Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

The Fulbright Scholar would be contributing to some of the lectures of the Economics Department in the areas that correspond to his/her field of specialty and also in some standard areas such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, if needed. The lectures would be a maximum of four per week, to both the Undergraduate and Post-Graduate students. At the undergraduate level, the class size can reach 400+ students, whereas the major Economics/Finance class (in third and fourth years) comprises about 100 students. The final choice of the module/hours will be finalized with the Head of Department.

It is expected that the Scholar will give a number of research seminars under the umbrella of the College and Department seminar series. Lecturers are expected to use the internal sulis communications system to dispatch any material that is necessary for the lectures and seminars, such as articles. Books and core texts can be ordered through the campus bookshop.

Other duties would include the following:

  1. Liaise with the students on  a regular basis
  2. Supervise a few final year projects (in Economics & Mathematics) and/or one or two dissertations for the MSc in Economic Policy Analysis
  3. Participate to the research activities of the Department of Economics
  4. Participate to the strategy of the Department of Economics, through inputs for example into its curriculum development
  5. Liaise with other faculty in other disciplines

The Department of Economics hosts 12 full-time members of staff, three teaching assistants and an Administrator. It also relies on a number of PhD students for specific inputs into the Department tutorial portfolio. It hosts three Research Centres/Groups: The National Center for Tourism Policy Studies, The Privatization and Public Private Partnership Research Group as well as The Euro-Asia Center. Most full-time members are research active and have published numerous books - by international publishers - and articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
3-10 months
Grant Dates

September 1, 2020 (one semester), or full academic year

  • Institution name: University of Limerick, Department of Economics
  • Academic Calendar of Institution: First semester from September to January; Second semester from February to June.
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Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

  1. International Economics (and Economic Integration) 
  2. Industrial Economics (and Economics of Innovation)
  3. Industrial Policy and Evaluation
  4. Public Sector Economics
  5. Economics of Tourism
  6. Macroeconomics (Labor market, Multi-sectoral general equilibrium models)
  7. Monetary Economics
Application Deadline
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, except early career
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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