The Fulbright Commission & the Environmental Protection Agency are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student or scholar in the field to travel to the U.S. to study or research in the areas of water, climate, and sustainability.

Relevant applications in Big Data & Sustainable Development are particularly welcome.

For all grants, the Fulbright Commission is seeking excellent applicants with strong leadership potential and a commitment to the ethos of being a Fulbrighter.




·         Must be an Irish Citizen or an E.U. citizen who has lived in the Republic of Ireland for the last 3+ yrs

·         Must be a current or prospective postgraduate student with a minimum 2.1, or current post doctorate

·         Must have a clear course of study

·         Leadership qualities and potential are essential

·         Must have a clear understanding of what it means to be a Fulbrighter

·         Must not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S. or already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S.

How to apply?
If you meet the above criteria, please email stating:

·         Your full name

·         Area of study or research

·         Where you intend to research or study

·         How long you intend to research or study in the US (allowable period for students is 4 months – 1 year, and for scholars 3 months – 1 year)

·         Your home institution

We will then issue you the link to the online application system (known as Embark) and the guidelines.

All applications are due by 4pm Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Funding Details

·         Monetary grant, plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, & J-1 visa administration

·         Student applicants can do a full PhD or Master’s in the U.S. or a portion of an ongoing Irish postgraduate degree but will need to seek additional funding for subsequent years

Anything else you should know?

All successful applicants must comply with the two-year home rule, which means that awardees will not be eligible for U.S. residency or a visa until the two-year home rule in Ireland is complete.

Preference will be given to visiting researchers.


Source: EPA