Fulbright Irish Scholar-In-Residence Awards
What are they?
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to enhance internationalization and cross-cultural understanding efforts on their campuses. Through the S-I-R Program, institutions host a scholar from outside of the United States for a semester or full academic year to teach courses, assist in curriculum development, and guest lecture in their area of expertise and understanding, develop study abroad/exchange partnerships and engage with the campus and within the local community to foster cross-cultural and global understanding. S-I-Rs work across departments and curricula in a variety of ways to significantly enhance or expand an existing international program, develop new world area studies programs, add an international dimension to existing coursework or provide an opportunity for U.S. students to learn about a particular world region or country.
S-I-R grants are for either one semester or an academic year.
Candidates are sought for awards at U.S. institutions of higher learning to:
• Teach courses from a comparative or international perspective,
• Serve as a resource person in interdisciplinary courses or professional programs,
• Participate in special seminars or colloquia that will benefit from the scholar’s perspective, and
• Assist in developing new courses or programs, or in upgrading existing course materials.
In addition, candidates for S-I-R awards must be prepared to fulfill campus and community engagement activities. Examples include:
• Serving as a resource for faculty and students in various ways
• Participating in campus and community life
• Speaking at civic, professional, and cultural organizations and schools
• Engaging with local media
All S-I-R candidates are subject to approval by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.