2019 Application Cycle Open: February 1st 2018 – July 15th 2018
This is Fulbright
The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers Scholarships to Australian citizens across all career stages. Awardees take part in a bi-lateral academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study at a U.S. institution, experiencing life in the United States of America, and bringing back their knowledge and experience to share with their communities in Australia.
A Fulbright award is more than a Scholarship – it is, in the words of Senator Fulbright, a means of fostering “leadership, learning, and empathy between cultures… It is a modest program with an immodest aim – the achievement in international affairs of a regime more civilised, rational and humane than the empty system of power of the past.”
Australian Fulbright Scholarship recipients are interviewed and selected by panels of experts from academia, government, professional organisations and the U.S. Embassy. The panels are looking for the following attributes:
High academic and professional merit Strong program proposal Defined potential outcomes Ambassadorial skills
Fulbrighters have a record of high achievement in their chosen field, showcased through academic records, professional standing and recognition, as well as a through publications, exhibitions, performances, public lectures, or presentations.
Successful applicants propose a program that is feasible within the allocated time and is relevant / beneficial to their chosen field. Program proposals should identify:
Further to the above, the proposed program proposal should:
The Fulbright program is unique in its exchange nature and ambassadorial emphasis – Fulbrighters are chosen on their ability to promote mutual understanding between Australia and the United States. Successful candidates also demonstrate their willingness to share their knowledge on return, and to productively build ongoing partnerships and linkages.
High academic and professional merit
Strong program proposal
Defined potential outcomes
Which Fulbright is right for me?
The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarship opportunities to Australian citizens across various academic and career stages. Click on the links below to access information for each category; including opportunities available.
|Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships allow postgraduate students undertaking their Australian PhD to conduct research in the U.S. for 8-10 months
Supports enrolment in a graduate degree program (e.g. a Master’s) for 10 months up to two-years.
|Fulbright Postdoctoral scholarships allow individuals to undertake postdoctoral research in the U.S. for 3 – 10 months, who have completed their PhD in the past 5 years.||Fulbright Scholar Awards are for academics (at Associate Professor or Professorial level) and mid-career professionals (with an undergraduate qualification and minimum 10 years work experience) to undertake research and/or training in the United States for 3-4 months in any discipline.||The Fulbright Distinguished Chair award is for an exceptional individual at professorial level to carry out research in the United States for up to 6 months.|
Eligibility and Conditions
To qualify for a Fulbright scholarship through the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, you must meet and/or be aware of the following requirements:
How Do I Apply?
Application access & instructions for the 2019 cycle will be posted here in early January 2018.
- Prior to applying, we strongly encourage applicants to read the Applicant FAQs
- Applications must be completed and submitted via an online portal. Applications emailed or posted to the Commission cannot be considered.
- For tips on creating a strong application please view our Webinar.
- To discuss your application aspirations with someone in your area, please consider reaching out to our Campus Advisers.
|Applications Open||February 1|
|Applications Close||July 15 at 11:59pm (AEST)|
|Applications are reviewed by Selection Committees and selected applications progress to interview|
|Interviews||August – October|
|Applicants notified of outcome||December 1|
|Formal awarding of successful applicants at Gala Presentation Dinner (awardee attendance compulsory)||February/March the following year|
The Interview Schedule will be posted here in early 2018.
All applicants must be available for interview, either in person or via Skype dependent upon location and scheduling.