Fulbright Irish Scholar Award

Sponsor: Fulbright Commission

Submission Deadline

Application Period for 2016-2017 Awards opens Aug 2015

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The Fulbright Irish Scholar Awards are grants for Irish citizens or E.U. citizens resident in the Republic of Ireland for three or more years to complete postdoctoral or professional research or lecturing for a period of 3 months up to 1 year. Applicants can chose one of the following three categories of Fulbright Scholar Award: Lecturing - If the primary purpose of the project is to teach or team-teach at least one full semester course. Applicants will be required to submit course syllabi / Research - If the primary purpose of the project is to conduct research. Applicants will be required to submit a research bibliography / Lecturing/Research - If the project will include significant portions of both lecturing and research as defined above. Candidates will be required to outline both activities in their project statement, as well as submit course syllabi and a research bibliography.

Other Criteria

Fulbright Scholar applicants must: possess a PhD or five or more years relevant professional experience / be an Irish citizen or E.U. citizen living in the Republic of Ireland for three or more years / not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S. / not already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S. In addition, applicants must demonstrate academic and personal excellence, a strong rationale for going to the United States, a robust program of research and or lecturing, strong leadership skills or potential, and an understanding and commitment to the ethos of being a Fulbrighter.

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Number of AwardsVaried
IncludesAwards comprise: a monetary grant that is based on the location and duration of the award / accident and emergency insurance / cultural and professional programming. All successful applicants will be required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Dublin / a requirement to submit reports / and J-1 visa administration. Awardees MUST comply with THE TWO-YEAR HOME-COUNTRY RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT associated with the J-1 visa. Awardees will not be eligible for a U.S. residency or work visa until they have fulfilled the J-1 visa two-year home residency requirement.
Nationality RequiredIrish
Host CountriesUnited States
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