1 Fulbright-Frederick and Anna Douglass Award NEW
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length6-12 Months
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).
Grants will begin in fall of 2023.
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).
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
Candidates must apply directly to their school of choice in Dublin City University and for the Fulbright Award.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start
Fee waiver from Dublin City University.