Professor Kevin McDonnell, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science awarded Fullbright Scholarship

UCD awarded highest number of Fulbright Awards as fifteen recipients are named

 

15 of 36 coveted Fulbright scholarships have been awarded to students and scholars at University College Dublin including Professor Kevin McDonnell from the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.

The recipients from the University will now take up research and teaching roles at some of America’s best universities and institutions. The diverse group were among 36 awardees at this year’s prestigious Fulbright Irish Awards.

Professor Kevin McDonnell has a joint appointment across Crops Science and Biosystems Engineering and his specialist interdisciplinary area of Agricultural Systems Technology addresses the sustainable use of bio-resources with a global perspective. He will work with the Ohio State University eFields team on digital data collection and analysis and use this work in conjunction with his own platforms to develop robust protocols for digital agricultural data collection, analysis and use in Ireland. 

The 2019-2020 UCD recipients are from disciplines spanning technology, science, language, medicine and the arts. They represent the highest number of UCD students and scholars to receive Fulbright scholarships in a single year since the exchange programme was established in 1957. A full list of the other UCD recipients of Irish Fulbright Awards 2019-2020 is available here.

Jointly funded by the Irish and United States governments, the Fulbright Awards offers Irish and US students, scholars and professionals the opportunity to undertake postgraduate study, research and teaching in America and Ireland respectively.