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Fulbright/Enterprise Ireland Scholarships

Think you have leadership qualities and potential? Want to study in the US? Well, keep reading.

Written by Tricia Purcell | View this authors Twitter page and posted in education

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The Fulbright Commission and Enterprise Ireland have joined forces to offer an opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student or scholars to travel to the U.S. to study or research in all fields that will develop new technologies and processes and ultimately may lead to job creation and increased exports.

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


  • Irish citizen or E.U. citizen living in Ireland for three or more years
  • Current or prospective postgraduate student with a minimum 2.1 and a clear course of  study or current postdoctorate with a recent PhD conferral (within past two years)
  • Leadership qualities and potential
  • A clear understanding of what it means to be a Fulbrighter
  • Are not a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S.
  • Do not already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S.

How to Apply
If you meet the above criteria, you can email to indicate your interest in applying. In your email please state:

  • Your full name
  • Area of study or research
  • Where you intend to research or study

Fulbright will then issue you the link to the online application system and the Irish instructions for application.
All applications are due by Wednesday, November 13th, 2013.

Funding Details

  • Monetary grant, plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and J-1 visa administration.
  • Applicants can do a full PhD or Masters in U.S. or portion of on-going Irish postgraduate degree, but funding is for a minimum of six months and a maximum of one year for students.
  • If you are doing a full Masters or PhD in the U.S., you will need to seek additional funding for subsequent years.

Anything Else You Should Know?
All successful applicants must comply with 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.

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Published October 15th, 2013
Last updated February 23rd, 2018
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