One of five Fulbright Commission (Ireland) Alumni Project grants has been awarded to Maynooth University School of Business’ own Dr Marian Crowley-Henry. Dr Marian Crowley-Henry, currently on research sabbatical, completed a 3-month Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland research period at Northern Illinois University, USA last September – December 2017. She has subsequently been awarded the competitive grant of €1000 to continue her research in Ireland.
Dr Marian Crowley-Henry, a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the School of Business, will undertake a series of interviews with skilled migrants (including Americans) living and working in Ireland. The aim of this research is to compare skilled migrants living and working in the USA, and those living and working in Ireland, with regard to their perceived career challenges and facilitators. This will inform development of a framework of factors which facilitate and/or limit career pathways for skilled migrants from different countries of origin who have relocated to the USA or Ireland. As a Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland Scholar to Northern Illinois University in 2017, Dr Crowley-Henry conducted over 25 qualitative interviews with skilled migrants living and working in the USA (including Irish).
The Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, Dr Dara Fitzgerald, highly commended the recipients:
“We are proud to support the ongoing, impactful work of Fulbright Alumni in so many diverse fields. Each of the selected projects supports the Ireland-US relationship and enhances what Awardees achieved during their Fulbright scholarships. We look forward to seeing the positive outcomes of these ambitious projects spanning migration studies, education, digital technology and the arts.”