Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

The Scholars will mainly be based at the School of Business at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

Expectations for the Scholar(s) include:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Class sizes vary from 20 to 100 students mainly in a lecture format. Materials/content provided by the lecturer but will have full access to our printing facilities (free) should materials be provided in paper form.
  • Training/mentoring will also be provided to academic staff (approximately 80), in a seminar/workshop format. Assistance with curriculum development is also expected.
  • Training/mentoring to campus companies is also required.
  • Working with stakeholders in our regional innovation and enterprise ecosystem
  • Guidance in developing the Schools research agenda, based in the DICE Centre – namely: Design, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. www.dicelabs.ie
  • May be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎
Grant Length
3 months
Grant Dates

September 1, 2021 or January 2022

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
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.

Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Special Features

The School of Business is positioned as an externally facing highly responsive higher education School/Faculty which is an outstanding partner to the world of work and industry, coupled with a regionally engaged and nationally significant orientation. The School of Business has a diverse mix of programs across three departments, namely: Business Studies, Law & Humanities, and Design & Creative Media, with over 100 staff between teaching, research, professional services and circa 1600 students.

The aim of the School is to continue its ambition and development as a centre of excellence and specialization in undergraduate and postgraduate studies with a focus on practice, and to provide leadership and contribute in partnership to a learning and innovation ecosystem that seeks to develop human capital in organisations and communities in our region.

In particular, the School will continue to capitalise on developing our strengths and reputation in areas of excellence such as situated learning (Work Based Learning and Action learning); and postgraduate studies concerning Executive & Professional Education. While the School has always had a clear focus on teaching, learning and programmes, the focus in recent years has been upon making sense of our research agenda. The research agenda is of increasing importance due to the number of staff undertaking doctoral Studies, the pursuit of Technological University criteria and the need for increased public impact. The Institute also has a 40,000sqf incubation centre.

Application Deadline
Candidate Profile
Academics, except early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 1
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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