The 2020-2021 Fulbright Irish Awards launched

28th August 2019

Posted In: Be In The Frame

The 2020-2021 Fulbright Irish Awards were launched today {August 28th} with an application deadline of 31 October 2019. The Fulbright Program provides opportunities for passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals from all backgrounds to undertake programs and collaborate with experts in the USA. Fulbright’s mission is to forge lasting international connections, counter misunderstandings, and help people work together toward common goals.

Chair of the Board of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, Dr Sarah Ingle said: “As a Fulbright Alumna, I strongly encourage students, scholars and professionals to consider applying for the 2020-2021 Fulbright Awards. Since its formation, the Fulbright Programme has promoted and encouraged the belief that by living with, and learning from, people of different cultures, we can shape a more positive vision for local communities and our global world. These Awards provide a huge opportunity for creativity, engagement and collaboration, as well as professional and personal growth.”

Alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, and include 59 Nobel Prize recipients, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government. The Fulbright Irish Awards are open to all disciplines and backgrounds. The Fulbright Commission in Ireland partners with local and international agencies to offer additional funding in the areas of Museum Studies, Health, Geoscience, Marine Studies, Agriculture, Environmental Protection, Cybersecurity, Law and Irish language.

Successful candidates receive a significant monetary grant, accident and emergency insurance, visa administration, cultural and professional programming, and introduction to a vast international professional and academic network.

The application deadline is 4pm, 31 October 2019. To learn more about the Fulbright Awards visit here>>

Pictured: Fulbright Irish Awardees Paul Carey, Yvonne de Faoite, Sinead Murray and Oisín Byrne.