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New Fulbright-Teagasc Scholar and Professional Award launched


Postgraduate students across Ireland are being encouraged to apply for a Teagasc sponsored Fulbright-Irish Award following a call for applications on 31 August 2022. Get more details of how to apply and of an upcoming information webinar on the awards, here

Pictured above: Conor Hammersley, Winner of the Teagasc-Fulbright Award 2022 Pictured from (L to R): Helen Hammersley, Conor Hammersley; Professor Frank O Mara, Teagasc Director and Joe Hammersley

In addition to the existing Fulbright-Teagasc Award, candidates can now also apply for the new Fulbright-Teagasc Scholar and Professional Award which offers the opportunity for a scholar, or professional to research, or lecture at a Higher Education institution, or organisation in the fields of agriculture, food, forestry, or the environment, in the United States.

Successful candidates of both awards will receive a monetary stipend, travel costs, accident and emergency insurance, visa administration support, cultural and professional programming, and an introduction to a vast international professional and academic network. 

Register for webinar event

A webinar event will take place on the Fulbright-Teagasc Awards 2023-2024 on 12 September, 2022 at 1pm. This informative webinar will be packed full of useful information, giving candidates the opportunity to learn about both Fulbright-Teagasc awards and the application process. Registration for this event is available here.

About the new Fulbright-Teagasc Scholar and Professional Award

The Fulbright Commission and Teagasc are offering this new opportunity for scholars and professionals to travel to the United States to research or lecture in the fields of agriculture, food, forestry and environment. Successful applicants must have a PhD or five years relevant work experience with a clear plan of research or lecturing and strong experience in the agriculture, food, forestry or environment sector. For more information and details on how to apply click here.

About the Fulbright-Teagasc Award

The Fulbright Commission and Teagasc are offering this unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student to travel to the United States to study or research in the fields of agriculture, food, forestry and environment. Applications relating the above themes to developing sustainable food systems, addressing climate change or harnessing the potential of big data are particularly welcome.

For all grants, the Fulbright Commission is seeking excellent applicants with strong leadership potential and a commitment to the ethos of being a Fulbrighter. For more information and details on how to apply click here.

Commenting on the Fulbright-Teagasc Awards, Jane Kavanagh, Head of Research Development and Walsh Scholarships, Teagasc said:

“Teagasc is delighted to bring this latest award to fruition and offer two successful applicants the opportunity to conduct high level research at institutions in the United States. These opportunities will enable students and professionals to build further on their respective areas of research, as well as develop existing cross-collaborations between the two countries,” she said.

Teagasc, in conjunction with the Fulbright Commission, has supported postgraduate students to take up study opportunities at Universities across America since 2003.

Conor Hammersley - current recipient of Fulbright-Teagasc Award

The current recipient of a Fulbright-Teagasc Award is All-Ireland winning Tipperary hurler Conor Hammersley who is based at the Columbia-Bassett Medical School in New York where he will research evolving socio-cultural and economic challenges US farmers face in relation to their health, compared to those encountered by farmers in Ireland.

Former recipients of a Fulbright-Teagasc Award

Other former recipients of a Fulbright-Teagasc Award include Clare hurler Shane O’Donnell who completed his scholarship at Harvard and Rachel White from Cork who studied at the University of Florida.

Closing date for applications

The deadline for applications for both Fulbright-Teagasc 2023-2024 sponsored awards is 4pm on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

To find out more information visit www.fulbright.ie.