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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 


U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.


1 Fulbright-Frederick and Anna Douglass Award NEW

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Fall Start
Grant Length
6-12 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Award Profile

The creation of the Fulbright-Frederick and Anna Douglass Awards to Dublin City University coincided with the 175th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ historic visit to Ireland, with the goal of increasing the level of participation of diverse communities in Fulbright Ireland programs more broadly, and to spread awareness of Fulbright within more diverse communities. Fulbright Ireland encourages students from diverse backgrounds to apply for this grant.  The awards are based on the principle that culture, creativity, academic inquiry, and heritage preservation are vital to individuals and to society as a whole. This supports the Frederic Douglass Foundations, the Irish Commissions, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and U.S. Embassy Dublin’s goals of commemorating the relationship between Douglass and Ireland in meaningful and lasting ways. The inclusion of Anna Douglass also supports the Douglass Foundation and Family goal of celebrating the impacts of Anna Douglass.

The award focusing on the themes of social justice, including civil rights, leadership, community organization, and similar topics

Dublin City University (DCU), which is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a mission to transform lives and societies through its education, research and innovation. Situated on an 85 acre campus three miles north of Dublin's city center and 15-mins drive from Dublin airport, DCU delivers more than 120 programs to over 16,000 students each year. DCU's excellence in education and research is recognised internationally, and it is ranked among the top 50 young universities worldwide (QS Top 50 under 50, 2015).

Grant Length
6-12 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Grants will begin in fall of 2023.

In-Country Orientation
Candidate Profile

The Fulbright Commission in Ireland, in cooperation with the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives foundation and Dublin City University, have established an award to honour the legacy of Frederick and Anna Douglass and mark the 175th anniversary of abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ historic visit to Ireland in 1845.

Graduate students interested in completing a Master’s degree in the study of civil rights and leadership topics in the fields of sociology, history, economic history, American studies, public policy, management, or related fields. Students interested in doctoral programs or non-degree Master’s-level research will also be considered.

The Irish Commission encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for these awards with the goal of increasing the level of participation of diverse communities in U.S.-Irish exchanges more broadly, and to spread awareness of the Fulbright Program within more diverse communities and those traditionally underrepresented in international exchange.

Must be holders of an honours bachelor degree, grade 2.1 or above, or a Master’s degree from a Recognised College in a relevant discipline. Graduates of any undergraduate degree are eligible to apply. Applicants must hold a minimum 2.1 (second-class honours grade 1) result in their first honours bachelor’s degree (NFQ Level 8 or other internationally recognised equivalent).


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

Candidates must apply directly to their school of choice in Dublin City University and for the Fulbright Award.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start
Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition covered in grant benefits

Fee waiver from Dublin City University.

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
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