Fulbright Awards

Fulbright Awards

Fulbright Incoming to Ireland, 2019 call for applications

GSI is pleased to continue our partnership with Fulbright Ireland and announce the current call for incoming Scholars and Students. The Fulbright-GSI awards offer travel and subsistence funding (this does not include salaries) for US based researchers to be hosted by an Irish geoscience institute to carry out research and develop trans-Atlantic partnerships. Under this call the visiting researcher must also contribute to the teaching programme of their host or an HEI partner (however this can include workshops, short courses, specialist fieldtrips etc.

For any question and clarifications please email aoife.braiden@gsi.ie  or see the Fulbright Commission website  (Deadline 16 September 2019)

Fulbright Outgoing to USA

This programme offers an opportunity for an Irish / E.U. postgraduate student, scholar or professional to travel to the U.S. to study or research in all fields of Geoscience.
These fields include (but are not limited to) geological & marine mapping, geological processes, Earth observation, geohazards, groundwater, raw materials & minerals, public perception of Earth resources. Relevant applications in Big Data and Sustainable Development are particularly welcome. Information regarding applications is available on the
Fulbright Commission Website (Deadline 31 October 2019)

The Fulbright Commission awards highly competitive, merit-based grants to international postgraduate students, scholars, and professionals to study, research, and lecture in the United States and for Americans to undertake similar activities outside the US.

It was founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946 and is now one of the most prestigious award programmes worldwide operating in over 155 countries; fifty-three Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes and seventy-eight have won Pulitzer Prizes.

The Fulbright Commission in Ireland is a bilateral partnership supported by the U.S. Department of State and the Irish Government's Department of Foreign Affairs (with a Service Level Agreement with the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht for 2014-2017). It is a registered charity with funding derived from Irish and U.S. governments, higher education institutions, public agencies, organisations and donations.

The Geological Survey of Ireland have developed a new collaboration with the Fulbright Commission in Ireland and funds Irish researchers to spend time in a US based research institute, or US researchers to spend time in Ireland. 


    Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations.

    —Senator J. William Fulbright