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1 Fulbright/National University of Ireland Galway Award for Archival Research

Accepted Degree Levels
Doctoral
Grant Period
6 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Grantees may pursue independent post-graduate research related to their PhD studies at the Archives Collections of the James Hardiman Library at the National University of Ireland Galway.  The Archives comprise over 350 collections, ranging from one postcard to 300 boxes of material, and dating from 1485 to the present. From Queen's College to National University of Ireland Galway, the University's past is intertwined with the history of Galway and Ireland. With over 90 buildings on 105 hectares of land, NUI Galway is right in the heart of Galway city. NUI Galway has over 17,000 students, more than 2,400 staff and a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence.  

Grant Period

6 Months

Commencing August or September 2019.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

The Commission is seeking applicants who:

  1. Are currently registered for a PhD in the U.S. and have completed one year of research;
  2. Possess excellence (academically, personally, professionally, creatively);
  3. Demonstrate leadership experience, attributes and, or potential;
  4. Outline a strong rationale and feasible methodology for conducting research at the National University of Ireland Galway that indicates how a Fulbright to Ireland fits into their longer term goals;
  5. 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;
  6. 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

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Language is English unless the applicant wishes to study Irish language archival material. Applicants interested in researching Irish language materials will need to demonstrate relevant competency in the Irish Language. Those applicants must submit the language of nomination form with their applications and if recommended for an award may be asked to take the Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (The European Certificate in Irish) exam.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

Applicants are responsible for establishing their affiliation with the Archives Collections of the James Hardiman Library at the National University of Ireland Galway 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 into the Archives Collections. Applicants are encouraged to contact Barry Houlihan in the Archives Collections, email: barry.houlihan@nuigalway.ie prior to contacting the Commission for advice.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Maximum stipend of €10,000. No dependent benefits are paid. Applicants will not be liable for tuition from NUI Galway.

Ineligibility

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

Special Application Instructions

In the Embark on-line application, Question #22 Award Name please select Archival Research from the drop down menu.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.nuigalway.ie

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Paula Melvin

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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 would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

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 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for 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. 

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U.S. Professor

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

Non U.S. Professor

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