Fulbright Scholar Award

Investigating Impact through Innovative Research Dissemination


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
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.
Senior Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of recipients

Award Start Period
September 2025 or January 2026
Award Length
3 months
Flex Option
Multi-Country/Area Award
Projects are sought in all disciplines
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

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.

While this is primarily a research-based invitation, in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences, we welcome initiatives proposed by the visiting scholar that might involve making connections with students and staff in any number ways. In the past, these have included one-off or series of talks, seminars, lectures and presentations, which can be delivered (for the most part in a non-credited way) either formally or informally. In tandem with any research project undertaken during the period of the candidate's visit to University College Cork, we also welcome participation in symposia or conferences where they might act as useful for a for the presentation of work, or merely as a mechanism to reach out creatively to members of staff within given fields of research. There are no expectations or requirements to deliver sections of accredited modules or programmes, although visiting scholars are welcome to discuss participation on any level with module or programme coordinators, if they are interested.

Location Selection: Award is hosted by the institution listed below
Locations Detail

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork

For researchers in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) traditional mono-dimensional forms of research dissemination are increasingly expected to be accompanied by innovative cross disciplinary methods aimed at non-academic audiences. With a view to encouraging engagement with the local non-academic community as well as increasing impact with relevant public and private institutions, UCC prioritises the notion that the University is in the community, of the community and for the community. As a result researchers are encouraged to consider how their work might be disseminated in more accessible and digestible ways leading to greater impact with a wider audience. Mirroring this, through their teaching they aim to ensure our students are not just consumers of research throughout their learning careers but are creators, evaluators and communicators of knowledge as global citizens both in their area of expertise, but also more broadly as members of their local community.

Award Length and Period

3 months

September 2024 or January 2025 (Flexible)

Areas of Interest

All disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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.

Contact: Karen Coughlan, Graduate School Manager


Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3304


Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient
Additional Qualification Information

Preference is for mid- to late-career applicants with a strong research and/or publication profile.

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).

Do you offer additional dependent benefits
Special Award Benefits

The Commission hosts an orientation 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.

https://youtu.be/xoE3vxTTKm0 - Country Overview 

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