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1 Fulbright/Hugh Lane Gallery Curatorial Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Fall Start
Grant Length
10-12 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Specialized Grant Types
  • Arts
Award Profile

Grantee will pursue an exciting education curatorial project up to 12 months working with the Hugh Lane Gallery education team. The project will contribute to the gallery's strategy and that of Dublin City Council of embedding a culture of continuous engagement and learning between the Hugh Lane Gallery and Dublin's communities. The project will involve working with communities in the city as well in the gallery, establishing and developing strong links between the cultural institution and the communities. Schedules of innovative programs and workshops with structures capable of long term engagement will be investigated and implemented.

The Hugh Lane Gallery was established in 1908 and is believed to be the oldest public gallery of Modern Art in the Western World. The founder Hugh Lane with his supporters presented Dublin with a collection of 19th and early 20th century art. Hugh Lane was also a great champion of Irish art and the gallery has the foremost collection of 20th-century Irish art. The collection has grown from 300 works in 1908 to over 2,200 in 2024. The gallery has a vibrant and ambitious schedule of temporary exhibitions, acquisitions and education projects. In the ethos of its founder, the gallery continues to support and acquire contemporary art. In recent years the gallery has received notable gifts and bequests including Francis Bacon's studio and archive and a collection of works by Sean Scully. In 1933, the gallery moved from its temporary residence to Charlemont House built in 1763.  In 2006, a new wing was built, doubling the gallery's exhibition spaces. The gallery is a registered charity and is part of Dublin City Council. See

Grant Length
10-12 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Grant Period: 10-12 months (preferred) commencing in October 2025.

In-Country Orientation

Orientation typically takes place in October once the majority of grantees are in-country.

Candidate Profile

The Commission is seeking applicants who:

  • should already possess a Bachelor of Arts degree at the time of application; in addition, they should also ideally possess a M.A. in Art History or Arts Education;
  • Possess excellence (academically, personally, professionally, creatively);
  • Candidates should have some proven experience with working in the area of arts education, have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work on their own initiative as well as with a team;
  • Outline a strong rationale for pursuing this project with the Gallery & Dublin City; 
  • Demonstrate leadership attributes or potential;
  • Indicate how they will benefit the Fulbright Program/Commission in Ireland.
What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

Ireland is a friendly, engaging and vibrant country with centuries of U.S. interaction as part of its DNA. As an increasingly diverse society with a highly educated workforce, competitive educational system and millennia of culture, it is a popular choice for U.S. Student applicants.

Higher education in Ireland is provided by 12 universities, 2 Institutes of Technology, and a number of specialist colleges in art, business, law, music, medicine and theology. There are also a significant number of well-funded research centres and cultural institutions that may be considered as host options.

Irish colleges typically operate on a two-semester academic year: September to December and January to May. Further information on higher education in Ireland can be found here.

Most Higher Education Institutions are supported by the Irish government. For example, universities and Institutes of technology receive more than 90 percent of their income from the state. The Irish government has invested 2.5 billion euro establishing advanced centres of research, and world-class research facilities and programs that are an attractive destination for international exchange visitors.

Fulbright Alumni cite the following advantages associated with coming to Ireland: English-speaking; very welcoming; family-friendly; safe; intellectually challenging; culturally rich and diverse; and accessible. Please see the Commission’s Coming to Ireland page for more information and resources. Helpful advice on living and studying in Ireland can also be found on the official website of the Government of Ireland here.

Please contact the Fulbright Commission in Ireland via email at – Irish Fulbright Commission

For further information on Fulbright Alumni, please see the Alumni Directory here. A complete list of Fulbright Campus Ambassadors is also available to search and view.

Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
12 Months
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

In the Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select 'Fulbright/Hugh Lane Gallery Curatorial Award' from the drop down menu.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline

Applicants are responsible for establishing their affiliation with the Hugh Lane Gallery and including an initial letter of affiliation in their application. The Fulbright Commission can assist with / advise on this process, but applicants should conduct their own initial research and make contact with the Hugh Lane Gallery. When contacting the Hugh Lane with regard to possible letters of affiliation, applicants must attach a CV and max two-page document outlining their experience, a strong rationale for their interest in this placement and pursuing an art education project with the Hugh Lane Gallery and Dublin City. These must be received by the Hugh Lane Gallery by 1 September 2024. Please contact Jessica O'Donnell in the gallery, email:  with these documents prior to contacting the Commission for advice. Information on the Gallery and its programmes can be viewed here

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits

Maximum stipend of €20,000.

Award Benefits
  • A stipend broadly based on the cost of living in the host country. These funds may be used by the grantee to support housing, meals, and incidental costs during the grant period.
  • International travel benefits
  • Accident & sickness health benefits
  • 24/7 mental health support line for urgent and non-urgent situations
  • 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government
Stipend Amount

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

1666-2000 monthly stipend amount in
€ [Euro]
Estimated Cost of Living

Consider using cost of living comparison websites to gain a better understanding of the potential costs in your host country.

The estimated monthly cost of living is €1750 to €2000.

Dependent financial support is NOT available

Dependents are not permitted to accompany applicants on grant.

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