Fulbright-UCD Mary Ball Washington Scholar
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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 successful candidate:
- Will teach two modules, as agreed with the Head of School. One module will be a research-led upper level undergraduate module, with up to 20 students, meeting 3 hours per week. The second module may either be a graduate module, meeting 2-3 hours per week, or contributing to a team-taught level 2 undergraduate module, meeting for 2-3 hours per week. The module handbook (the course syllabus) should identify key readings, including any primary sources and important secondary sources.
- Will conduct research in their field of specialism and collaborate as appropriate with colleagues in the School of History, in particular with Dr Sandra Scanlon.
- Will give a research seminar to the School of History on their current research project.
- Will participate in public engagement events, as appropriate, during the course of their stay at UCD (e.g. public lecture, podcast, media, etc.).
There is no preference for how scholars divide their time between teaching and research.
School of History, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland
The scholar must have a PhD and teaching experience. The scholar should have academic publications, commensurate with their career stage. The School is open to applicants at all career stages. Non-academics will not be considered.
Maximum $3,800 per month, (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.
Please contact the Fulbright Commission in Dublin via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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