Australian-American Fulbright Commission Fulbright Scholarships

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission aims to promote mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchange between Australia and the United States. Fulbright Scholarships are available to Australian citizens from all fields to undertake research or study in the United States.

Fulbright Scholarships

Applications closed on 1 August 2014.

To access the Fulbright presentation that provides an overview of Fulbright Scholarships click here

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships

For promising postgraduate students to complete their Australian PhD; to undertake research and/or study in any field that supports a PhD; or to support enrolment in a U.S. postgraduate program such as a Masters. This scholarship supports an 8-10 month program.

Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarships

For successful researchers who have completed their PhD in the past two to three years (up to five years under extenuating circumstances) to undertake postdoctoral research in the U.S. This scholarship supports a 3-10 month program.

Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in Cultural Competence

New opportunity for 2014 applicants
For successful researchers who have completed their PhD in the past three years to undertake postdoctoral research in the United States in 2015. The new program gives scholars – and the institutions that host them – the opportunity to develop partnerships through mutual understanding, educational and cultural exchange.

Fulbright Senior Scholarships

For academics (generally at Associate Professor or Professor level) to undertake research or teaching at a U.S. institution. This scholarship supports a 3-4 month program.

Fulbright Professional Scholarships

For aspiring mid-career professionals in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to undertake training or research programs in the U.S. The scholarship is also open to people based in academic institutions whose primary research focus is professional or industry based, i.e. CRC or research institutes. This scholarship supports a 3-4 month program.

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences - sponsored by Kansas State University

The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Science is the inaugural Fulbright Distinguished Chair Scholarship for an exceptional Australian Scholar to carry out research at Kansas State University in the United States of America. This scholarship supports a 5-6 month program.

Other Fulbright Scholarships

Fulbright Anne Wexler Masters Scholarships in Public Policy

The Fulbright Anne Wexler Australian-American Studies Scholarships in Public Policy will enable Australian postgraduate students with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a Masters degree the United States in an area that supports Mrs Wexler’s binational interests in the field of public policy. These may include, but are not limited, to key areas such as health, sustainability, education, energy, climate change, regional security political science, history or governmental relations.


Fulbright Scholar in Residence

This program provides the opportunity for an Australian academic to teach at a U.S. community or liberal arts college to help expand their international perspective and understanding. Applications and further information is available at CIES. If you are a citizen of another country go to: http://fulbright.state.gov/participating-countries/fulbright-commissions for a list of other Fulbright Commissions.

Application and Contact Information

For further information and application instructions, please visit the Fulbright Scholarships website at http://www.fulbright.com.au/index.php/scholarships/for-australians.

All applications should be submitted electronically via the Fulbright online applicaton system.

Queries should be directed as follows:

Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Scholarships:
Further information regarding Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Scholarships for applicants residing in NSW is available by contacting the:
Honorary Secretary
Fulbright NSW State Selection Committee
Student Support Services
Level 5 Jane Foss Russell Building, G02
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Tel: 02 8627 8433
Email:

Senior and Professional Scholarships:
Further information for Senior and Professional Scholarships is available by contacting:
Manager of Scholarships
E-mail: .


 "Our future is not in the stars but in our minds and hearts. Creative leadership and liberal education, which in fact go together, are the first requirements for a hopeful future for humankind. Fostering these leadership, learning, and empathy between cultures was and remains the purpose of the international scholarship program."

 J. William Fulbright