2021 Fulbright Irish Awardees

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The 2021 Fulbright Irish Awardees have been announced at an online event. 31  academics, professionals and students from Ireland to go to the USA and collaborate with their U.S. counterparts as part of the Fulbright Programme.

The Fulbright Programme in Ireland was established in 1946. It annually awards grants for Irish citizens to study, research, or teach in the U.S. and for Americans to do the same here. Since it reached Ireland in 1957, over 2,500 postgraduate students, scholars, professionals, and teachers across all disciplines have participated in the program between the two countries. The Commission is supported by the U.S. Department of State and the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and many Irish and U.S. higher education institutions and organisations. It is also a registered charity.


As a Fulbright TechImpact Scholar, Dr Caroline McGroary (Dublin City University Business School ) will be part of the Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Masters programme at Boston College and will conduct research exploring the extent to which organisations and individuals understand the cyber risks which they are exposed to, and whether they are adequately protected against these risks. It is intended that this research will help in the development of cybersecurity education programmes for non-experts. These are just a few examples of the scope of the thirty-one Fulbright Irish Awardees for 2021-2022.

As a Fulbright Irish Scholar in 2021-2022, Prof. Paul Rouse will be based at the Public Space Research Group at The Graduate Center at CUNY and will be researching a project entitled: “Recreation in Dublin’s Phoenix Park and New York’s Central Park, 1850-1950”. The project will examine how public parks are central to modern cities. By studying the contrasting origins and development of two of the world’s great urban spaces – Central Park in New York and the Phoenix Park in Dublin – this project will assess the role of public parks in urban life, with a specific focus on the historical development of ideas about recreation in both Ireland and the United States. Ultimately, the project will explore how the evolution of parks reflects, but also shapes, the cities they serve, producing valuable new scholarship in the history of leisure, recreation, sport, immigration and public space on both sides of the Atlantic.


The next round of applications for Fulbright Irish Awards will open on 31st August 2021; interested candidates should visit www.fulbright.ie for more information.   
Ambassador of Ireland to the United States of America, Daniel Mulhall said, “I am delighted to extend my warmest congratulations to the Irish Fulbright Awardees for 2021 – 2022. Exchanges like the Fulbright programme play an important role in strengthening the unique relationship that Ireland and the United States share. I look forward to welcoming them when they arrive here.”

Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland Dr Dara FitzGerald said “The Fulbright program is really about people; the resilience of our Fulbright awardees and alumni this year has been wonderful. The impacts of our partners’ and sponsors’ support, flexibility and vision are heartening, especially in challenging times as the world recovers from a difficult year. We thank our partners, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Irish Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.”

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