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  • Climate evidence, Healthy environment, Natural environment, Green and circular economy
  • Student, scholar or professional
  • Ireland to U.S.
  • Student 4-12 months or Scholar 3-12 months
  • For Irish citizens/E.U. citizens who have lived in the ROI for the last 5+ years


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;

  • Addressing climate change evidence needs
  • Facilitating a green and circular economy
  • Delivering a healthy environment
  • Protecting and restoring our natural environment

Advancing knowledge in these areas is essential to support the design, implementation and evaluation of effective policy relevant to climate, the environment and sustainability, as well as to deliver on the ambitions of the EPA Research 2030 Framework.

Learn more about the EPA Research 2030 Framework

Applications should be relevant to the national environmental policy. In this context, applications relevant to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals or those 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.


  • Must be an Irish Citizen, or an E.U. citizen who has lived in the ROI for the last 5+ 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.


-> Closed for applications


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 alternate 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.

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