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Calling artists, creative and cultural professionals: The Fulbright Irish Awards are now open

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Calling artists, creative and cultural professionals: The Fulbright Irish Awards are now open

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6/09/21

Calling artists, creative and cultural professionals: The Fulbright Irish Awards are now open

Not just for academics, these coveted fellowships offer cultural and creative professionals an unrivalled opportunity to hone their practice in a placement of their choice.

The Fulbright Commission in Ireland is a bilateral partnership supported by the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Foreign Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange programme sponsored by the U.S. Government designed to boost mutual understanding.

Launched in 2018, The Fulbright Creative Ireland Museum Fellowships have seen several candidates undertake valuable placements in the prestigious Smithsonian Institution (comprising 17 museums and galleries), the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas and the Exploratorium in San Francisco. 

Since 2019 these esteemed fellowships have widened in scope to include professionals who may not have an academic background. The Fulbright-Creative Ireland Professional Fellowship has since fostered Ireland-U.S. collaborations in the highly-valued culture and creative sector. More versatile than the museum-based fellowships, The Fulbright-Creative Ireland Professional Fellowship does not require successful applicants to be involved in doctoral education, nor is it limited to prescribed host US institutions. Applicants need to identify placements that they feel best meet their needs as experienced cultural and creative professionals and the ambitions of their respective practice.

Aimed at enabling the participation of our many experienced cultural and creative professionals who may not be involved in academic work, more candidates from these cultural and creative spheres are now benefitting from The Fulbright Program.

"The fellowships enable the participation of our many experienced cultural and creative professionals who may not be involved in academic work"

Eligibility & Applications

The 2022-2023 Fulbright Irish Awards launched on Monday, August 30th. Applications are open until Friday October 29th at 4pm

These awards will provide opportunities for passionate Irish and EU scholars, students and professionals (with five years relevant experience) to undertake programmes and collaborate with experts at a U.S. institution or organisation of their choice, from August 2022-August 2023. 

Open to candidates of all disciplines and backgrounds, The Fulbright Commission in Ireland partners with local and international agencies to offer additional funding in the areas of Culture and Heritage, Health, Social Justice, Geoscience, Agriculture, Environmental Protection, Business & Innovation, Law, Cybersecurity and Irish language. 

What does the fellowship provide?

Successful candidates receive a monetary stipend, travel costs, accident and emergency insurance, visa administration, cultural and professional programming, and introduction to a vast international professional and academic network. 

Sound like the opportunity of a lifetime? Apply by 4pm, October 29th. 

Find out more in this Creative Ireland/Fulbright webinar, which gives great insights into the the fellowship and includes advice on making a knockout application.

For more information, see www.fulbright.ie 

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