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  • Agriculture, food, forestry, environment
  • Student
  • Ireland to U.S.
  • 3-12 Months
  • For Irish/E.U. Citizen


The Fulbright Commission and Teagasc are offering this unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student to travel to the U.S. to study or research in the fields of agriculture, food, forestry and environment. Applications relating the above themes to sustainable development or big data are particularly welcome.

For all grants, the Fulbright Commission is seeking excellent applicants with strong leadership potential and a commitment to the ethos of being a Fulbrighter.


  • Must be an Irish Citizen, or an E.U. citizen who has lived in the Republic of Ireland for 3+ years
  • Must be a current or prospective postgraduate student with a minimum 2.1
  • Must have a clear course of study / research
  • Must have strong experience in the agriculture, food, forestry or environment sector
  • Must possess leadership qualities and potential
  • Should have a clear understanding of what it means to be a Fulbrighter
  • Must not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, currently living in the U.S., or 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.

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


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.