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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.
Ireland seeks and encourages the involvement of people from diverse backgrounds in all its grants.
The scholar will be assigned lecturing hours as per their field of expertise and as per the needs of the hosting institute. Courses are subject to change over time. Scholar will be assigned a lecturing module which may include lecturing, practical classes, and tutorials where appropriate. It is anticipated that dissertation supervision hours will be allocated under the institute’s normal allocation procedures. Modes of delivery may include e-learning on selected modules. There is no preference for how scholars divide their time between teaching and research.
Academic Calendar normally falls from Sept 2024 - May 2025, some dissertation supervision can also run June to August, in addition to the normal academic calendar.
This application is for a three month term. As much as is possible it is hoped to offer dissertation supervision for student(s) where work is completed in a full time, 3 month term.
Preferred specialization includes:
- Machine Learning
- Data Analytics
- Cyber Security
- Cloud Computing
- Storage Technologies
The visiting lecturer will given the opportunity to attend approved faculty training, participate in curriculum development and attend meetings as necessary to the normal work of the department. The scholar will be allocated dissertation supervision hours to enable involvement in research opportunities.The visiting scholar will be invited to join the program committee or review panel for an ACM conference.The contact lecturer, Ruth Lennon, will assist the visiting scholar to provide guest speaker in another third level institute or university (UCD, DKIT, DIT) and in obtaining guest speaker slots at OWASP, Microsoft or DevOps meet-ups as relevant, if desired.
Areas covered by Letterkenny Institute of Technology include:
- M.Sc. in Big Data Analytics; B.Sc. in Digital Healthcare; M.Sc. in Digital Healthcare; M.Sc. in Digital Healthcare by Research
- Topics: Data Analytics; Business Intelligence; Machine Learning
- M.Sc. in Cloud Computing Technologies; B.Sc. in Cloud and Green Technologies
- Topics: Enterprise & Data Center Networking; Storage Technologies; Data Center Industrial Automation
- MSc in Computing in DevOps (LY_KDVOP_M) ; MSc in Computing and Cloud Technologies ; B.Sc in Applied Computing
- Topics: DevOps Software Engineering, Project Management, Scripting the Deployment Pipeline; Virtual Server Administration
- MSc in Computing in Cybersecurity (LY_KSSCT_M) ; MSc in Computing and Cybersecurity Research (LY_KCYBR_M); BSc. In Computer Security and Digital Forensics
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.
Thomas Dowling, Head of Department of Computing, LYIT, Thomas.Dowling@lyit.ie
Ruth Lennon, Lecturer in Computing, LYIT, firstname.lastname@example.org
Required to hold an appropriate post graduate qualification from a recognized degree awarding body or equivalent. Candidate should have a minimum of two years’ experience and should have previously supervised dissertations at the Ph.D. level.
Maximum Monthly Stipend of $3,800 (note that the stipend will be paid in euros and the approximate USD amount reflects the current exchange rate)
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 2024-2025 awards program have all agreed to make a generous financial contribution to the Scholar’s grant.
The Commission organizes a comprehensive two-day orientation that includes Irish language training and cultural events.
Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.
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 2024-25, 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.
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The selected scholar will be provided access to office space and a laptop or PC as desired.