Fulbright-EPA Awards

‌The Fulbright Commission of Ireland annually awards grants to Irish and E.U. postgraduate students, scholars, and professionals to study, research, and lecture in the United States and for Americans to do the same in Ireland.

The Fulbright Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student or scholar in the field to travel to the U.S. to study or research in the areas of water, climate, and sustainability. For all grants, the Fulbright Commission is seeking excellent applicants with strong leadership potential and a commitment to the ethos of being a Fulbrighter.

Fulbright-EPA Awards 2017

The EPA is delighted to announce the awards of two Fulbright-EPA Awards in 2017, and would like to congratulate the two awardees:

  • Ms Fiona McDermott is a researcher and PhD candidate, based at the Connect Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications at TCD. While on her Fulbright-EPA Student Award at the New School in New York City, Fiona will undertake critical design research focusing on the practice of urban informatics, forms of urban intelligence and networked data infrastructures.
  • Dr Laura Devaney is a postdoctoral researcher at Teagasc, examining development pathways for the Irish and European bioeconomy. Previous to this, she was awarded a PhD from the Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin, where she also worked and lectured for two years in the area of environmental geography and sustainable consumption. Laura will travel to UC Berkeley for her Fulbright-EPA scholarship to research the development and governance of the US bioeconomy.

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The next round of applications for the Fulbright Irish Awards will open on August 31st 2017 with opportunities in all disciplines.


  • Must be an Irish Citizen or an E.U. citizen who has lived in the Republic of Ireland for last 3+ years
  • Must be a current or prospective postgraduate student with a minimum 2.1 or current post-doctorate
  • Must have a clear course of study
  • Leadership qualities and potential are essential
  • Must have a clear understanding of what it means to be a Fulbrighter
  • Must not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S. or already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S