Fulbright Irish Awards 2023-2024 

31st August 2022

Posted In: Be In The Frame

The 2023-2024 Fulbright Irish Awards were launched today with an application deadline of Thursday 27th October 2022.

The Fulbright Commission is eager to engage and energise Irish students, scholars and professionals with a suite of opportunities that make up the Fulbright Irish Awards 2023-2024.  With a Fulbright Award, students, scholars and professionals can develop their academic or professional careers in the United States and engage in high-level research while serving as cultural ambassadors and building links between the U.S. and Ireland. Fulbright alumni join a distinguished international network.

Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Kellee Farmer, said; “The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational and cultural exchange program and continues to create lasting connections between the people of the United States and other nations—building mutual understanding and advancing knowledge across communities. The Fulbright programme plays a crucial role in strengthening the unique relationship shared by the United States and Ireland that is extremely important to us.”

New Award: Fulbright-Teagasc Scholar and Professional Award

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Fulbright Awards

The Fulbright Awards provide academic and career opportunities for Irish and EU students and professionals with 5+ years relevant experience to study, research, or teach with experts at a U.S. institution or organisation.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney T.D., said; “Since its inception, the Fulbright Programme has given thousands of people the opportunity to pursue educational exchanges between Ireland and the United States, deepening links with our American friends. Fulbrighters share research, ideas and culture and contribute to finding solutions to important global problems. The Government of Ireland is proud to support this excellent programme, and I look forward to seeing the collaboration and connections that develop as a result of the 2023-2024 awards.”

The vision and ethos of the Fulbright Commission is to strengthen Irish and American collaboration and inspire minds to create a global culture of understanding and solidarity by nurturing academic and professional excellence, expertise and leadership.

Fulbright Alumni have achieved success and earned accolades in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics. Global Fulbright Alumni include 61 Nobel Prize recipients, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 40 recipients who have served as a head of state or in government.

Fulbright places an emphasis on cultural engagement, collaboration, long-term academic and professional connections, and strong alumni participation by selecting excellent candidates from across Ireland to work with a diversity of U.S. Higher Education institutions and organisations.

The Fulbright Commission in Ireland partners with local and international agencies to offer additional awards in the areas of Health, Social Justice, Culture and Heritage, Geoscience, Agri-food, Environmental Protection, Business & Innovation, Law, Cybersecurity and the Irish language.

Chair of the Fulbright Commission Ireland Board, Professor Diane Negra, said; “On the launch of the Fulbright Irish Awards 2023-2024 today, as Chair of the Fulbright Board, I urge students, scholars and professionals who are eager to make an impact in their field to consider applying for a Fulbright Award. The Fulbright Programme has a long history of high-level research, academic excellence and cross-cultural collaboration, that is crucial to contributing to finding solutions to global issues.”

Who is eligible?

The Awards are open to Irish and EU students and professionals with 5+ years relevant experience from all disciplines and backgrounds.

Successful candidates receive a monetary stipend, travel costs, accident and emergency insurance, visa administration support, cultural and professional programming, and an introduction to a vast international professional and academic network. The Commission is committed to fairness, equity, and inclusion and encourages applications from people from diverse backgrounds to all its schemes, programmes and activities.

Deadline to apply is 4pm, Thursday 27th October 2022. Learn more at www.fulbright.ie

Watch our webinars to learn more about the awards and application process. Register for upcoming webinars here.

Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, Dr Dara FitzGerald, said; “The strength and endurance of the Fulbright Programme lies in its people; an international network of collaborative experts, students, scholars, professionals, alumni and friends. The Commission takes pride in our application and interview process that places the candidate and their experiences on par with grades and achievements. As a result, we are fortunate each year to get the most inspiring group of Fulbrighters who embody the ethos of Fulbright. Will you apply for the awards and join the thousands of alumni serving as leaders across the world?”

Pictured: Fulbright Awardees Dr Nuala Flood, Raphael Onwunali, Dr Colette Murray and Dr Angela Butler.