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Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact Award 2018
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
1 September 2017
Closing Date:
31 October 2017

The Fulbright Commission and the Health Research Board are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish Professional with 5 years or more experience to travel to the U.S. to undertake research or professional development in any area of Health.

For all grants, the Fulbright Commission is seeking excellent applicants with strong leadership potential and a commitment to the ethos of being a Fulbrighter. Applications from health professionals, senior health research administrators, health research managers and researchers in the following fields would be particularly welcomed by HRB & Fulbright:

  • Research management in a healthcare setting
  • Development & implementation of institutional health research strategies
  • Public and patient involvement in health research
  • Health services and health systems research
  • Implementation research
  • Health research policy


This is an opportunity to undertake research or professional development in the U.S. for a period of 3-6 months



  • Must be an Irish Citizen, or an E.U. citizen who has lived in the Republic of Ireland for 3+ years
  • Must be holders of an honours bachelor degree or master’s degree from a Recognised College with five years relevant professional experience
  • Must secure acceptance or affiliation with a recognised U.S. institution
  • Open to all healthcare disciplines as described in the award
  • 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.


How to apply

Applications must be submitted to the Fulbright Commission

If you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above, please email awards(at) stating:

  • Your full name
  • Area of study
  • Where you intend to undertake research or professional development
  • How long you intend to undertake research or professional development in the US. The allowable period is
  • 3 to 6 months
  • Home institution


We will then issue you the link to the online application system (known as Embark) and the guidelines.


Submission and deadline

Submission is through the Fulbright online application system. The deadline is 31 October 2017 at 4.00 pm

Contact: awards(at)

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