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FULBRIGHT-ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGNECY AWARD

QUICK GUIDE

  • Water, climate and sustainability
  • Student or scholar
  • Ireland to U.S.
  • 3-12 Months
  • For Irish/E.U. citizens

DESCRIPTION

The Fulbright Commission & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are offering a unique opportunity for a postgraduate student or scholar to travel to the U.S. to study or research in the areas of water, climate, and environmental sustainability. See EPA Research Strategy.

Applications should be relevant to the national environmental policy context & implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Ireland. Relevant applications considering how best to integrate the use of Earth observation (e.g. COPERNICUS) are particularly welcome.

Fulbright is seeking excellent applicants with strong leadership potential and a commitment to the Fulbright ethos.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be an Irish Citizen, or an E.U. citizen who has lived in the ROI for the last 3+ years
  • Must be a current or prospective postgraduate student with a minimum 2.1, a current post doctorate, or a professional with 5 years relevant experience
  • Must have a clear course of study
  • 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. or already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S.

HOW TO APPLY?

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.

FUNDING DETAILS

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

Student applicants can do a full PhD or Masters in the U.S. or portion of an ongoing Irish postgraduate degree, but will need to seek funding for subsequent years

ANYTHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW?

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.

Preference will be given to visiting researchers.