1 Fulbright/University College Cork Masters in Creative Writing Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length12 Months
Specialized Grant Types
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
Grantee may pursue a taught Masters in Creative Writing at University College Cork which was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges at Cork, Galway and Belfast. Located on a beautiful, historic campus, University College Cork has grown from 115 students to over 20,000, from one building to dozens, from less than 20 staff to more than 1,600 today. The MA in Creative Writing at University College Cork encourages students to be curious about literature, to pursue creative excellence and to develop their writing in a university atmosphere. The course as a whole encourages and supports a full exploration of the creative self while also maintaining a strong vocational emphasis including professional placements. All of University College Cork’s courses are embedded in Cork’s dynamic creative milieu, rooted in expert practice and taught by highly accomplished professionals. A rich variety of modules are available, including Fiction, Poetry and Life Writing.
12 month grant commencing in September 2023.
The Commission is seeking applicants who:
- Possess excellence (academically, personally, professionally, creatively);
- Demonstrate leadership experience, attributes and, or potential;
- Outline a strong rationale and feasible methodology for pursuing a degree in University College Cork that indicates how a Fulbright to Ireland fits into their longer term goals;
- Demonstrate the benefit of becoming a Fulbrighter; to themselves (personally and professionally), to their discipline, to society, to Ireland, to the Fulbright Program / Commission and to the US when they return;
- Extend themselves beyond their project / studies to become actively involved in Irish society and the work of the Fulbright Commission. The Commission is keen to support projects that brings awardees into contact with a wide range of stakeholders, particularly outside of academia, to maximize their academic / cultural exchange experience and to raise awareness of the Fulbright Program in Ireland.
University College Cork will consider applications from graduates of all disciplines. Applicants are expected to have a cumulative GPA of 3.2. Applicants with relevant writing or arts experience (e.g. working in publishing, journalism or arts administration) are also invited to apply. All applicants will be asked to submit a piece of creative writing of 1000 words (any genre).
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required at deadline
Applicants will need to apply for admission to the Masters in Creative Writing as per University College Cork’s admissions procedures. Applicants are expected to have proof of acceptance onto the Masters in Creative Writing programme by the time of submission of their Fulbright application. The Fulbright Commission can assist with / advise on this process but applicants should make initial enquiries with the Director of Creative Writing, Dr Eibhear Walshe, email: email@example.com prior to contacting the Commission.
Benefits: Maximum stipend of €15,000. No dependent benefits are paid.