Boston College Irish Institute – Call For Irish LGBT Advocates

Boston College Upcoming Program Announcement


The Irish Institute at Boston College in the US is now accepting applications for participants from Ireland and Northern Ireland for the bostoncollegeirishinstituteprogram:

Advocating for Human and Civil Rights for the LGBT Community.

Up to 10 relevant policy makers, advocates, youth workers, educators, community organizers, legal experts, and others involved with advocacy issues concerning human and civil rights for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community from Ireland and Northern Ireland will be selected to engage with their American counterparts during an 11-day program.

This program will run  April 25 – May 5, 2017, and will take place in Boston, Massachusetts and Raleigh, North Carolina.

For more information, please see the Call for Applicants announcement.

To apply, please click on the link for the application.


This program is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Dublin and the U.S. Consulate in Belfast. Program related costs including travel, accommodation, and tuition; the majority of meals are also provided. The program is not open to U.S. citizens, Green Card holders, or past participants of U.S. Government-funded exchange programs. Short-listed applicants must be available for interview in Dublin on January 24, or Belfast on January 25. Please note the program is, by necessity, highly selective; not all applicants will be interviewed and not all interviewees will be invited to participate. Applications are due Friday January 6, 2017 by 5PM EST.

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