MU scholars receive Fulbright Awards 2023-24

Pictured: 37 Fulbright Irish Awardees for 2023-2024 pictured in the US Ambassador’s Residence with Minister Thomas Byrne TD, US Chargé d'Affaires to Ireland Mike Clausen, Fulbright ED Dr Dara Fitzgerald and Fulbright Chair Prof. Diane Negra.
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 11:00

Maynooth University scholars were among the recipients of Fulbright Awards which were presented at a ceremony in the US Ambassador’s Residence last night. 

Dr Thomas Walsh, Associate Professor in the Department of Education, will travel to Northwestern University, Illinois, to pursue his research on education policy development, mediation and enactment processes in the Chicago Public School system. 
Conall Geoghegan Moore, a PhD student at the Department of Biology’s Host-Pathogen Interaction Lab, will travel to the University of California, where he aims to shed light on lingering uncertainties surrounding the role of the human DDX3X protein in disease.  

The Fulbright Commission in Ireland is known for selecting outstanding candidates from across the island of Ireland to study and work with US institutions across all disciplines ranging from health, science, technology and business to the arts and culture.  

Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and at the Department of Education, Thomas Byrne TD, said: “The warmth of the relationship between Ireland and the United States is underpinned by our shared history and common values. The Fulbright Commission and the Fulbrighters, past and present, are a testament to the best traditions of academic and cultural exchange, and have an outstanding record in representing Ireland.  

“The Government of Ireland is proud to support this programme, which plays an essential role in building transatlantic understanding and fostering extraordinary academic links, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. My sincere congratulations and best wishes to the Irish Fulbright Awardees of 2023-2024.”