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The FulbrightScholar competition for academic year 2016-17 launched on February 1, and Ireland is offering a range of awards for academics and professionals. My organization, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. We would appreciate the opportunity to share this news with your colleagues in the American Conference for Irish Studies.
Opportunities include:

  • All Disciplines: A teaching or combination of teaching and research award for three to 10 months at any appropriate Irish institution. Applications are accepted in all fields and preference will be given to recommended candidates that seek affiliation with newly established research centers and institutions that have not recently hosted a Fulbright Scholar.


  • Facilitating Writing and Creative Practice Outputs in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: A combination of teaching and research award affiliated with the faculty at the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) at University College Cork. The scholar will engage in the development and delivery of workshops on the production of creative and written outputs in the form of traditional and digital media. The purpose of this grant is to support the career development of graduate students and staff at CACSSS by enhancing the volume and quality of their academic and creative output, be this in the form of scholarly papers, grant proposals or other formats relating to creative practices and processes.


  • Visual Arts: An opportunity to contextualize 20th century and contemporary art practice through teaching and research at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. The award is open to academics and appropriately qualified professionals outside of academia and applicants should have three to five years of professional experience in a museum and/or commercial gallery.

For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow this link: You may also wish to register for one of our webinars or join our online community, My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 3, 2015.
We would appreciate any suggestions you might have for reaching qualified American Conference for Irish Studies members. I hope I have provided sufficient information for you to share this news with your networks, though my colleague, Rachel Boylan, or I would be happy to discuss the opportunity in greater detail. If you can recommend an alternative contact, we would also be happy to discuss this with one of your colleagues by email or phone.
Best Regards,
Bill McShane
Program Officer, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone +1.202.686.8665 | Fax +1.202.686.4029 |