2024-2025 Fulbright Irish Awards Launch  

28th August 2023

Posted In: Be In The Frame

The 2024-2025 Fulbright Irish Awards launched today with an application deadline of Friday 27th October 2023 at 4pm.

The Fulbright Commission invites passionate Irish students, scholars and professionals to apply for the unparalleled opportunities that make up the 2024-2025 Fulbright Irish Awards. The Fulbright Awards provide students, scholars and professionals with opportunities to develop their academic or professional careers and engage in advanced research in the United States while serving as cultural ambassadors and building lasting connections between the U.S. and Ireland.

Fulbright Alumni form a distinguished global network of peers and colleagues who have achieved success and garnered accolades in government, science, the arts, technology, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics. Global Fulbright Alumni include 78 MacArthur Fellows, 62 Nobel Prize recipients, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 41 recipients who have served as a head of state or in government.

Fulbright Awards 

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

The vision and ethos of the Fulbright Commission is to inspire minds, create a global culture of understanding and solidarity through collaboration, education and cultural exchange and strengthen Irish and American bonds by nurturing academic and professional excellence, expertise and leadership. The Fulbright Program is a bilateral exchange programme supported by the Irish Government and the U.S. Department of State that emphasizes cultural engagement, academic and professional connections, and alumni participation. It is known for selecting outstanding candidates from the island of Ireland to work with diverse U.S. higher education institutions.

Who is eligible?  

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

The Fulbright Commission in Ireland partners with local and international agencies to offer additional sponsored awards in the areas of Health, Social Justice, Culture and Heritage, Geoscience, Agri-food, Environmental Protection, Business & Innovation, Law, Cybersecurity and the Irish language.  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, Friday 27th October 2023. Learn more at www.fulbright.ie.

Chair of the Fulbright Commission Ireland Board, Professor Diane Negra: “Today we launch the Fulbright Irish Awards 2024-2025, and as Chair of the Fulbright Board and a Fulbright Alumna, I strongly encourage students, scholars and professionals to apply for these fantastic opportunities.

Fulbright has a longstanding history of academic and professional excellence, expertise and leadership and cross-cultural collaboration, that is crucial to finding solutions to current global challenges and working together toward common goals.”

Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, Dr Dara FitzGerald: “The international network of colleagues, experts, students, scholars, professionals, peers and friends that make up Fulbright Alumni are the strength and spirit of the Fulbright Programme. While a Fulbright Award offers unparalleled career opportunities, enriching Awardees’ education and advancing their professions, simultaneously the impact on the lives of Fulbrighters is undeniable through cultural exchange, memorable experiences, meaningful collaborations and deepened personal connections. I urge students, scholars and professionals from all disciplines and backgrounds to ‘shoot for the stars’ and apply for the Fulbright Irish Awards 2024-2025.”

The U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, Claire Cronin: “The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s preeminent international educational and cultural exchange initiative and plays a crucial role in strengthening the unique relationship shared by the United States and Ireland, creating lasting connections, building mutual understanding and advancing knowledge across communities to solve global problems.”

Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin T.D.: “The Fulbright Programme has given thousands of people the opportunity to pursue educational and cultural exchanges between Ireland and the United States, strengthening ties across the Atlantic. Fulbrighters collaborate, share research, ideas and culture and contribute to finding solutions to global problems. The Government of Ireland is proud to support this excellent programme through the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. I look forward to seeing the connections that develop as a result of the 2024-2025 awards.”

Pictured: Recent Fulbright Irish Awardees (L-R): Dr Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Dr Mahon, Dr Kinsella, Dr Daly, Dr Mc Dermott, Dr McEvoy, Dr O’Hanlon and Prof. Naughton.