What Are The Fulbright Irish Awards?

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The Fulbright Irish Awards are prestigious scholarships for graduate study and research in the United States, funded by the governments of Ireland and the United States.

What Are The Fulbright Irish Awards?

  • Established in 1957 to build educational links between Ireland and the US.
  • Operated by the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, an educational nonprofit.
  • Awarded to Irish citizens across a range of disciplines at master’s or PhD level as well as for visiting research.
  • Covers areas like business, STEM subjects, arts, law, social sciences etc.
  • Provides a maintenance grant, tuition fees, health insurance, visa sponsorship and other support.
  • Scholarships are highly competitive – only around 12-20 awarded per year.
  • Allow recipients to study or research at leading US institutions for 6-12 months.
  • Foster cultural exchange and networking between Irish and American academics.
  • Alumni include government ministers, journalists, artists, tech entrepreneurs and more.

The Fulbright Irish Awards give talented Irish postgraduates and academics unique access to education and research opportunities in the US. The program has had an immense impact in fostering US-Irish relations and enabling professional growth.


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