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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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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.

Please visit the Getting Started page for next steps.

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 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. 

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Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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.

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1 Fulbright/Peter Real Analog Devices Bernal Award

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

Established in 2016, the Bernal Institute is the largest research institute at the University of Limerick. It hosts a multidisciplinary team of world-leading materials scientists and engineers at University of Limerick. Bernal represents a €100m+ investment in world-class characterisation, modelling and manufacturing facilities concentrated in 20,000 m of high quality research space. Our Vision is to become the leading international research institute for the scientific design and manufacture of structured materials to meet global challenges, particularly in the areas of health, energy and the environment. Our Mission is to develop disruptive technologies related to Health, Energy and Environment that will create a legacy of scientific achievement in structured materials research that benefits future generations. 

Multinational semiconductor company Analog Devices has enjoyed a very strong partnership with the Bernal institute since its inception, and the University of Limerick since the beginning of its operations in Limerick, Ireland in 1976. This scholarship program in partnership between the Bernal Institute and Analog Devices is named in memory of Peter Real, Analog’s former Chief Technology Officer. A University of Limerick graduate, Peter was awarded the Gold Medal in 1981 by the University as the top graduating student. Upon joining Analog, he quickly rose through the ranks, excelling in both business leadership and design engineering where he earned 9 patents and invented many successful products.  

Through this scholarship program and its research focus on scientific, biomedical, or ecological disciplines, Analog Devices aims to recognize Peter’s contribution to the industry, and to foster tighter relationships between Ireland and the US in Peter’s name. 

The purpose of this grant is to enable US citizens who are resident in the US to complete a fully funded PhD at the University of Limerick over a period of 4 years.   

Description: We are currently accepting applications for PhD studentship to encourage scientists to develop innovative research project in one of the following areas: 

  • Chemistry, specifically in the molecular and nano-technology space 
  • Engineering, specifically in the pharmaceutical, dairy and computational modelling space  
  • Biological Materials in medical device area 
  • Composites materials with application in aircraft/transport design 

All four research project areas should aim to address the Bernal grand challenge areas of health, energy and environmental sustainability. 

The studentship in Bernal aims to: 

  • provide a programme that is academically rigorous at a level appropriate to postgraduate research and consistent with standards nationally and internationally 
  • provide access to world class specialised equipment with researchers specialised in their disciplines 
  • opportunity to join postgraduate student’s union for social perspectives 
  • educate students in all aspects of research and critical evaluation, including research methodologies, critical review and ethics 
  • provide skills appropriate for research in professional context. 
  • provide education which will allow students to deliver translational research which has significance nationally and internationally. 

The structured PhD programme is the advancement of knowledge through a high-quality experience of original research which is integrated with professional development. It develops students’ research knowledge and transferable skills through a formalised and integrated programme of activities. This programme develops advanced research skills for postgraduate research students in Science and Engineering Faculty. 

Grant Period

12 Months

The Fulbright award part thereof is for 12 months, with University of Limerick providing fee waivers and funding for the additional 3 years of the 4 year programme. 

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation

Candidate Profile

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. 

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

Applicants will need to apply for admission to the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

University of Limerick 

Special Application Instructions

In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name, please select the specific award you are applying for from the drop down menu. 

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.ie/