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  • Professionals and scholars
  • 2 weeks to 3 months
  • Ireland to U.S.
  • For Irish/E.U. Citizen


Fulbright TechImpact Scholar Awards are research grants for Irish citizens or E.U. citizens resident in the Republic of Ireland for three or more years to complete short-term, non-commercial projects and research in the U.S. for a period of 2 weeks to 3 months. They are designed to respond to the potential and pace of ICT.

The Fulbright Commission is interested in supporting candidates across ALL DISCIPLINES . This year there are also 2 TechImpact Cybersecurity Awards available at Boston College and Georgetown University, please see additional flyers on the website for details.


  • Must be an Irish Citizen, or an E.U. citizen who has lived in the Republic of Ireland for 3+ years
  • Preference will be given to a Professional with 3-5 years’ experience in relevant fields or early career researchers with PhD conferred since 2015
  • Must have a clear research proposal that demonstrates the pivotal importance of a Fulbright TechImpact Award at this career stage, expected outcomes / impact and an affiliation with a recognized educational institution, research institute, cultural organization, or other approved non-academic institution
  • Leadership qualities and potential are essential
  • Must have a clear understanding of what it means to be a Fulbrighter
  • Must not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S. and must not already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S.


If you meet the above criteria, you can then register your interest to be notified when the awards are open, typically awards open on August 31st.

Once the awards are open, we can then send you a link to the online application system and the Irish application guidelines.


Monetary grant, plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and J-1 visa administration.


  • All successful applicants must comply with the two-year home rule, which means that awardees will not be eligible for U.S. residency or a visa until the two-year home rule in Ireland is complete.