The Fulbright Programme in Ireland
The Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange (the Fulbright Commission) administers the Fulbright programme between Ireland and the United States of America. The Commission offers annually a limited number of grants at accredited academic institutions in the United States.
Irish citizens applying for awards should be in a position to outline a clearly defined course of study or research at a specified institution and must obtain their own placements in the United States.
Grants are awarded by competition, following an interview in Dublin.
It is a basic condition for the award of grants that on completion of the grant period in the United States, the grantee will return to Ireland. Consequently holders of US immigrant visas (green cards) or applicants for such are not eligible. However, students who are enrolled on a postgraduate programme will normally be permitted to extend their visa to remain in the United States to complete their studies.
For further information see http://www.fulbright.ie/
Postgraduate NUI Travelling Studentships
The NUI Travelling Student Scheme has as its main objectives:
- To encourage the most able students in the NUI federal system to pursue research;
- To enable these students to undertake postgraduate research abroad, in the most reputable universities, towards a doctoral degree, or
- To assist students registered in NUI institutions to foster international partnerships by undertaking substantial research periods overseas as part of their doctoral studies;
- To attract these students back to enrich the learning community within NUI.
At least six Travelling scholarships will be offered in 2015, on the basis of a common competition open to NUI graduates, as follows:
- Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Law (4)
- Sciences (all branches), Engineering and Architecture (2)
For further information see http://www.nui.ie/awards/travelling_Studentships.asp