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1 Fulbright/University College Cork Taught Master's in Creative Writing Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
10 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

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. 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. Creative non-fiction options include innovative courses in Food Writing and Writing for Radio.

Grant Period

10 Months

Commencing September 2020.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

The Commission is seeking applicants who:

  1. Possess excellence (academically, personally, professionally, creatively);
  2. Demonstrate leadership experience, attributes and, or potential;
  3. 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;
  4. 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 U.S. when they return;
  5. 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.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation

Affiliation 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 Master's in Creative Writing program before a grant offer can be made in the spring 2019. The Fulbright Commission can assist with / advise on this process but applicants should make initial enquiries with the MA Course Director, Dr Eibhear Walshe, email: E.Walshe@ucc.ie prior to contacting the Commission.

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).

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

University College Cork has agreed a tuition waiver for a Fulbright grantee enrolled on the Master's in Creative Writing.

Benefits: Maximum stipend of €15,000. No dependent benefits are paid.

Ineligibility

Candidates currently residing in the Republic of Ireland are not eligible to apply.

Special Application Instructions

In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select UCC Creative Writing Grant from the drop down menu. Please select Arts for the Grant Category, and submit supplemental materials for Creative Writing.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.ucc.ie

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Paula Melvin