gColáiste Cógaisíochta agus leis an gColáiste Sláinte Poiblí in Ollscoil Kentucky. Tá sé beartaithe ag Juliette eolas ón taighde seo a chur i bhfeidhm chun idirghabhálacha a fhorbairt agus a chur i bhfeidhm chun úsáid fhadhbach opióideach a bhainistiú i gcúram príomhúil, bunaithe ar straitéisí maoirseachta opióideach i Kentucky agus arna oiriúnú do chomhthéacs na hÉireann.

Tá an Dr Jane O'Hanlon ina Ceann Oideachais le hÉigse Éireann/Éigse Éireann. Tá a cuid oibre dírithe ar rochtain a chruthú dóibh siúd a bhféadfadh rochtain ar rannpháirtíocht oideachais agus chultúrtha a bheith srianta dóibh. Mar Scoláire Fulbright, caithfidh Jane am i dTeach an Fhile, Páirc Battery, Nua Eabhrac, ag foghlaim agus ag malartú smaointe, cur chuige agus saineolais, agus ag breathnú ar The Poets House ag freastal ar an bpobal agus ar an bpobal filíochta araon. Cruthóidh sé seo líonraí nua, saibhreoidh sé an smaointeoireacht agus rannchuideoidh sé le tuiscint agus fís níos leithne, de réir mar a fhorbraíonn Poetry Ireland The Poetry Centre, 11 Cearnóg Parnell Thoir agus de réir mar a éiríonn sé neadaithe, agus go mór mar chuid de, an t-ionad rathúil agus an fhilíocht. pobal ilghnéitheach Lár Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath.

Is Ollamh le Cumarsáid Pholaitiúil in Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath é an tOllamh Kevin Rafter áit a raibh sé ina Cheann ar Scoil na Cumarsáide agus ina Dhéan Comhlach Taighde. Tá go leor foilsithe aige ar pholaitíocht agus ar na meáin in Éirinn. Áirítear lena chuid leabhar ‘Taoisigh and the Arts’ (2022) agus ‘Resilient Reporting: Media Coverage of Irish Elections since 1969’ (2020). D’oibrigh sé mar iriseoir polaitíochta agus bhí poist shinsearacha aige le Nuacht RTÉ, leis an Irish Times, leis an Sunday Times agus leis an Sunday Tribune chomh maith le bheith ina eagarthóir ar an iris Magill. Ceapadh é ina Chathaoirleach ar Chomhairle Ealaíon na hÉireann i Meitheamh 2019. Mar Scoláire Fulbright i Boston College, oibreoidh sé ar leabhar dar teideal, ‘Ireland in the 1980s’. Áiríonn an tionscadal scrúdú ar thionchar SAM ar bheartas eacnamaíoch na hÉireann agus ar an gcoimhlint i dTuaisceart Éireann.

Is Léachtóir Acadúil Cliniciúil in Oinceolaíocht Chliniciúil é an Dr Gerard Walls in Ionad Ailse Thuaisceart Éireann agus in Ollscoil na Banríona, Béal Feirste, agus is alumnus é de Chlár Oiliúna Acadúil Cliniciúil na hÉireann de chuid Bhord Taighde Wellcome-Sláinte (ICAT). Ina chleachtas cliniciúil, speisialtóireacht Gerard i radaiteiripe agus teiripe shistéamach do gach céim den ailse scamhóg. Féachann Gerard le prognóis othar a bhfuil ailse scamhóg orthu a fheabhsú trí chóireáil a oiriúnú níos fearr. Mar Scoláire Tionchair Sláinte Fulbright-HRB, beidh Gerard ag obair leis an bhfoireann taighde Cairdi-Oinceolaíochta is fearr ar domhan in Ollscoil Washington St. Louis chun anailís bhreise a dhéanamh ar an idirghníomhaíocht idir radaiteiripe agus sláinte chardashoithíoch in othair a bhfuil ailse scamhóg ort

Is Ollamh Comhlach é an Dr Thomas Walsh sa Roinn Oideachais, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad. Díríonn leasanna taighde Tom go príomha ar stair an oideachais agus forbairtí beartais oideachais chomhaimseartha thar gach earnáil den chóras oideachais in Éirinn. Mar chuid dá dhámhachtain Fulbright ag Ollscoil an Iarthuaiscirt, déanfaidh Tom iniúchadh ar fhorbairt bheartais oideachais, ar phróisis idirghabhála agus achtaithe i gcóras Scoil Phoiblí Chicago. Feabhsóidh an taighde an tuiscint atá ann faoi láthair maidir leis an bpoitéinseal atá ag an mbonneagar leibhéal meso chun tacú le forbairt polasaí oideachais i gcomhthéacs na hÉireann.

Is Ollamh Comhlach le Béarla agus Stiúrthóir Taighde ar Scoil an Bhéarla, Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath é an Dr Pádraic Whyte. Tá sé ina stiúrthóir ar an gclár i Litríocht Leanaí agus ina chomheagarthóir ar ‘Children’s Literature Collections: Approaches to Research’ a bhuaigh Gradam Leabhar Athchóirithe Litríocht Leanaí an Chumainn Idirnáisiúnta um Thaighde, 2019. Mar Scoláire Fulbright in Ollscoil Haváí, déanfaidh sé iniúchadh ar an ngaol idir Éirinn agus Haváí ó thaobh scéalaíochta, oileáin, agus féiniúlachtaí i litríocht na bpáistí. Rachaidh sé go Hawai’i chun comóradh céad bliain ó foilsíodh bailiúchán Padraic Colum de mhiotais Haváís ‘At the Gateways of the Day’ a bhí mar thoradh ar chuireadh ó Reachtóir na haváí


Bhain Joe Coulter céim amach ó Ollscoil na Banríona, Béal Feirste le Baitsiléir Eolaíochta i dTeicneolaíocht Faisnéise Gnó. D’oibrigh Joe le Panarts i ról margaíochta agus ambasadóra, ag cur chun cinn agus ag ceiliúradh na nasc cultúrtha idir Béal Feirste agus Nashville. Mar Scoláire Fulbright TechImpact, beidh Joe á óstáil ag Ollscoil Belmont, Nashville, Tennessee, áit a ndíreoidh a thaighde ar chlár TF saincheaptha a chruthaigh sé chun cabhrú le scileanna TF na gceoltóirí níos sine a fhorbairt. Déanfaidh Joe a chuid taighde Fulbright i mBéal Feirste a mhacasamhlú, rud a chruthóidh pobal idirnáisiúnta foghlaimeoirí. Díríonn taighde níos leithne Joe ar na comhéadain idir teicneolaíocht, síocháin agus na healaíona.

Cairdeolaí acadúil agus neamh-ionrach é an Dr Michael Daly a bhfuil spéis aige san íomháú cardashoithíoch ilmhódúil, electrocardiography, agus oideachas foirne ildisciplíneacha agus mac léinn leighis. Sa bhliain 2022, ainmníodh é mar ‘Múinteoir is Nuálacha na Bliana’ ag Gradaim an Times Higher Education i Londain, as a chuid oibre iardhochtúireachta a d’fheabhsaigh oideachas agus foghlaim sa chairdeolaíocht chliniciúil trí ionsamhlú hibrideach lán-tascanna. Tá MA sa Scríbhneoireacht Chruthaitheach ag an Dr Daly ag díriú ar dhrámaíocht, MD in Oideachas agus Insamhladh Leighis, agus PhD sa Chairdeolaíocht. Bronntar Scoláireacht Fulbright-TechImpact air ar Scoil Leighis Ollscoil Stanford i gCalifornia, chun clár oideachais Míochaine atá bunaithe ar insint a fhorbairt ag úsáid ionsamhlúcháin.


Is Ollamh Comhlach le hIriseoireacht in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe é an tOllamh Comhlach Tom Felle. D’oibrigh sé mar iriseoir agus mar chomhfhreagraí eachtracha in Éirinn, sa RA, sa Bhruiséil, i Sydney agus i mBéiriút sular aistrigh sé go dtí an saol acadúil. Cuimsíonn a spéiseanna taighde nuacht dhigiteach, fíorú, iriseoireacht sonraí-tiomáinte, "nuacht bréige" agus dífhaisnéis, agus ábhair a bhaineann leis an daonlathas mar mhuinín, trédhearcacht agus cuntasacht. Chuir sé comhairle agus fianaise ar fáil do rialtais náisiúnta agus don AE, agus chomhoibrigh sé le gníomhaireacht imirce na Náisiún Aontaithe, IOM, mar phríomh-chomhpháirtí acadúil don Global Immigration Media Academy ó 2020-2022. Mar Scoláire Fulbright beidh sé ag obair ar scríbhneoireacht chruthaitheach, iriseoireacht, agus tionscadail idirnáisiúnaithe le East Los Angeles College, California.


Is taighdeoir deochanna agus drámadóir í Susan Boyle. Tá a cuid taighde PhD ag an Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta, Baile Átha Cliath i Staidéar Deochanna agus baineann sé le feidhmíocht, scéalaíocht agus céadfach eispéiris deochanna tumoideachais. Faigheann sí tacaíocht ó Scoláireacht Sármhaitheasa TU Bhaile Átha Cliath agus maoiniú ón Centre for Franco-Irish Studies. Mar Chomhaltacht Músaem Fulbright-Creative Ireland sa Smithsonian, cuirfidh Susan tús le comhaltacht ag Músaem Smithsonian de Stair Mheiriceá, Washington DC ag fiosrú tionchar na n-inimirceach Eorpach ar ghrúdaireacht agus driogadh réamh-thoirmeasc sna S.A.

Is mac léinn PhD é Conall Geoghegan Moore i saotharlann Host-Paathogen Interaction de chuid Ollscoil Mhá Nuad, arna mhaoiniú ag an gComhairle um Thaighde in Éirinn. Tá sé mar aidhm ag taighde Conall léargas a thabhairt ar neamhchinnteachtaí leanúnacha maidir le ról na próitéine DDX3X daonna i ngalar. Tá sé ag súil le léargais nua a sholáthar ar fheidhmeanna ocsamorónacha cosúil le DDX3X agus an chuma air go bhfuil siad in ann sinn a chosaint ó dhul chun cinn ailse agus ionfhabhtuithe víreasacha agus iad a chur chun cinn. Mar Dhámhachtain Fulbright, cuirfidh Conall uirlisí ríomhaireachtúla speisialaithe i bhfeidhm chun anailís a dhéanamh ar shonraí seicheamhaithe RNA ag Ollscoil California (UCSC).

Is iarrthóir Ph.D. é Luke Gibbons i gColáiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath. Fiosraíonn a chuid taighde dualgais stiúrthóirí agus rioscaí aeráide agus tá sé maoinithe ag Scoláireacht Rialtas na hÉireann de chuid Chomhairle Taighde na hÉireann. Mar Ghradam Fulbright-EPA, díreoidh sé ar ghnéithe SAM dá thráchtas ag Scoil Dlí Harvard. Tá LL.B. aige. le Bonn Óir ó Choláiste na Tríonóide agus BCL, Máistreacht sa Dlí, ó Ollscoil Oxford áit ar bhain sé Gradam amach mar Scoláire Honoré. Bhunaigh Luke an tionscnamh oideachais EnviED, tionscadal ar bronnadh é mar an Duine Óg is Scothálaí in Éirinn faoi 40 do Cheannaireacht Acadúil 2021. Ainmníodh Luke Mac Léinn Dlí na Bliana 2022 in Éirinn mar aitheantas ar a thaighde.

Is mac léinn PhD é Eoin Oude Essink in TU Bhaile Átha Cliath, áit a bhfuil sé ag fiosrú na dteicneolaíochtaí fuaraithe is fearr a oireann d’Ionad Sonraí na hÉireann. Mar gheall ar a spéis i réimse na teirmidinimic, na teicneolaíochta agus na leictreonaice, rinne sé a mháistreacht i gColáiste na Tríonóide, áit ar d’fhiosraigh sé an poitéinseal a bhaineann le modhnú aistrithe teasa micreascála ag baint úsáide as struchtúir dhífhoirmithe. Mar Ghradam Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland in Ollscoil Purdue, rachaidh Eoin isteach san Ionad Taighde um Theicneolaíochtaí Fuarú chun taighde a dhéanamh ar thionchar fuaraithe leachta neamhshiméadrach ar CPUanna agus GPUanna nua-aimseartha. Tá duaiseanna buaite ag Eoin as a chuid dearaí innealtóireachta ar nós an ‘Topology Responsible Part Challenge’.

Is ealaíontóir Éireannach í Áine McBride/Mac Giolla Bhríde atá ag obair i réimse na dealbhóireachta. Déanann a gcuid oibre breithnithe soiléir ar an suíomh agus ar an gcorp suite trí shocruithe dealbhóireachta céimnithe. I measc na dtaispeántas a rinneadh le déanaí tá seónna aonair ag an Ionad Cultúrtha Réigiúnach, Leitir Ceanainn, agus Mother's Tankstation, Baile Átha Cliath. Tá siad ag obair faoi láthair ar sheó atá le teacht in Void, Doire, agus saothar coimisiúnaithe do Kunstverein Aughrim, 2023/2024. Mar Iníon Léinn Fulbright, críochnóidh siad tréimhse taighde agus staidéir ar an gclár MFA ag Bard College, Nua-Eabhrac.

Is mac léinn PhD san innealtóireacht bhithleighis é Terence McSweeney in Ollscoil Oulu, in san Fhionlainn. Tá a chuid oibre mar chuid de thionscadal ITN Marie Skłodowska-Curie dar teideal Disc4All agus díríonn sé ar mheaisínfhoghlaim agus il-omics chun dul i ngleic le léirmhíniú sonraí íomháithe i ndíghiniúint diosca idir-vertebral. Féachann an obair seo le fáil amach feinitíopaí sonraí-tiomáinte ar dhíghiniúint dioscaí atá ábhartha go cliniciúil. Mar Mhac Léinn Fulbright ag Ollscoil California (UCSF), Lárionad Lárnach do Bhitheolaíocht Mhatánchnámharlaigh sa Leigheas, fiosróidh Terence sonraí íomháithe ó chohóirt bhreise i SAM, rud a ligfidh dó tarraingt ar an saineolas fairsing atá ar fáil in intleacht shaorga agus bithleighis a bhaineann leis an spine. ag UCSF.

Is croí-oiliúnaí máinliachta é an Dr Lukas O'Brien i máinliacht plaisteach agus atógálach le Coláiste Ríoga na Máinlianna in Éirinn (RCSI). Fuair sé a chéim leighis (MB BCh BAO) ó Choláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath; áit a raibh sé ina scoláire Ad Astra, máistreacht sna heolaíochtaí máinliachta (MCh) ó OÉ Gaillimh agus Ballraíocht de RCSI (MRCS). Tá máistreacht á déanamh aige i mbeartas agus i mbainistíocht sláinte in Ollscoil Yale. Tá 3 dioplóma aige i dtaibhiú ceoil clasaiceach (dipLCM, ATCL, LTCL). Tá craobh iomána Faoi 21 na hÉireann buaite aige freisin. Mar Mhac Léinn Fulbright, freastalóidh sé ar Ollscoil Columbia.

Is mac léinn PhD sa mhatamaitic é Andrew Ó hEachteirn agus Scoláire Clarendon in Ollscoil Oxford. Baineann a chuid taighde le húsáid a bhaint as anailís matamaitice chun dinimic spásúlachta scaipeadh próitéin nimhiúil i ngalar Alzheimer a fhiosrú. Chaith sé bliain mar thaighdeoir ag Saotharlann Bitheolaíocht Mhóilíneach na hEorpa in Ollscoil Heidelberg sular ghlac sé céim mháistreachta sa mhatamaitic ag Cambridge. Mar Dhámhachtain Mac Léinn Fulbright, déanfaidh sé tionscadal taighde teoiriciúil ar an ról atá ag damáiste cerebrovascular i carnadh agus iomadú próitéiní amyloid, i gcomhar leis an Living Matter Lab ag Ollscoil Stanford.

Is céimí sa Dlí í ó Choláiste na Tríonóide í Jessica O’Neill. Tá Jessica le bheith ina haturnae le McCann FitzGerald LLP. Le linn a cuid oiliúna, chríochnaigh Jessica iasacht leis an gCoimisiún um Chosaint Sonraí agus bhí sí ina hEagarthóir leis an Hibernian Law Journal. Glacadh Jessica mar aturnae dlí i Stát Nua-Eabhrac i mí Mheán Fómhair 2022 agus glacadh ar Rolla na nAturnaetha in Éirinn í. Mar Dhámhachtain Fulbright, beidh Jessica ag freastal ar Scoil Dlí Harvard chun tabhairt faoi LL.M. ag díriú ar an dlí bunreachtúil agus rialúcháin.

Tá an Dr Daniel O'Reilly ina Oilí Ard-Speisialtachta Péidiatraiceach Ginearálta agus ina chomhalta d'Oiliúint Acadúil Chliniciúil na hÉireann (ICAT) ó Choláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath. Is mac léinn PhD é i ngrúpa taighde OSPS Conway UCD faoi láthair agus tá taighde Daniel dírithe ar ghníomhachtú pláitíní a úsáid chun leanaí réamhthéarmacha a mbeidh ionfhabhtuithe orthu a aithint. Tá BSc i Sláinte agus Galar an Duine críochnaithe ag Daniel i gColáiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath, sa Leigheas i gColáiste Ríoga na Máinlianna in Éirinn agus MSc i Sláinte Leanaí agus Péidiatraiceach i Imperial College London. Mar Mhac Léinn Fulbright, rachaidh Daniel chuig Ollscoil Rochester le hiniúchadh a dhéanamh ar an tionchar atá ag bitheolaíocht pláitíní ar ghalar scamhóige.

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