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22 September 2019  


Fulbright-NUI Scholar Award 2019-2020


24.06.2019

Fulbright-NUI Scholar Award 2019-2020


On Thursday, 13 June 2019, 36 Fulbright Irish Awardees for 2019-2020 were presented with their awards at a ceremony in Dublin Castle.

Among the awardees was Dr John Greaney, recipient of the Fulbright-NUI Scholar Award for 2019-2020.

Fulbright-NUI Scholar Award 2019-2020 recipient Dr John Greaney with Dr Attracta Halpin, Registrar, NUI at the recent Fulbright Awards Ceremony in Dublin Castle.

Fulbright-NUI Scholar Award 2019-2020 recipient Dr John Greaney with Dr Attracta Halpin, Registrar, NUI at the recent Fulbright Awards Ceremony in Dublin Castle.
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The Fulbright-NUI Scholar Award has been offered by the Fulbright Commission and the National University of Ireland since 2017, to enable early career researchers to complete post-doctoral or professional research or lecturing in the United States of America. Previous recipients include Dr Laura Lovejoy, a graduate of UCC and UCD, who undertook research at New York University, and Dr Cian O'Leary, a graduate of RCSI and UCC, who travelled to the University of California, San Diego.

Dr Greaney graduated from and now lectures and tutors in UCD and Maynooth University. His work has been featured in Irish Studies Review and Textual Practice, and he is co-editing Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures Possibilities. As a Fulbright-NUI Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, he will undertake research for his monograph, The Distance of Irish Modernism, which investigates the paradox through which the Irish modernist novel becomes both a container for national history and a mode of world literature.

Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship recipient Patricia Kenny, who received an NUI Travelling Studentship Prize in 2017.

Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship recipient Patricia Kenny, who received an NUI Travelling Studentship Prize in 2017.
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Another award recipient at the ceremony was Patricia Kenny, a second year PhD candidate in UCD. Her current research, funded by the Irish Research Council, and the National University of Ireland Travelling Studentship Prize, focuses upon the use of unusual stone in European prehistoric societies. As a recipient of a Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship, she will research this topic on an international scale in the Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. 

The Fulbright Programme in Ireland was established in 1957 and annually awards grants for Irish citizens to study, research, or teach in the U.S. and for Americans to do the same in Ireland. Since its formation, over 2,000 postgraduate students, scholars, professionals, and teachers across all disciplines have participated in the program between the U.S. and Ireland. The Commission is supported by the U.S. Department of State and the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The next round of applications for Fulbright Irish Awards will open on 28 August 2019.