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FULBRIGHT-GEOLOGICAL SURVEY IRELAND AWARD

QUICK GUIDE

  • Geoscience
  • Student or Scholar
  • Ireland to U.S.
  • 3-12 Months
  • For Irish/E.U. Citizens

DESCRIPTION

Geological Survey Ireland (GSI), a division of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications supports the Fulbright Commission in offering a unique opportunity for an Irish / E.U. postgraduate student, scholar or professional to travel to the U.S. to study or research in all fields of Geoscience.

These fields include (but are not limited to) geological & marine mapping, geological processes, Earth observation, geohazards, groundwater, raw materials & minerals, public perception of Earth resources. Relevant applications in big data and sustainable development are particularly welcome.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be an Irish citizen, or E.U. citizen living in the Republic of Ireland for the last 3+ years
  • Must be a current postgraduate student, current postdoctoral scholar, active researcher or a professional with 5 years relevant experience
  • Must have a clear course of study in geoscience or a relevant field
  • 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 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.