Fulbright TechImpact Award

Fulbright Commission


Fulbright TechImpact Scholar Awards are research grants for Irish citizens, or E.U. citizens resident in the Republic of Ireland for three or more years to complete short-term, non-commercial projects and research in the U.S. for a period of two weeks to three months. They are designed to respond to the potential and pace of ICT. The Fulbright Commission is interested in supporting candidates across all disciplines who are exploring how technology contributes to a larger social value. Preference will be given to candidates who have received their PhD since 2010 and candidates in the areas of education, mobile technology and digital arts, humanities, and culture. In addition, the Fulbright Commission is partnering with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures (CSLC) to co-fund 2 Fulbright-University of Notre Dame TechImpact Scholar Awards in Language Technology.

Other Criteria

Fulbright TechImpact Scholar applicants must possess a PhD or five or more years relevant professional experience. Preference will be given to early career researchers with PhD conferred since 2010 or a professional with 3-5 years’ experience in relevant fields. Applicants must be an Irish citizen or E.U. citizen living in the Republic of Ireland for three or more years and not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S. Applicants must not already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S. In addition, applicants must demonstrate academic / professional and personal excellence, the capacity to transform and be transformed, that a Fulbright TechImpact Scholar Award will be a pivotal point in their research / career trajectory, a strong rationale for going to the United States, a robust program of lecturing, strong leadership skills or potential, and an understanding and commitment to the ethos of being a Fulbrighter.



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Application Period for 2016-2017 Awards opens Aug 2015

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Fulbright TechImpact Scholar Awards comprise: A monetary award to support travel, living, and related expenses; Accident and emergency insurance; Cultural / orientation programming; J-1 visa administration. Awardees MUST comply with THE TWO-YEAR HOME-COUNTRY RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT associated with the J-1 visa. Awardees will not be eligible for a U.S. residency or work visa until they have fulfilled the J-1 visa two-year home residency requirement.

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