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.
Applications for 2014 scholarships will open on 20 May 2013 and close on 12 August 2013.
To access the Fulbright presentation that provides an overview of Fulbright Scholarships click here
Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships
For study or research towards an Australian PhD or enrolment in a U.S. higher degree. This scholarship supports an 8-10 month program and is valued at up to AUD$40,000.
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarships
Supports a research program for scholars who have recently completed a PhD and would like to pursue ongoing postdoctoral research (conditions apply, see Fulbright website). This scholarship supports a 3 - 12 month program and is valued at up to AUD$47,000.
Fulbright Senior Scholarships
For scholars of established reputation working in an academic institution who intend to teach or undertake research; senior members of academically-based professions who are currently engaged in the private practice of their profession; or recognised academics/professionals who have practising professionals who have established reputations in their fields. This scholarship supports a 3 - 6 month program and is valued at up to AUD$37,000.
Fulbright Professional Scholarships
The scholarship supports a program of professional development in the U.S. Available for junior to mid career professionals, poised for advancement to a senior role, or junior to middle level academics whose professional focus is industry related and whose research and sharing of results within the industry is clearly outlined. This scholarship supports a 3 - 4 month program and is valued at between AUD$30,000 and AUD$40,000 depending on category.
Kansas State University Distinguished Chair
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 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.
Other Scholarships administered by the Fulbright Commission
Anne Wexler Master's Scholarships in Public Policy
The Anne Wexler Australian-American Studies Scholarships in Public Policy will enable Australian postgraduate students with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a Master’s 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, energy, climate change, regional security political science, history or governmental relations. The Anne Wexler Scholarships are open from 1 July to 30 September. Further information can be found here.
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:
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
Senior and Professional Scholarships:
Further information for Senior and Professional Scholarships is available by contacting:
Manager of Scholarships
"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