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Douglass Week: Announcing the Fulbright-Frederick and Anna Douglass Award for U.S. Citizens
February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFREE
12pm EST/ 5pm GMT 11 Feb 2022
This session will introduce an exciting new Fulbright opportunity for U.S. citizens. The Fulbright Commission in Ireland, in cooperation with the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives foundation (FDFI), has established an award to honour the legacy of Frederick and Anna Douglass. The Fulbright-Frederick and Anna Douglass U.S. Award will support U.S. graduate students to complete a Master’s degree at Dublin City University in the study of civil rights, sociology, history, American studies, public policy or related fields. Students interested in doctoral programs or non-degree Master’s-level research will also be considered.
The Commission encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for these awards with the goal of increasing the level of participation of diverse communities in U.S.-Irish exchanges more broadly, and to spread awareness of the Fulbright Program within communities traditionally underrepresented in international exchange.
Speakers include Dr Dara Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, Kenneth B. Morris of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, Angela Gjertson of the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, and Professor Daire Keogh, President of Dublin City University. Paula Melvin, Student Awards Manager with the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, will advise on how students can apply and participate in Q&A.