Fulbright Scholar Award

Computer Science


Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2024
Award Code
Activity Type
A combination of teaching and research as described above. Refer to the award description for any specifications on percentages of time that should be devoted to teaching vs research.
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.
Mid-Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.
Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Number of recipients

Award Start Period
September 2025 or January 2026 - February 2026
Award Length
3 months
Flex Option
Multi-Country/Area Award
Computer Science
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution

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 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.

Location Selection: Award is hosted by the institution listed below
Award Length and Period

3 months

Academic Calendar normally falls from Sept- May, 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. 

Areas of Interest

Preferred specialization includes:

  • Machine Learning
  • Data Analytics
  • DevSecOps
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Storage Technologies
Special Features

The visiting lecturer will be 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 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


The Commission organizes a comprehensive orientation in Fall and Spring for U.S. Grantees. 

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

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 required.
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.


Jade Lyons, Head of Department of Computing, ATU Letterkenny,   Jade.Lyons@atu.ie

Ruth Lennon, Lecturer in Computing, ATU Letterkenny, Ruth.Lennon@atu.ie

Phone: 00353749186355

Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient
Additional Qualification Information

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.

Additional Comments

The selected scholar will be provided access to office space and a laptop or PC as desired. 

Award Allowances

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)

Applicants are not expected to seek cost-sharing from Host Institution during the application process. The Fulbright Commission in Ireland 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 All Disciplines Awards available, and to maximize institutional involvement in the program. 

Do you offer additional dependent benefits
Special Award Benefits

The Commission organizes a comprehensive orientation in Fall and Spring for U.S. Grantees. 

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.


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 13 universities, 12 Technological Universities, 2 Institutes of Technology, Colleges of Further 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 a cost-sharing contribution to the Commission's award programs; these arrangements allow the Commission to increase the number of awards available and to maximize institutional involvement in the Program.

In each academic year, the Commission partners with Irish institutions who have agreed, in advance, to cost-share "Sponsored" 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 Fulbright Commission in Ireland via email at awards@fulbright.ie.

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