Applications open for grants to study, teach and research in US
Applications open tomorrow for awards for postgraduate students, scholars and professionals from the Fulbright Commission in Ireland.
The financial awards support those seeking to study, lecture or do research in the US in the coming year. Stays are for a maximum of a year and there are three types of awards on offer.
The Fulbright student awards are for postgraduate studies, with a grant of up to $20,000 (about €16,000).
The Fulbright scholar and professional awards enable academics and professionals to research or lecture in the US. These too are worth about €16,000 but up to €35,000 if in the Irish language.
There is also a Fulbright foreign language teaching assistantship award, a 10-month grant to enable Irish language teachers to develop their skills by teaching at a US college. Grants are about €20,000.
The Fulbright awards are presented on an annual basis. All applications must be received both in hard copy and online by November 14th.
Una Halligan, chairwoman of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, said: “The Irish Fulbright awards offer winners the opportunity to study, research, and build relationships in the United States. The Fulbrighters gain invaluable experience that they can share upon their return to Ireland that will set them apart in their fields.”