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Fulbright Irish Awardees Forge Links in the USA

2024-25 Fulbright Irish Awardees with Minister Thomas Byrne, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Mike Clausen, Fulbright Ireland Board Chair Professor Paul Donnelly and Fulbright Commission in Ireland Executive Director Dr Dara FitzGerald.



Friday, 14th June, 2024: The Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and the Embassy of the United States of America in Dublin are pleased to announce 21 Fulbright Irish Awardees for 2024-2025. Recipients were presented with Awards at a ceremony in Iveagh House last night.

The Fulbright bilateral exchange programme has facilitated academic and cultural exchanges and strengthened Ireland-U.S. relations since 1957. The programme has a reputation for selecting exceptional candidates from across Ireland to study and work in disciplines ranging from health, science, technology and business to culture, the arts and the Irish language. Academics, professionals, students and scholars will research, study, teach and collaborate with experts at leading U.S. institutions. Their innovative research will have lasting impacts for society.

From August 2024 to August 2025, Fulbright Irish Scholars, Students and Professionals will attend diverse institutions ranging from the University of Puerto Rico, New York University and the University of Maine to the University of Colorado Denver, The New School and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Awardees will research an exciting range of fields including urban studies, literature, information science, public health, fine arts, political science, engineering, physics, pharmacology, journalism, and genetics. Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) will teach the Irish language at such universities as Davidson-Davie Community College, Catholic University of America, the University of Montana, and the University of Notre Dame to name a few.

Irish awardees will serve as cultural ambassadors in the U.S. and share their knowledge, ideas and experience when they return home. Inspired by the mission and ethos of the Fulbright Commission, they will strengthen connections between the U.S. and Ireland and contribute to creating a global culture of understanding that is vital in today’s ever more polarised world.

The Fulbright Irish Awards will open on 29th August, 2024. Interested candidates should visit www.fulbright.ie for more information.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Minister of State for Sport, Physical Education and the Gaeltacht at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and at the Department of Education, Thomas Byrne T.D., said…

“The Fulbright Programme plays a crucial role in sustaining the close relationship that the United States and Ireland enjoy. As Fulbright Awardees across all disciplines embark on academic and cultural exchanges across the U.S., they serve as ambassadors for Ireland, forging academic links through innovative research, building global understanding, and representing the best of the island of Ireland. Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants teach the Irish language, embody Irish culture and share their learnings upon return. The Department of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and the Department of Foreign Affairs proudly support this programme. I extend my sincere congratulations to the 2024-2025 Fulbright Irish Awardees.”

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Mike Clausen, said…

“Fulbright is the largest and most prestigious international educational and cultural exchange program in the world. It plays an essential role in strengthening ties between the United States and Ireland and fostering mutual understanding. Through educational and cultural exchanges, Fulbright awardees work together toward common goals and finding solutions to global issues, ensuring that the spirit of transatlantic friendship continues to thrive. I warmly wish this year’s awardees every success.”

 Chair of the Fulbright Commission Ireland Board, Professor Paul Donnelly, said…

“As Chair of the Fulbright Ireland Board, I am delighted to congratulate the recipients of the 2024-2025 Fulbright Irish Awards. In a year that saw the Commission award Fulbright Public Service Awards to Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi and Dr. Anthony Fauci, so too do Fulbright awardees represent the core Fulbright values of meticulous, innovative and high-quality research and teaching in service to the public good. As they begin their cultural and educational exchanges in the U.S., awardees join a distinguished global network of Fulbright alumni, experts, peers and colleagues who have achieved success and accolades in all disciplines. I wish the new awardees an enjoyable and fruitful experience in the United States.”

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

“Each year, I take pride in the outstanding, passionate recipients of the Fulbright Irish Awards, and I’m filled with renewed hope and optimism for their service to Ireland. This year is no different. Fulbrighters create an impact not only through innovative research, teaching, or study, but through immersing themselves in the culture of a country and sharing their knowledge and ideas when they return home. I am certain that the empathy, understanding and passion of the Irish awardees will contribute to a global culture of understanding in today’s increasingly polarised world. Comhghairdeas to our new awardees!

The Commission is deeply grateful for the 67 years of support from our partners, stakeholders and sponsors, including 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.

I wish to thank our Irish award sponsors: Health Research Board; Environmental Protection Agency; Geological Survey Ireland; National University of Ireland; Teagasc; the Creative Ireland Programme; notable U.S. Institutions such as the Exploratorium, the Smithsonian, the Harry Ransom Center and Boston College, Florida Polytechnic University, the University of Southern California, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School; and Irish institutions such as University College Cork, Technological University of the Shannon, Technological University of Dublin, AMBER Research, 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 of Advanced Studies, and the Hugh Lane Gallery. I would also like to acknowledge our growing relationship with the Technological Universities in Ireland.”

Note to the Editor:
The Fulbright Commission in Ireland
The Fulbright Programme in Ireland was established in 1957 and annually awards grants for Irish citizens, and E.U. citizens resident in the Republic of Ireland for 5+ years, to study, research, or teach / lecture in the U.S. and for Americans to do the same in Ireland. Since its formation, over 2,500 postgraduate students, scholars, professionals, and teachers across all disciplines have participated in the programme between the U.S. and Ireland. The Commission is supported by the U.S. Department of State and the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. It is also a registered charity.

For further information, please contact:
Aoife Drinan, Fulbright Commission: Aoife.drinan@fulbright.ie  / 01-6607670 
Photography from Robbie Reynolds: info@robbiereynoldsphotography.ie



Dr Nuria de Cos Lara is a researcher and a poet. Her research focuses on 20th century Spanish and Irish poetry, with a particular focus on modernism and the works of Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958). As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr de Cos will research Jiménez’s importance for the international literary stage, which will in turn help further highlight the strong ties that Jiménez, as a Spanish exile and poet, had to the Caribbean, the U.S., and Ireland. The project will draw on the Juan Ramón Jiménez’s archive at the University of Puerto Rico.

Assoc. Prof. Kate Frazer is an Associate Professor of Nursing at UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Systems. Her career details sustained and successful innovation as a nurse, researcher, and academic underpinned by human rights and inclusive health. Her research focuses on three interconnected public health areas: inclusion health, tobacco control, and Public and Patient Involvement (PPI). As a Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact Scholar, Kate will join transdisciplinary colleagues at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), world-leading Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, to conduct research examining secondhand smoke exposure in marginalised communities, specifically with families experiencing homelessness.

Elva Mulchrone is a visual artist and recipient of the Dublin City Council Incubation Space Award 2024. Her work is concerned with the recurrent pattern of inequality in the human experience. Prior to 2006 she practised as a lawyer. She has been awarded many grants and bursaries including a 2024 Residency and Fellowship at the Ballinglen Museum of Art and was Visual Artist in Residence 2022-2023 at Dublin City University (DCU). She has exhibited widely in Europe and America. Her work is in many public and private collections including the Office of Public Works (Irish State), Trinity College Dublin and DCU. As a Fulbright Scholar at the CUNY Graduate Center, she will conduct archival and observational research on the nature and systems of inequality in the educational experience of New York City children, participate in working groups and utilise and incorporate her research into the creation of fine art - paintings, drawings, and performance art.

Prof. Niall Ó Dochartaigh is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the MA in Public Policy at the University of Galway. He has published extensively on the Northern Ireland conflict and on peace negotiations. His publications include Civil Rights to Armalites: Derry and the birth of the Irish Troubles and the co-edited books Political Violence in Context and Dynamics of Political Change in Ireland. His most recent book, Deniable Contact: Back-channel Negotiation in Northern Ireland was awarded the Brian Farrell book prize of the Political Studies Association of Ireland and was shortlisted for the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize. Ó Dochartaigh will be based at New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House where he will carry out research on U.S. civil society peacemaking efforts during the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’, examining the diverse social, political, and cultural factors that shaped transatlantic civil society engagement during the conflict.

Dr Cian O'Connor is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Tissue Engineering Research Group based in the Department of Anatomy & Regenerative Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Cian obtained his Bachelor’s in Physiology from Trinity College Dublin. His Anatomical Society-funded PhD carried out in the Tissue Engineering Research Group focused on the development of biomaterial implants to deliver patient-derived stem cells for spinal cord injury repair. As a combined Fulbright-National University of Ireland and Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact Scholar, Cian will travel to Professor David Mooney’s lab at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Boston, MA. Cian aims to utilize state-of-the-art viscoelastic biomaterials to enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of stem cells and further advance platforms for spinal cord injury repair applications.

Caleb O’Connor is an environmental humanities and queer studies scholar graduating with a doctorate from the school of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin this year, funded by the Ad Astra scholarship. His doctoral research reads emergent forms of indigenous and queer (indigiqueer) poetry for cultural responses to the ways in which the governance of urban water, energy, and food systems contribute to the displacement of queer communities in the contemporary United States. As a Fulbright-National University of Ireland Scholar, Caleb will work with the Gallatin WetLab team at New York University to facilitate a series of workshops on queer ecopoetics and conducting a series of walking interviews with queer New Yorkers, which will inform his first monograph on queer urban ecologies. Caleb is one of Dublin’s Pride Poets who performed on the main stage of Dublin Pride (2022 and 2023). He hopes to experience new forms of spoken word in New York City.

Dr Paul van Kampen is a physics education researcher and Associate Professor at Dublin City University. He teaches physics to science and physics students and physics and mathematics teachers. Paul’s main interests lie in helping students develop conceptual understanding through research-based development and implementation of educational strategies and materials. He has received the DCU President’s Awards for Teaching and Learning and for Research Impact, and the Irish National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning Award for teaching excellence. As a Fulbright Scholar with the University of Maine, Paul and his hosts will use dual process theory to investigate students’ intuitive and analytical thinking as they solve physics problems and check their results. He will study how students contextually activate and coordinate elements of their physics and mathematics knowledge throughout the process.


Dr Karen McCarthy is an Intellectual Property (IP) Commercialisation Manager in University College Cork, Ireland. She has a BSc Hons degree in Microbiology, a PGDip in Technology Commercialisation and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology. Her professional career has focused on the interface between research and industrial development, and the impact realised across the wider ecosystem in collaboration with public/private stakeholders, both nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy's Life and Health Science Committee, an I-CORPS@SFI Academy Instructor and an alumnus of the Advance HE Aurora program, in addition to developing Ireland's first digital badge programme in intellectual property management for the research community. As a Fulbright-TechImpact Scholar, Dr McCarthy will be hosted by Duke University, North Carolina. Her research will focus on an analysis of the Irish and U.S. university innovation ecosystems, and the influence of systemic and demographic factors in supporting innovation.


Abdulbaset Alazhare is a PhD student in civil and environmental engineering at Trinity College Dublin. He earned his BEng in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick in 2021. His research focuses on developing data-driven twin digital models for wind farms using artificial neural networks. These models capture the complex aerodynamic interactions between wind turbines in a wind farm and aim to reduce computational time compared to traditional numerical simulations, which may assist in enabling real-time monitoring of wind turbine structural integrity and fatigue. As a Fulbright Awardee, Abdulbaset will conduct a six-month research program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), collaborating with top scientists on numerical simulations and machine-learning applications for wind farm controllers. Abdulbaset also actively engages in community service, representing engineering postgraduates in Trinity College Dublin’s Student Union and on the School of Engineering Executive Committee.

Jack Murray is a PhD student in Pharmaceutics at University College Cork. His research explores computational methods to streamline the development of orally administered drug candidates. He obtained his BPharm and MPharm from UCC and completed his pre-registration training at the Mercy University Hospital. He continues to practise as a community and hospital pharmacist. He received an Irish Research Council scholarship to pursue his doctorate and was awarded the Jane Grimson Medal of Excellence for being the top-ranked postgraduate researcher in the sciences. As a Fulbright Awardee, Jack will apply machine learning to databases of FDA-approved drug products, with a focus on generating formulation and pharmacokinetic prediction models to support the clinical translation of challenging drug candidates. He will conduct this work under the guidance of Prof. James Polli at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, the host institution for a number of FDA-funded research centres.

Conall Ó Fátharta is an award-winning former journalist who previously worked as a Senior News Reporter with the Irish Examiner. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Media Studies at Maynooth University. His research examines the Irish print media role in investigating and shaping historical Church and State abuse as national scandals 1990-2020. He is doing this by examining the media coverage of interlinked episodes of injustice: (1) Magdalene Laundries (1993-2018), (2) abuse in industrial schools (1999-2009), and (3) the Banished Babies scandal (Irish-American adoption scheme) (1996-2020). As a Fulbrighter, Conall will travel to Glucksman Ireland House at New York University to research the last of these ‘scandals’, the Irish-American adoption scheme, in order analyse the crucial role played by U.S. journalism in bringing the scheme to public attention.

Mairéad O'Donnell is a PhD candidate in the Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin. She is a member of the European Research Council project, NovelEco. Her research investigates the processes of co-design and urban rewilding through a social-ecological traits framework. As a Fulbright-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Awardee, Mairéad will be based in The New School in New York City. During this time, she will examine co-design in-depth, working with a case study community to design an urban wild space and develop an urban rewilding framework based on the findings. Previously, Mairéad completed an MSc. in Development Practice in Trinity College Dublin and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental & Geographical Sciences in Technological University of the Shannon. In 2020, she was awarded the ESAI Undergraduate of the Year Award for her final-year research project. Recently, Mairéad gained experience working as an Information Systems and Knowledge Officer with GOAL Global.

John O'Grady holds a B.Agr.Sc in Animal Science from University College Dublin (UCD) and an M.Sc in Genomic Medicine from Trinity College Dublin. Currently, John is in the 3rd year of his PhD in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at UCD. His work forms part of the SFI-CRT in Genomics Data Science PhD programme and focuses on integrative and comparative genomics of tuberculosis disease in humans and livestock. This project involves leveraging high-resolution genomic (DNA) and transcriptomic (RNA) data to understand the host response to mycobacterial infections that cause tuberculosis in humans and cattle. As a Fulbright-Teagasc Awardee at the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the University of Colorado Denver, John will leverage machine learning approaches and high-resolution bovine transcriptomics data to identify diagnostic biomarkers indicative of bovine tuberculosis disease under the guidance of Prof. Casey Greene who has extensive experience in the characterisation of transcriptional biomarkers for cancer.


Róisín Ní Bhroin graduated with first-class honours in Law and Irish from University College Cork (UCC) in 2023. She is currently completing a Master’s in European Law and Irish in UCC. A native of Gorey, Co. Wexford, Róisín is an active member of UCC’s vibrant Irish language community. She is the Postgrad Rep of An Chuallacht, the Irish Language Society, and was the Editor of Breac 2024 (UCC’s Irish language publication). Róisín is a language tutor with the Department of Modern Irish, teaching conversational and grammar classes to undergraduates. While at UCC, Róisín developed a deep affinity with the Kerry Gaeltacht. She first visited Ballyferriter as a first-year student and returned during her master’s as a tutor to UCC students. Róisín is looking forward to teaching Irish at the University of Notre Dame as a Fulbright FLTA Awardee.

Órla Casserly graduated with a first-class honours BA degree in Modern Irish and History from University College Dublin in 2023. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge while working as a tutor to undergraduate and international students in UCD. Having acquired a grá for the Irish language and during Gaeltacht summer courses, Órla aspires to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for Gaeilge, and her passion for GAA and traditional culture with others. She will teach Irish in Davidson-Davie Community College in North Carolina.

A native of County Kerry, Édith de Faoite graduated with a first-class Bachelor of Commerce and an Irish degree from University College Cork in 2023. She is currently completing an MA in Modern Irish at University College Cork as a Rick and Rebecca Riordan Scholar. Her MA thesis examines the work of Máire Ní Shíthe (Dul Amú), a playwright and journalist who was active during the Irish Literary Revival. Édith works as an undergraduate tutor for first year students of Irish and with Visitor Services in UCC, providing tours of the university. She developed an Irish language tour, which is now a tour option for all visitors to UCC. Édith will teach Irish at the College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

Áine Humphreys is an Irish and Music secondary school teacher and graduate of An Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas at the University of Galway, where she graduated with first-class honours. She is a native of County Limerick where she works as a music teacher with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Áine undertook a BA Music and Irish degree in University College Cork, where she was awarded scholarships to Gaeltacht Chorca Dhuibhne and was an active member of the Irish Traditional Music Society. She works as a Radio Presenter for Raidió RíRá and an Irish Translator with Star Translation Services. Áine fosters a love for the Irish language and culture amongst her students inside and outside the classroom. Áine will teach Irish at the University of Montana as a Fulbright FLTA Awardee.

Caragh Nic Néill graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a First-Class Honours degree in Irish and Celtic Studies and obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from St. Mary’s University College. Caragh has worked as a permanent Irish teacher at St. Dominic’s Grammar School in West Belfast for five years. Caragh proudly promotes the Irish language and culture in her local community and desires to give back to a language and a culture that has afforded her so many invaluable opportunities. Caragh leads the Cumann Gaelach in her school and promotes all aspects of Irish culture including language, dance, music, sport, and drama. She has won many accolades as an Irish Dancer and has toured the world with dance shows, performing in many different countries. Caragh will teach Irish in the U.S. at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

Elaine Ní Mhuirí graduated with a first-class honours degree in Applied Languages (Irish, French and Spanish) from University of Limerick in 2023. She was elected as Secretary of the Irish Society in 2022 and received a gold President’s Volunteer Award as a result of her voluntary work. Elaine is a current mentor on Conradh na Gaeilge’s 'Gníomhaí Gaeilge' peer mentoring scheme. As a pianist, she has performed at many Royal Irish Academy of Music recitals. Currently studying an MA in Irish at University of Limerick, Elaine is also an Irish language tutor to undergraduate students. Her master’s research focuses on the basis of folklore in contemporary Irish poetry. She has presented her research to date at numerous academic conferences. Elaine will teach Irish at Indiana University Bloomington as a Fulbright FLTA Awardee.

Luke O'Donoghue is a master’s student currently completing his dissertation in Modern Irish. He received a first-class honours degree in Irish and History from University College Cork in 2023. He earned a Mansion House Prize for his final year results in Irish as well as the Jennifer O’Reilly Prize for his history dissertation. He teaches tutorials in Irish, covering both grammar and conversational skills. Luke was born and raised in Cork City. He has a long-held interest in the culture of the Gaeltacht as well as a desire to spend time outside of Ireland. On his FLTA Award at the University of Montana, he will have the opportunity to share the expertise he has cultivated both inside and outside the classroom.

Róisín Ní Raghallaigh graduated with a first-class honours degree from Ulster University. She is currently completing a TICO (Irish language PGCE) with St. Mary’s University College, Belfast, and an MA in Translation Studies with Ulster University. Róisín has been teaching Irish to adults for many years, in evening classes, all-day intensive courses and weekend courses to the Donegal Gaeltacht. She has taught both English and Irish at a summer school run by the Belfast International Language Academy, for language-exchange students from the Basque country. Róisín is passionate about the preservation and promotion of minoritized languages. She will teach Irish at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a Fulbright FLTA Awardee.

Naisc á mBunú i SAM ag Buaiteoirí Éireannacha Ghradaim Fulbright


 Dé hAoine, 14 Meitheamh, 2024: Cúis áthais don Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha, don Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán, agus d'Ambasáid Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá i mBaile Átha Cliath  21 Buaiteoir Éireannach Ghradaim Fulbright i gcomhair 2024-2025 a fhógairt. Bronnadh na Gradaim ar na buaiteoirí ag searmanas a reáchtáladh i dTeach Uíbh Eachach aréir.

Tá clár malairte déthaobhaí  Fulbright ag éascú malairtí acadúla agus cultúrtha agus ag cur leis an gcaidreamh idir Éire agus na Stáit Aontaithe ón mbliain 1957. Tá cáil ar an gclár as iarrthóirí den chéad scoth a roghnú as ar fud na hÉireann agus deis a thabhairt dóibh a bheith i mbun staidéir agus ag obair i  ndisciplíní éagsúla lena n-áirítear sláinte, eolaíocht, teicneolaíocht, gnó agus cultúr, na healaíona agus an Ghaeilge. Beidh deis ag acadóirí, gairmithe, mic léinn agus scoláirí a bheith i mbun taighde, ag staidéar, ag teagasc agus ag comhoibriú le saineolaithe in institiúidí aitheanta sna Stáit Aontaithe. Beidh tionchair ag an taighde nuálaíoch a bheidh á dhéanamh acu ar an tsochaí go ceann i bhfad.

Idir Lúnasa 2024 agus Lúnasa 2025, beidh deis ag Scoláirí, Mic Léinn agus Gairmithe Éireannacha Fulbright seal a chaitheamh in institiúidí éagsúla lena n-áirítear Ollscoil Phórtó Ríce, Ollscoil Nua-Eabhrac agus Ollscoil Maine, mar aon le hOllscoil Colorado Denver, The New School agus An tSaotharlann Náisiúnta um Fhuinneamh In-athnuaite. Beidh buaiteoirí na ngradam i mbun taighde ar réimsí spéisiúla lena n-áirítear staidéar uirbeach, litríocht, eolaíocht na faisnéise, sláinte phoiblí, mínealaín, eolaíocht pholaitiúil, innealtóireacht, fisic, cógaseolaíocht, iriseoireacht agus géineolaíocht. Beidh deis ag Cúntóirí Teagaisc Teanga Iasachta Fulbright (FLTAs) ranganna Gaeilge a theagasc in ollscoileanna éagsúla lena n-áirítear Coláiste Pobail Davidson-Davie, Ollscoil Chaitliceach Mheiriceá, Ollscoil Montana, agus Ollscoil Notre Dame ina measc.


Beidh na buaiteoirí Éireannacha ag feidhmiú mar ambasadóirí cultúrtha sna Stáit Aontaithe agus beidh a gcuid eolais, smaointe agus taithí á roinnt acu nuair a fhilleann siad ar an mbaile. Beidh siad á spreagadh ag misean agus ag éiteas Choimisiún Fulbright, agus neartóidh siad na naisc idir na Stáit Aontaithe agus Éire agus cabhróidh siad chun cultúr domhanda de thuiscint a chruthú atá riachtanach i ndomhan níos scoilte ná riamh an lae inniu ann.


Osclófar próiseas iarratais Ghradaim Fulbright na hÉireann ar an 29 Lúnasa, 2024. Is féidir le hiarrthóirí ar spéis leo iarratas a dhéanamh tuilleadh eolais a fháil ag www.fulbright.ie.

Bhí an méid seo a leanas le rá ag an Aire Stáit don Spórt, Corpoideachas agus an Ghaeltacht sa Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán agus sa Roinn Oideachais, Thomas Byrne T.D., ...

“Tá ról ríthábhachtach ag Clár Fulbright i dtacú leis an ngaol gairid idir na Stáit Aontaithe agus Éire. Agus buaiteoirí Ghradaim Fulbright, atá ag díriú ar dhisciplíní éagsúla, ag triall ar mhalairtí acadúla agus cultúrtha ar fud na Stát Aontaithe, beidh siad ag feidhmiú mar ambasadóirí d'Éirinn, beidh naisc acadúla á mbunú acu trí thaighde nuálach, beidh siad ag cur leis an tuiscint dhomhanda, agus beidh ionadaíocht á déanamh acu do na gnéithe is fearr d'oileán na hÉireann. Bíonn Cúntóirí Teagaisc Teanga Iasachta Fulbright ag teagasc na Gaeilge, ag tabhairt chultúr na hÉireann chun beochta agus chomh maith leis sin, beidh deis acu an méid a d'fhoghlaim siad a roinnt nuair a fhilleann siad ar an mbaile. Cúis bhróid don Roinn Turasóireachta, Ealaíon, Cultúir, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán agus don Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha tacú leis an gclár seo. Tréaslaím le Buaiteoirí Éireannacha Ghradaim Fulbright 2024-2025.”

Bhí an méid seo a leanas le rá ag Leaschomhairleoir Misin Ambasáid na Stát Aontaithe, Mike Clausen, …

“Is é Clár Fulbright an clár malairte oideachais agus cultúrtha idirnáisiúnta is mó agus is mó le rá ar domhan. Tá ról riachtanach ag an gclár seo chomh fada is a bhaineann leis na naisc idir na Stáit Aontaithe agus Éire a threisiú agus comhthuiscint a chothabháil. Trí mhalairtí oideachais agus cultúrtha, oibríonn buaiteoirí Ghradaim Fulbright le chéile ar chuspóirí coiteanna agus chun réitigh ar shaincheisteanna domhanda a fháil, chun a chinntiú go mbeidh rath leanúnach ar spiorad an chairdis thrasatlantaigh. Guím gach rath ar bhuaiteoirí na bliana seo.”


Bhí an méid seo a leanas le rá ag Cathaoirleach Bhord Choimisiún Fulbright na hÉireann , An tOllamh Paul Donnelly, …

“Mar Chathaoirleach ar Bhord Fulbright na hÉireann, cúis áthais dom tréaslú le buaiteoirí Ghradaim Éireannacha Fulbright 2024-2025. I mbliana bhronn an Coimisiún Gradaim Seirbhíse Poiblí Fulbright ar an gCainteoir Emerita Nancy Pelosi agus ar an Dr Anthony Fauci, agus is léir freisin go ndéanann buaiteoirí Ghradaim Fulbright ionadaíocht do chroíluachanna Fulbright, is iad sin taighde agus teagasc mionchúiseach, nuálach agus ar ardchaighdeán ar mhaithe le leas an phobail. Agus iad ag cur tús lena malairtí cultúrtha agus oideachais sna Stáit Aontaithe, beidh buaiteoirí na ngradam ag coinneáil comhluadair le líonra domhanda mór le rá de chéimithe, saineolaithe, piaraí agus comhghleacaithe Fulbright, a bhfuil an-rath ar a gcuid oibre agus a bhfuil ardmholadh faighte acu i ngach disciplín. Tá súil agam go mbainfidh na buaiteoirí nua taitneamh agus tairbhe as an tréimhse a chaitheann siad sna Stáit Aontaithe.”

Bhí an méid seo a leanas le rá ag Stiúrthóir Choimisiún Fulbright in Éirinn, an Dr Dara FitzGerald, …

“Gach bliain, is cúis bhróid dom faighteoirí iontacha, paiseanta Ghradaim Éireannacha Fulbright, agus táim ag mothú dóchasach agus dearfach faoin tseirbhís a chuireann siad ar fáil d'Éirinn. Is amhlaidh atá i mbliana freisin. Bíonn tionchar ag buaiteoirí Ghradaim Fulbright ní hamháin trí thaighde, teagasc nó staidéar nuálach, ach trí iad féin a thumadh i gcultúr tíre agus a gcuid eolais agus smaointe a roinnt nuair a fhilleann siad ar an mbaile.  Tá mé cinnte go gcuirfidh comhbhá, tuiscint agus díograis na mbuaiteoirí Éireannacha le cultúr tuisceana domhanda i ndomhan níos scoilte an lae inniu ann. Comhghairdeas leis na buaiteoirí nua!

Tá an Coimisiún thar a bheith buíoch as an 67 bliain de thacaíocht atá á fáil aige óna pháirtithe, páirtithe leasmhara agus urraitheoirí, lena n-áirítear Roinn Stáit na Stát Aontaithe agus Ambasáid na Stát Aontaithe i mBaile Átha Cliath, Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha na hÉireann, agus an Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán.

Is mian liom buíochas a ghabháil le hurraitheoirí na ngradam Éireannach: an Bord Taighde Sláinte; an Ghníomhaireacht um Chaomhnú Comhshaoil; Suirbhéireacht Gheolaíochta na hÉireann; Ollscoil Náisiúnta na hÉireann; Teagasc; an Clár Éire Ildánach; Institiúidí Aitheanta sna Stáit Aontaithe cosúil le the Exploratorium, the Smithsonian, Ionad Harry Ransom agus Coláiste Bhostúin; agus institiúidí Éireannacha cosúil le Coláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh, Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta na Sionainne, Taighde AMBER, Coláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath, Ollscoil Leighis agus Eolaíochtaí Sláinte RCSI, Ollscoil na Gaillimhe, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad, Ollscoil Luimnigh, Fondúireacht Eolaíochta Éireann, Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta an Atlantaigh, Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath, agus Dánlann Hugh Lane. Chomh maith leis sin, is mian liom ár gcaidreamh nua leis na hOllscoileanna Teicneolaíocha in Éirinn a admháil.”

Nótaí do na hEagarthóirí:
Coimisiún Fulbright in Éirinn Bunaíodh an Clár Fulbright in Éirinn sa bhliain 1957 agus gach bliain, mar chuid den chlár, bronntar gradaim ar shaoránaigh Éireannacha, agus ar shaoránaigh den AE a bhfuil cónaí orthu i bPoblacht na hÉireann i gcomhair 5+ bliana, chun staidéar a dhéanamh, a bheith i mbun taighde nó ag teagasc / ag léachtóireacht sna Stáit Aontaithe agus ar Mheiriceánaigh chun an rud céanna a dhéanamh in Éirinn. Ó bunaíodh an clár, tá breis is 2,500 mac léinn iarchéime, scoláire, gairmí agus múinteoir as gach disciplín i ndiaidh páirt a ghlacadh sa chlár idir na Stáit Aontaithe agus Éire. Tá Roinn Stáit na Stát Aontaithe agus Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha agus Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán Rialtas na hÉireann ag tacú leis an gCoimisiún. Is carthanas cláraithe é an Coimisiún freisin.

Má theastaíonn tuilleadh eolais uait déan teagmháil le:

Aoife Drinan, Coimisiún Fulbright: Aoife.drinan@fulbright.ie  / 01-6607670 

Grianghraif curtha ar fáil ag Robbie Reynolds info@robbiereynoldsphotography.ie



Is taighdeoir agus file í an Dr Nuria de Cos Lara. Tá sí i mbun taighde ar fhilíocht Spáinneach agus Éireannach an 20ú haois, agus tá béim ar leith á leagan aici ar nua-aoisiú agus ar shaothair Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958). Mar Scoláire Fulbright, beidh an Dr de Cos i mbun taighde ar thábhacht Jiménez ar an ardán liteartha idirnáisiúnta, taighde a chabhróidh le níos mó airde a tharraingt ar an dlúthnasc a bhí ag Jiménez, mar dheoraí agus file Spáinneach, leis an Muir Chairib, na Stáit Aontaithe agus Éire. I rith an tionscadail seo beidh úsáid á baint as cartlann Juan Ramón Jiménez atá le fáil in Ollscoil Phórtó Ríce.

Tá an tOllamh Comhlach Kate Frazer ag obair mar Ollamh Comhlach le hAltranas i Scoil Altranais, Cnáimhseachais agus Córas Sláinte Choláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath. I rith a saoil oibre tá nuálaíocht leanúnach agus rathúil léirithe aici mar altra, mar thaighdeoir agus mar acadóir, nuálaíocht a bhí bunaithe ar chearta an duine agus ar shláinte ionchuimsitheach. Tá a cuid taighde dírithe ar thrí réimse idirnasctha den tsláinte phoiblí: sláinte ionchuimsitheach, rialú tobac agus Rannpháirtíocht Phoiblí agus Othar. Mar Scoláire Tionchair Sláinte Fulbright, beidh Kate ag obair le comhghleacaithe trasdisciplíneacha in Ollscoil California San Francisco (UCSF), áit a bhfuil Ionad Taighde agus Oideachais Rialaithe Tobac ceannródaíoch, agus beidh scrúdú á dhéanamh aici ar chaitheamh fulangach tobac i bpobail imeallaithe, go háirithe i measc pobal atá ag déileáil le heaspa dídine.

Is amharc-ealaíontóir í Elva Mulchrone agus is uirthi a bronnadh Gradam Spáis Ghorlainne Chomhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath 2024. Tá a saothar bunaithe ar phatrún athfhillteach na héagothroime san eispéireas daonna. Roimh 2006 is ag obair mar dhlíodóir a bhí sí. Tá neart deontas agus sparánachtaí bronnta uirthi lena n-áirítear Tréimhse Chónaitheachta agus Comhaltacht ag Músaem Ealaíne Bhaile an Ghleanna in 2024 agus ceapadh í mar Amharc-Ealaíontóir Cónaithe 2022-2023 in Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath (DCU). Tá a saothar taispeánta aici go minic ar fud na hEorpa agus Mheiriceá. Tá saothar dá cuid le fáil i neart bailiúchán poiblí agus príobháideach lena n-áirítear bailiúchán Oifig na nOibreacha Poiblí (Stát na hÉireann), Choláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath agus DCU. Mar Scoláire Fulbright in Ionad Céimithe CUNY, díreoidh sí ar thaighde cartlainne agus breathnaitheach ar nádúr agus ar chórais na héagothroime i gcomhthéacs eispéireas oideachais leanaí i gCathair Nua-Eabhrac, glacfaidh sí páirt i ngrúpaí oibre agus úsáidfidh agus cuimseoidh sí a cuid taighde i bpróiseas cruthaithe mínealaíne - pictiúir, líníochtaí agus ealaín taibhléirithe.

Is Ollamh le hEolaíocht Pholaitiúil agus Stiúrthóir an MA i mBeartas Poiblí in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe é an tOllamh Niall Ó Dochartaigh. Tá neart foilsithe aige faoi choinbhleacht Thuaisceart Éireann agus faoi na comhráite síochána. I measc na saothar atá foilsithe aige tá Civil Rights to Armalites: Derry and the birth of the Irish Troubles agus is comheagarthóir é ar Political Violence in Context agus Dynamics of Political Change in Ireland. Bronnadh duais leabhair Brian Farrell Chumann Staidéar Polaitiúil na hÉireann ar an leabhar is déanaí uaidh, Deniable Contact: Back-channel Negotiation in Northern Ireland, agus ainmníodh an leabhar seo ar an ngearrliosta do Dhuais Liteartha Christopher Ewart-Biggs. Is in Áras Glucksman in Ollscoil Nua-Eabhrac a bheidh Ó Dochartaigh lonnaithe áit a mbeidh sé i mbun taighde ar iarrachtaí síochánaíochta shochaí shibhialta na Stát Aontaithe i rith  ‘thréimhse na dTrioblóidí’ i dTuaisceart Éireann, agus beidh scrúdú á dhéanamh aige ar na fachtóirí éagsúla sóisialta, polaitiúla agus cultúrtha a mhúnlaigh rannpháirtíocht na sochaí sibhialta trasatlantaí i rith na coinbhleachta.

Is Taighdeoir Iardhochtúireachta é an Dr Cian O'Connor leis an nGrúpa Taighde Innealtóireachta Fíochán sa Roinn Anatamaíochta & Leighis Athghiniúnaigh i gColáiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn (RCSI), Ollscoil Leighis agus Eolaíochtaí Sláinte. Bhronn Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath, Céim Baitsiléara san Fhiseolaíocht ar Chian. Bhí a thaighde PhD, a mhaoinigh an Cumann Anatamaíoch, agus a rinneadh leis an nGrúpa Taighde Innealtóireachta Fíochán, bunaithe ar fhorbairt ionchlannán bithábhair a raibh sé mar aidhm leo gaschealla othardhíorthaithe a chur ar fáil chun gortú do chorda an dromlaigh a dheisiú. Mar Scoláire Fulbright-Ollscoil Náisiúnta na hÉireann, tabharfaidh Cian aghaidh ar shaotharlann an Ollaimh David Mooney i Scoil Innealtóireachta agus Eolaíochtaí Feidhmeacha Harvard John A. Paulson i mBostún, MA. Tá sé mar aidhm ag Cian úsáid a bhaint as bithábhair shlaodleaisteacha úrscothacha chun éifeachtacht theiripeach gascheall a fheabhsú agus chun tuilleadh forbairt a dhéanamh ar fheidhmchláir deisithe ghortú chorda an dromlaigh.

Is scoláire é Caleb O’Connor ar spéis leis na daonnachtaí comhshaoil agus staidéar na haiteachta agus bhronn Scoil an Bhéarla, na Drámaíochta agus na Scannánaíochta i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, céim dochtúireachta air i mbliana. Ba í scoláireacht Ad Astra a mhaoinigh an chéim dochtúireachta seo. Bhí a chuid taighde dochtúireachta dírithe ar fhoirmeacha atá ag teacht chun cinn d'fhilíocht dhúchasach agus aiteach mar fhreagairtí cultúrtha do na bealaí ina bhfuil rialachas na gcóras uisce uirbigh, fuinnimh agus bia ag cur le díláithriú na bpobal aiteach sna Stáit Aontaithe sa lá atá inniu ann. Mar Scoláire Fulbright-Ollscoil Náisiúnta na hÉireann, beidh Caleb ag obair le foireann Gallatin WetLab in Ollscoil Nua-Eabhrac chun sraith ceardlann a eagrú faoi ealaíon éiceolaíoch aiteach na filíochta agus chun sraith agallamh siúil a eagrú le daoine aiteacha de bhunadh Nua-Eabhrac, a bheidh mar bhonn lena chéad mhonagraf. Is duine d'Fhilí Bróid Bhaile Átha Cliath é Caleb a bhí ar an bpríomhardán i rith Fhéile Bróid Bhaile Átha Cliath (2022 agus 2023). Tá sé ag súil le taitneamh a bhaint as foirmeacha nua den fhocal labhartha i gCathair Nua-Eabhrac.

Is taighdeoir oideachais fisice agus Ollamh Comhlach in Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath é an Dr Paul van Kampen. Bíonn ranganna fisice á dteagasc aige do mhic léinn eolaíochta agus fisice agus do mhúinteoirí fisice agus matamaitice. Tá spéis ar leith ag Paul i gcabhrú le mic léinn teacht ar thuiscint choincheapúil trí fhorbairt atá bunaithe ar thaighde agus trí straitéisí agus ábhair oideachais a úsáid. Tá Gradaim don Teagasc agus don Fhoghlaim agus do Thionchar Taighde bronnta ag Uachtarán DCU air, agus tá Duais do Chomhtháthú an Taighde, an Teagaisc agus na Foghlama bronnta ag Acadamh Náisiúnta na hÉireann air don bharr feabhais teagaisc. Mar Scoláire Fulbright in Ollscoil Maine, bainfidh Paul agus a chomhghleacaithe tairbhe as teoiric déphróisis chun imscrúdú a dhéanamh ar smaointeoireacht iomasach agus anailíseach fad is a bhíonn fadhbanna fisice á réiteach acu agus a gcuid torthaí á seiceáil. Déanfaidh sé staidéar ar an tslí a ndéanann mic léinn gnéithe den mhéid atá ar eolas acu faoi fhisic agus faoi mhatamaitic a ghníomhachtú agus a chomhordú go comhthéacsúil i rith an phróisis.


Tá an Dr Karen McCarthy ag obair mar Bhainisteoir Tráchtálaithe Maoine Intleachtúla i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh, Éire. Tá Céim Onóracha BSc sa Mhicribhitheolaíocht curtha i gcrích aici mar aon le Dioplóma Iarchéime sa Tráchtálú Teicneolaíochta agus PhD sa Mhicribhitheolaíocht Mhóilíneach. I rith a saoil ghairmiúil bhí sí dírithe ar an gcomhéadan idir taighde agus forbairt thionsclaíoch, agus ar an tionchar a bhíonn ag a leithéid ar an éiceachóras níos ginearálta i gcomhar le páirtithe leasmhara poiblí/príobháideacha, náisiúnta agus idirnáisiúnta.  Is ball í de Choiste Eolaíochtaí na Beatha agus Sláinte Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann, Teagascóir le hAcadamh I-CORPS@SFI agus céimí den chlár Aurora Advance HE, agus d'fhorbair sí an chéad chlár suaitheantais dhigitigh in Éirinn sa bhainistíocht maoine intleachtúla do lucht taighde. Mar Scoláire Tionchair Teicneolaíochta Fulbright, beidh an Dr McCarthy ag triall ar Ollscoil Duke in North Carolina. Beidh a cuid taighde dírithe ar anailís a dhéanamh ar éiceachórais nuálaíochta ollscoile na hÉireann agus na Stát Aontaithe, agus ar an tionchar atá ag fachtóirí sistéamacha agus déimeagrafacha chomh fada is a bhaineann le tacú le nuálaíocht.


Is mac léinn PhD atá ag díriú ar an innealtóireacht shibhialta agus chomhshaoil i gColáiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath, é Abdulbaset Alazhare. Bhronn Ollscoil Luimnigh BEng san Innealtóireacht Aerloingseoireachta air sa bhliain 2021. Is é an aidhm atá lena thaighde samhlacha digiteacha cúplacha faoi choim sonraí a fhorbairt d'fheirmeacha gaoithe trí úsáid a bhaint as líonraí néaracha saorga. Cuirtear san áireamh sna samhlacha seo na hidirghníomhaíochtaí aeraidinimiciúla casta idir tuirbíní gaoithe i bhfeirm ghaoithe agus tá sé mar aidhm leo an t-am ríomhaireachtúil a laghdú i gcomparáid le hionsamhlúcháin uimhriúla, a d'fhéadfadh monatóireacht fhíor-ama ar shláine agus ar thuirse struchtúrtha tuirbíní gaoithe a chumasú. Mar Bhuaiteoir Ghradam Fulbright, tabharfaidh Abdulbaset faoi chlár taighde sé mhí sa tSaotharlann Náisiúnta um Fhuinneamh In-athnuaite (NREL), áit a mbeidh sé ag comhoibriú le heolaithe aitheanta ar ionsamhlúcháin uimhriúla agus ar fheidhmchláir mheaisínfhoghlama do rialaitheoirí feirmeacha gaoithe. Chomh maith leis sin, déanann Abdulbaset seirbhís pobail ar bhonn gníomhach, déanann sé ionadaíocht ar mhic léinn iarchéime i gComhaltas na Mac Léinn i gColáiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath, agus ar Choiste Feidhmiúcháin Scoil na hInnealtóireachta.

Is mac léinn PhD atá ag díriú ar Chógaisíocht i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh, é Jack Murray. Tá a chuid taighde dírithe ar mhodhanna ríomhaireachtúla chun forbairt iarrthóirí drugaí arna riar ó bhéal a shruthlíniú. Bhronn Coláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh, BPharm agus MPharm air agus rinne sé a chuid oiliúna réamhchláraithe in Ospidéal Ollscoile na Trócaire. Tá sé fós ag obair mar chógaiseoir pobail agus ospidéil. Bhronn an Chomhairle um Thaighde in Éirinn scoláireacht air chun a dhochtúireacht a dhéanamh agus bronnadh Bonn Bairr Feabhais Jane Grimson air de bhrí gur taighdeoir iarchéime sna heolaíochtaí atá rangaithe ag barr an liosta é. Mar Bhuaiteoir Ghradam Fulbright, bainfidh Jack tairbhe as meaisínfhoghlaim i gcomhthéacs bunachar sonraí de tháirgí drugaí atá ceadaithe ag FDA, agus beidh béim á leagan aige ar shamhlacha foirmlithe agus tuartha cógaschinéiteacha a ghiniúint chun tacú le haistriú cliniciúil iarrthóirí drugaí dúshlánacha. Beidh sé ag obair faoi threoir an Ollaimh James Polli i Scoil Chógaisíochta Ollscoil Maryland, institiúid ina bhfuil roinnt ionad taighde atá á maoiniú ag FDA.

Iriseoir duaisbhuaiteach ba ea Conall Ó Fátharta tráth dá raibh, fear a bhí ag obair mar Thuairisceoir Nuachta Sinsearach le The Irish Examiner roimhe seo. I láthair na huaire, tá sé ag obair ar PhD sa Staidéar ar na Meáin in Ollscoil Mhá Nuad. Tá sé ag díriú ar ról mheáin chlóite na hÉireann in imscrúdú a dhéanamh air agus i múnlú mhí-úsáid stairiúil na hEaglaise agus an Stáit mar scannail náisiúnta idir 1990-2020. Tá sé seo á dhéanamh aige trí scrúdú a dhéanamh ar an gclúdach a rinneadh ar eachtraí éagóra sna meáin: (1) Neachtlanna Mhaigdiléana (1993-2018), (2) mí-úsáid i scoileanna tionsclaíocha (1999-2009), agus (3) scannal na Leanaí Díbeartha (scéim uchtála na hÉireann-Mheiriceá) (1996-2020). Mar Bhuaiteoir Ghradam Fulbright, tabharfaidh Conall aghaidh ar Áras Glucksman in Ollscoil Nua-Eabhrac chun taighde a dhéanamh ar na ‘scannail’ dheireanacha seo, scéim uchtála na hÉireann-Mheiriceá, chun anailís a dhéanamh ar an ról ríthábhachtach a bhí ag iriseoirí ó na Stáit Aontaithe in aird an phobail a tharraingt ar an scéim.

Is iarrthóir PhD sa Roinn Luibheolaíochta i gColáiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath í Mairéad O'Donnell. Is ball í de thionscadal na Comhairle Eorpach um Thaighde dar teideal NovelEco. Beidh imscrúdú á dhéanamh aici ar an bpróiseas comhdhearaidh agus ar an bpróiseas athdhúlraithe uirbigh trí chreat saintréithe sóisialta-éiceolaíocha. Mar Bhuaiteoir Ghradam Fulbright-an Ghníomhaireacht um Chaomhnú Comhshaoil (EPA), beidh Mairéad lonnaithe in The New School i gCathair Nua-Eabhrac. I rith na tréimhse seo déanfaidh sí mionscrúdú ar chomhdhearadh, agus beidh sí ag obair le pobal cás-staidéir chun spás fiáin uirbeach a dhearadh agus chun creat athdhúlraithe uirbeach a fhorbairt bunaithe ar na torthaí. Roimhe seo, rinne Mairéad MSc. sa Chleachtas Forbartha i gColáiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath agus BSc (Onór.) sna hEolaíochtaí Comhshaoil & Geografacha in Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta na Sionainne. In 2022, bronnadh Gradam ESAI Fhochéimí na Bliana uirthi don tionscadal taighde deireadh bliana a rinne sí. Le déanaí, bhí deis ag Mairéad taithí a fháil ar a bheith ag obair mar Oifigeach Córas Faisnéise agus Eolais le GOAL Global.

Bhronn Coláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, (UCD), B.Agr.Sc in Eolaíocht Ainmhithe ar John O'Grady agus bhronn Coláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, M.Sc sa Leigheas Géanómaíoch air. I láthair na huaire, tá John ag tabhairt faoin tríú bliain dá PhD sa Bhithfhaisnéisíocht agus Bitheolaíocht Córas in UCD. Tá sé ag obair mar chuid de chlár PhD SFI-CRT san Eolaíocht Sonraí Géanómaíochta agus tá sé ag díriú ar ghéanómaíocht chomhtháiteach agus chomparáideach an ghalair eitinne sa duine agus i mbeostoc. Mar chuid den tionscadal seo beidh sonraí géanómaíocha ardtaifigh (DNA) agus sonraí tras-scríobhómacha (RNA) in úsáid chun teacht ar thuiscint ar fhreagairt an óstaigh d'ionfhabhtuithe míceabaictéaracha is cúis le heitinn sa duine agus in eallach. Mar Bhuaiteoir Ghradam Fulbright-Teagasc sa Roinn Faisnéisíochta Bithleighis in Ollscoil Colorado Denver, bainfidh John tairbhe as cuir chuige meaisínfhoghlama agus sonraí tras-scríobhómacha buaibheacha ardtaifigh chun bithchomharthaí sóirt diagnóiseacha a shainaithint ar fianaise iad ar ghalar eitinne buaibhí faoi threoir an Ollaimh Casey Greene ag a bhfuil neart taithí ar shaintréithriú comharthaí sóirt tras-scríofa d'ailse.


Bhain Róisín Ní Bhroin céim chéadonóracha amach i nDlí agus Gaeilge ó Choláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh in 2023. Tá máistreacht ar siúl anois aici i nDlí na hEorpa agus an Ghaeilge. Is as Guaire, Co. Loch Garman do Róisín, atá ina ball gníomhach i saol na Gaeilge in UCC. Is í an tIonadaí Iarchéime í ar an gCuallacht, Cumann Gaelach na hOllscoile, agus bhí sí mar Phríomheagarthóir Breac 2024 (Iris Ghaeilge UCC). Is teagascóir í Róisín le Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge, agus múineann sí ranganna comhrá agus gramadaí do mhic léinn bhunchéime. Agus í ag freastal ar UCC, tá dáimh forbartha ag Róisín le Gaeltacht Chiarraí. Thug sí cuairt ar Bhaile an Fheirtéaraigh den chéad uair mar mhac léinn céad bhliana agus d’fhill sí le linn a máistreachta mar theagascóir le mic léinn UCC. Tá Róisín ag tnúth go mór leis an nGaeilge a mhúineadh in Ollscoil Notre Dame mar FLTA Fulbright.

Bhain Órla Casserly céim chéadonóracha amach sa Ghaeilge agus sa Stair ón gColáiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath sa bhliain 2023. Faoi láthair, tá sí i mbun máistreachta i Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge agus bíonn sí ag obair mar theagascóir do mhic léinn fochéime chomh maith le mic léinn idirnáisiúnta sa COBÁC. Agus cúrsaí Gaeltachta tar éis grá don Ghaeilge agus cur chun cinn na teanga a mhúscailt in Órla, bíonn sé mar mhianaidhm aici an tuiscint atá aici ar an teanga agus an spéis atá aici inti a roinnt, chomh maith leis an suim mhór atá aici sa CGL agus cultúr Gaelach a spreagadh i ndaoine eile. Beidh sí ag obair mar FLTA Fulbright in Davidson-Davie Community College in North Carolina.

Ó Chontae Chiarraí ó dhúchas, bhain Édith de Faoite céim chéadonóracha amach sa Tráchtáil le Gaeilge ó Choláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh i 2023. Tá sí ag tabhairt faoin M.A. sa Nua-Ghaeilge i gCOC mar Scoláire Rick agus Rebecca Riordan. Tá a tráchtas máistreachta ag diriú ar shaothar Mháire Ní Shíthe (Dul Amú), iriseoir agus drámadóir a bhí gníomhach le linn Athbheochan na Gaeilge. Oibríonn Édith mar theagascóir Gaeilge do mhic léinn fochéime agus le Seirbhísí na gCuairteoirí mar threoraí chomh maith, ag tabhairt turas do chuairteoirí chun na hollscoile. D’fhorbair sí turas lán-Ghaeilge, rogha atá ar fáil do gach aon chuairteoir anois. Beidh Édith ag múineadh na Gaeilge ag The College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Massachusetts.

Is Múinteoir Meánscoile í Áine Humphreys, a mhúineann na hábhair Gaeilge agus Ceol agus céimí de chuid An Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, áit ar bhain sí céim de chéadonóracha amach. Is as Contae Luimnigh í ó dhúchas, áit a bhfuil sí ag obair mar mhúinteoir ceoil le Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Thug Áine faoi chúrsa BA sa Cheol & Gaeilge i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh, áit ar bronnadh scoláireachtaí uirthi go Gaeltacht Chorca Dhuibhne agus bhí sí ina ball gníomhach den Chumann Ceoil Thraidisiúnta. Oibríonn sí freisin mar Láithreoir Raidió le Raidió RíRá agus mar Aistritheoir Gaeilge le Star Translation Services. Cothaíonn Áine grá don Ghaeilge agus don chultúr Gaelach i measc a cuid scoláirí laistigh agus lasmuigh den seomra ranga.

Chéimigh Caragh Nic Néill ó Ollscoil na Banríona le Céim Chéadonóracha sa Léann Gaeilge Ceilteach agus ansin bhain sí Teastas Iarchéime san Oideachas amach ó Choláiste Ollscoile Naomh Muire. Ó shin i leith, bhí Caragh ag obair go lánaimseartha mar mhúinteoir Gaeilge i Scoil Ghramadaí Naomh Doiminic in Iarthar Bhéal Feirste agus tá sí ag teagasc ansin le cúig bliana anois. Tá an-bhród ar Charagh an Ghaeilge agus an cultúr a spreagadh sa phobal áitiúil s’aici agus níl aon dabht go bhfuil mianta aici rud éigin a thabhairt ar ais don teanga agus don chultúr a thug neart deiseanna luachmhara di. Treoraíonn Caragh an Cumann Gaelach in Ardscoil Naomh Doiminic agus cothaíonn sí gach gné de chultúr na hÉireann i measc na ndaltaí ar scoil- an teanga, an damhsa, an ceol, an spórt agus an drámaíocht san áireamh. Tá neart gradam bainte amach aici mar dhamhsóir gaelach agus thaistil sí thart ar an domhan le seónna damhsa, ag damhsa i neart tíortha difriúla. Beidh Caragh ag dul leis an Ghaeilge a theagasc sna Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá mar dhámhachtaí Fulbright FLTA san Ollscoil CUA, Washington DC.

Bhain Elaine Ní Mhuirí céim chéad onóracha sna Teangacha Feidhmeacha (an Ghaeilge, an Fhraincis agus an Spáinnis) amach in Ollscoil Luimnigh sa bhliain 2023. Ceapadh ina Runaí ar an gCumann Gaelach sa bhliain 2022 í. Bhronn Uachtarán na hOllscoile gradam óir uirthi de thairbhe na hoibre deonaí seo. Is meantóir reatha ar an scéim 'Gníomhaí Gaeilge' de chuid Chonradh na Gaeilge í. Mar phianódóir, tá an pianó seinnte aici ag ceadail an Royal Irish Academy of Music. Tá sí ag tabhairt faoi MA sa Ghaeilge in Ollscoil Luimnigh faoi láthair agus is teagascóir le Gaeilge ann í chomh maith. Díríonn a taighde máistreachta ar bhunús an bhéaloidis i bhfilíocht chomhaimseartha na Gaeilge. Tá a taighde go dtí seo curtha i láthair aici ag comhdhálacha acadúla.

Mac Léinn is ea Luke O'Donoghue a bhfuil miontráchtas sa Nua-Ghaeilge á scríobh aige faoi láthair mar chuid dá mháistreacht i gColáiste na hOllscoile Chorcaí.  Bronnadh céim chéadonóracha air in 2023 in COC sa Ghaeilge agus sa stair. Ghnóthaigh sé Duais Chiste Theach an Ardmhéara ar na torthaí a bhí aige sa Ghaeilge i mbliain na céime. Chomh maith leis seo, bronnadh duais Jennifer O’Reilly air mar gheall ar a thráchtas staire sa bhliain chéanna. Chaith sé seal ag teagasc na Gaeilge ar an ollscoil i mbliana idir ghramadach agus chumarsáid. Corcaíoch is ea Luke, a tógadh sa chathair. Más ea, tá suim bhuan aige i gcultúr na Gaeltachta agus súil thar muir, leis. Agus é ar scoláireacht FLTA in Montana beidh deis aige an saineolas atá faighte aige a roinnt sa seomra ranga agus lasmuigh de.

Bhain Róisín Ní Raghallaigh céim le céadonóracha sa Ghaeilge amach le hOllscoil Uladh. Fá láthair, tá sí ag tabhair faoi chúrsa TICO (PGCE lán-Ghaeilge) le Coláiste Ollscoile Naomh Muire, Béal Feirste, agus MA san Aistriúchán le hOU. Bíonn ag Róisín ag teagasc na Gaeilge i ranganna oíche do dhaoine fásta, dianchúrsaí lae, agus cúrsaí gairide i nGaeltacht Thír Chonaill. Le cúpla bliain anuas tá sí ag teagasc an Bhéarla agus na Gaeilge ag Scoil Shamhraidh de chuid BILA. Tá an dúshuim ag Róisín i dteangacha mionlaithe agus na hiarrachtaí atá ar siúl chun iad a chaomhnú agus a chur chun cinn, ábhar ar mhian léi tuilleadh staidéar a dhéanamh air amach anseo. Beidh sí mar FLTA in Ollscoil Wisconsin, Milwaukee i mbliana.


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