Fulbright - National University of Ireland Student Award for Treasa De Loughry

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Treasa de Loughry a PhD candidate in English Literature based at the Humanities Institute has been awarded a Fulbirght Scholarship for 2014-2015. While on her Fulbright-National University of Ireland Student Award at the University of California – Los Angeles, Treasa will undertake research in environmental humanities and explore how contemporary global and postcolonial novels have registered world-systemic crises.

Tom Healy, Chair of the Fulbright Scholarship Board, officially announced 40 new Irish Fulbright Awardees at an event at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence. Since 1957, the Fulbright Awards are given annually by the Irish and U.S. governments and provide Irish students, scholars, and professionals with the opportunity to study, lecture, and research at top universities and institutions throughout the United States.

Mr. Patrick McDermott, Chair of the Fulbright Commission Board, commented: “The breadth and diversity of specialist knowledge, combined with immense leadership ability, makes this contingent an incredibly powerful group of representatives for Ireland. Each individual has overcome a rigorous selection process where research and study objectives were judged based on their potential to drive the Irish knowledge economy.

2014-2015 Fulbright Awardees

2014-2015 Fulbright Awardees

(taken from www.fulbright.ie)