This year the GSI will sponsor a US based geoscience researcher to visit a geoscience research department in Ireland under the Fulbright Commission Incoming scholar programme. Fulbright will advertise this call and promote it in the US so if you know of institutes that should be targeted, please let me know by this Friday, March 4th, 1pm. Please feel free to send the information directly to your US colleagues but after Friday we cannot guarantee that your preferred institutes will be included in the targeted marketing by Fulbright.

Please note that Fulbright ‘scholarships’ are for post-PhD researchers, not students.

Call summary:

Duration: up to 10 months (should be minimum one academic semester up to one full academic year)
Funding available for: travel to, accommodation and subsistence costs in Ireland
Max funding: Based on duration and location
Topic: Geoscience, should include research and teaching activities in one or more 3rd level institute in the republic of Ireland
Eligibility: US based researchers to visit an Irish institute (see Fulbright website). Must hold a PhD with minimum 2 years teaching 3rd level.
Deadline: August 1st, 2016

More information on the application process is available if you click on ‘apply’ in this link.

The proposal should be submitted by the US researcher as per the US Fulbright rules and regulations, but if you have questions on topics, hosts etc. that are eligible, please let me know. The GSI can act as a host but the scholar must engage with a 3rd level institute while in Ireland and contribute to a teaching programme.

Dr Aoife Braiden
Research Manager
Geological Survey of Ireland
Dept. of Communications Energy & Natural Resources
Beggars Bush,
Haddington Rd