Fulbright Scholar Award

Celtic Studies

Application Deadline
Thursday, September, 15, 2022
Award Code
13225-EI
Activity Type
Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
Mid-Career Academics
Senior Academics

Number of recipients

Exactly
1
Award Start Period
August 2023
-
February 2024
Award Length
6 months
Flex Option
No
Country
Ireland
Multi-Country/Area Award
No
Disciplines
Area Studies, non- U.S.
History, non- U.S.
Literature, non- U.S.
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
The applicant can propose any of the listed activities

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.

Award Activity

Ireland seeks and encourages the involvement of people from diverse backgrounds in all its grants.

The scholar would be expected to undertake a research project in the school of Celtic Studies for (ideally) a 6-month period. It would be expected that the Scholar would participate in or attend most SCS activities during this period (e.g. seminars, conferences, etc.) and would interact with academic staff and make use of our extensive library holdings to complete the project. If deemed feasible, the Scholar could also hold a research seminar to discuss their project and its results. Members of SCS are active in most areas of Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Welsh language and literature.

Locations
Award is hosted by the institution listed below
Locations Detail

School of Celtic Studies

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4

Award Length and Period

6 months

September 2023 or January 2024 (Flexible start date) 

Areas of Interest

Celtic studies - language, literature and history. 

Special Features

The Commission organizes a comprehensive two-day orientation that includes Irish language training and cultural events.

Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Applicants residing in the award country at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award.
Permanent residents of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Invitation Requirement
A letter of invitation is preferred.
Invitation Requirement Additional Information

Competitive applications will demonstrate clear alignment with host strategy, goals or new areas of mutual interest. Typically a letter of invitation will express this adequately.

Please contact Professor Ruairí Ó hUiginn, ruairi@celt.dias.ie

Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient.
Award Allowances

Maximum $3,800 per month, (note that the stipend will be paid in euros and the approximate USD amount reflects the current exchange rate); no extra financial assistance for travel and accommodation.

The Commission annually requests that Irish institutions make a contribution to recommended Scholars’ grants to maximize the institution’s understanding and involvement in the Program and the impact and awareness of the Scholar’s visit, as well as to enhance the number of awards that can be offered. The institutions and locations specified in the 2023-2024 awards program have all agreed to make a generous financial contribution to the Scholar’s grant.

Special Award Benefits

The Commission organizes a comprehensive two-day orientation that includes Irish language training and cultural events.

Ireland

What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

The Fulbright Commission in Ireland seeks and encourages the involvement of people from diverse backgrounds in all its grants, and is particularly welcoming of applicants from under-represented institutions and ethnicities. Fulbright Alumni cite the following bonuses in coming to Ireland: English-speaking; very welcoming; family-friendly; safe; intellectually challenging in a good way; culturally rich and diverse; and accessible. Please see the Commission’s  Coming to Ireland page and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page for more information and resources.

Ireland is a friendly, engaging and vibrant country with centuries of U.S. interaction as part of its DNA. With a highly educated workforce, competitive educational system and millennia of culture, it is a popular choice for U.S. Scholar and Student applicants. The Irish Commission is particularly welcoming of applicants from under-represented institutions, ethnicities, etc. See more here and at I am Fulbright.

Higher education in Ireland is provided by eight universities, fourteen institutes of technology, colleges of education and a number of specialist colleges in art, law, music, public administration and theology. There are also a significant number of well-funded research centres see here and culture & heritage host options.

Most Irish colleges operate on a two-semester academic year: September to December and January to May. A small number of colleges and departments retain three trimesters: October to December, January to March and April to June. Further information on higher education in Ireland can be found here.

Most higher education institutions are supported by the Irish government; for example, universities and institutes of technology receive more than 90 percent of their income from the state. The Irish government has invested 2.5 billion euro establishing advanced centers of research, and world-class research facilities and programs that are an attractive destination for international exchange visitors.

The Commission annually offers Irish institutions an opportunity to contribute to the Fulbright Program through cost-sharing; these arrangements allow the Commission to increase the number of awards available and to maximize institutional involvement in the Program.

For academic year 2023-24, the Commission is partnering with eight Irish institutions who have agreed, in advance, to cost-share awards for U.S. scholars. In addition to the “All Disciplines” awards supported by the Commission, U.S. scholar proposals within this category will also be considered for cost-sharing by Irish host institutions. 

Please contact the Senior Awards Manager at the Fulbright Commission in Dublin via email at sonya.mcguinness@fulbright.ie.

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