Fulbright Scholar Award

Engineering and Informatics

Application Deadline
Thursday, September, 15, 2022
Award Code
13636-EI
Activity Type
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Mid-Career Academics

Number of recipients

Exactly
1
Award Start Period
September 2023
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January 2024
Award Length
6 months
-
10 months
Flex Option
No
Country
Ireland
Multi-Country/Area Award
No
Disciplines
Engineering
Information Sciences/Systems
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
Advise and/or mentor students
Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
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 ideal candidate will have a specific research/academic interest in ICT (Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, mobile applications, Augmented Reality)/ Polymer Materials, Robotics) TUS would like our visiting scholar to be involved in our NFQ Level 8 and 9 programmes (lectures sizes of less than 30). Our scholar will deliver guest lectures, seminars and workshops, student tutorials and take part in our school outreach programmes where possible. There is no preference for how scholars divide their time between teaching and research.

Research areas and the relevant faculty members which the scholar will participate in will include:

Locations
Award must be undertaken at one of the following institutions
Locations Detail

Faculty of Engineering, Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest Athlone Campus, University Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath N37HD68 Ireland 

Award Length and Period

6-10 months September 2023 / January 2024 (flexible start date)

Areas of Interest

Specific research/academic interest in ICT (Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, mobile applications, Augmented Reality)/ Polymer Materials, Robotics)

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

Dr. Sean Lyons, Dean of Engineering & Informatics

Email:  slyons@ait.ie

Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient.
Additional Qualification Information

Ideal scholar will be an early to mid career academic with a PhD.

Award Allowances

Maximum Monthly stipend $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 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.

Please refer to the figures above for an estimate of total monthly Fulbright award benefits. Benefits may include a monthly base stipend, living and housing allowances, and additional one-time allowances. Benefits may vary based on a scholar's current academic rank (or professional equivalent), the city of placement, the type of award (teaching, teaching/research, or research), and the number of and duration of stay of accompanying dependents. Research-only or Professional Project grantees receive a standard stipend that is not adjusted for academic rank. In most cases, dependent benefits will not be provided to Flex grantees, or to grantees pursuing grants less than four months (or a semester) in length.

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 reserves the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.

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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