DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
The mission of the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange is to fortify Irish and American collaboration through exchanges of talent, knowledge and scholarship.
The vision of the Commission is to inspire minds to create a global culture of understanding and solidarity by nurturing academic and professional excellence, expertise, fortitude and leadership.
The Commission in Ireland strives to ensure that its programmes reflect and value the diversity of Irish and U.S. societies. The Commission seeks and encourages the involvement of people from diverse backgrounds in all its grants, programmes and other activities, as well as in its workforce and workplace. Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, colour, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and we encourage those from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. The Commission is committed to fairness, equity, and inclusion.
The Commission’s 2019-2022 Strategy acknowledges the Fulbright Program's, and other Award Programmes', intention of being inclusive and prestigious, and is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of all of our activities.
With this intent in mind, the Commission has assembled a voluntary Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Panel. This Panel includes Fulbright alumni whose research, work experience and or personal experiences provide insights into areas of DEI and give a voice to underrepresented communities. The Panel’s role is to provide consultation on how the Commission can improve and maximise accessibility, advance equity steps and enhance Awardee support.
WHAT IS PRIVILEGE?
WHAT IS BIAS?
PRISM IRELAND CHAPTER
The Fulbright Prism Ireland Chapter provides a dedicated place for LGBTQ+ Fulbright Awardees and Alumni in Ireland to raise awareness and build the LGBTQ+ Fulbright community through shared resources, network building, events, dialogue and maintain the resource list for Ireland.
Fulbright Prism is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation, that serves Fulbright Program grantees, alumni, staff, and administrators who identify with a marginalized orientation, gender affiliation, or sex (or LGBTQ+).
Official Fulbright Prism chapters are run by local grantees and alumni who have intimate knowledge of the host country and its community.
Listen to the pilot episode of The Fulbright Diversity Podcast series.
In this podcast, alumns of the Fulbright Program talk about their work and research, about regional and local ramifications of global diversity-related issues, and the impact their Fulbright experience has had on their personal and professional growth.