Friday, May 29, 2020

Fulbright Irish Awards for Ireland and EU students 2020-2021

Fulbright Scholarship 2021-2022
LEVEL: Masters, PhD, Research
FUNDING: Fully Funded
OPEN TO: Ireland and EU Citizens
STATUS: Closed

The Fulbright Irish Awards annually provides grants and support for Irish citizens, and E.U. citizens (resident in RoI for 3+ years), to undertake research, study or lecturing in the United States. Fulbright Student Awardees can go to the U.S. to complete a Masters or PhD (degree-seeking award) at a U.S. institution or conduct research as part of a current postgraduate program in Ireland or the E.U.; visiting researcher awards. Preference will be given to visiting researcher applicants in the latter stages of their PhDs.

There are four types of Fulbright grants available during this application period: Student, Scholar, TechImpact Scholar and FLTA (Foreign Language Teaching Assistant).

Programme Details

  • Area: Specified areas on the official page.
  • Number of Awards: Not specified
  • Duration: 2 Weeks to 12 Months.
  • Target group: Open to Irish and E.U. citizens.

Fulbright Irish Awards Benefits

The Fulbright Irish Awards provides the following benefits:

  • 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.

Fulbright Irish Awards Eligibility

To be eligible for the Fulbright Irish Awards, All applicants must:

  • be an Irish Citizen, or E.U. citizen living in the Republic of Ireland for the past 3+ years
  • be a current or prospective postgraduate student with a minimum 2.1
  • possess leadership qualities and potential
  • have a clear understanding of what it means to be a Fulbrighter
  • 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.
  • not already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S.
  • Satisfy specific eligibility criteria of selected programme.

Application instructions:

Candidate that are interested to apply for the Fulbright Irish Awards must follow the steps below:

  • Register their interest to receive a link to the online application system,
  • Apply as a Student, Scholar, TechImpact Scholar or FLTA,
  • Apply separately to US institution for Masters / PhD program or seek letter of affiliation.

Required documents

  • Personal Information & CV
  • Written Statements
  • References
  • Transcripts
  • Samples of work for visual/performing artists.

For more detail on the Fulbright Irish Awards, please visit the official page.

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