Fulbright-EPA Awards

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The Fulbright Commission of Ireland annually awards grants to Irish and E.U. postgraduate students, scholars, and professionals to study, research, and lecture in the United States and for Americans to do the same in Ireland.

The Fulbright Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student or scholar in the field to travel to the U.S. to study or research in the areas of water, climate, and sustainability. For all grants, the Fulbright Commission is seeking excellent applicants with strong leadership potential and a commitment to the ethos of being a Fulbrighter.

Fulbright-EPA 2018 Award in Water, Climate Change or Sustainability now open!

Together with the Fulbright Commission, we are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student or scholar in the field to travel to the U.S. to study or research in the areas of water, climate, and sustainability.

Relevant applications in Big Data & Sustainable Development are particularly welcome.

For all grants, the Fulbright Commission is seeking excellent applicants with strong leadership potential and a commitment to the ethos of being a Fulbrighter.

AWARD APPLICATIONS OPEN: 31.08.2017

AWARDS DEADLINE: 31.10.2017

Eligibility

  • Must be an Irish Citizen or an E.U. citizen who has lived in the Republic of Ireland for the last 3+ yrs
  • Must be a current or prospective postgraduate student with a minimum 2.1, or current post doctorate
  • 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.

How to apply?

If you meet the above criteria, please email awards@fulbright.ie stating:

  • Your full name
  • Area of study or research
  • Where you intend to research or study
  • How long you intend to research or study in the US (allowable period for students is 4 months - 1 year, and for scholars 3 months - 1 year)
  • Your home institution

We will then issue you the link to the online application system (known as Embark) and the guidelines.

All applications are due by 4pm Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Funding Details

  • Monetary grant, plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, & J-1 visa administration
  • Student applicants can do a full PhD or Master’s in the U.S. or a portion of an ongoing Irish postgraduate degree but will need to seek additional funding for subsequent years

Anything else you should know?

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.

Fulbright-EPA Awards 2017

The EPA is delighted to announce the awards of two Fulbright-EPA Awards in 2017, and would like to congratulate the two awardees:

  • Ms Fiona McDermott is a researcher and PhD candidate, based at the Connect Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications at TCD. While on her Fulbright-EPA Student Award at the New School in New York City, Fiona will undertake critical design research focusing on the practice of urban informatics, forms of urban intelligence and networked data infrastructures.
  • Dr Laura Devaney is a postdoctoral researcher at Teagasc, examining development pathways for the Irish and European bioeconomy. Previous to this, she was awarded a PhD from the Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin, where she also worked and lectured for two years in the area of environmental geography and sustainable consumption. Laura will travel to UC Berkeley for her Fulbright-EPA scholarship to research the development and governance of the US bioeconomy.

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