Fulbright Senior Scholarships

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers up to five annual Senior Scholarship awards to U.S. senior academics and appropriately qualified candidates.

Recipients of the Fulbright Senior Scholarship awards supports research project undertaken at an Australian institution. Other activities may include consulting on curriculum, participating in graduate/faculty seminars and giving guest lectures. All applicants should demonstrate plans for some interaction with host institution faculty and students.

Please note that applicants are required to include a letter of invitation from their proposed institution with their application.


These awards are available in any field/discipline.

Scholarship Entitlements

  • A monthly stipend for a maximum of 4 months
  • An international travel entitlement
  • Health coverage under Medicare (Scholar only)
  • Health and Accident Insurance (ASPE) to maximum of US$100,000 (Scholar only)
  • Access to Fulbright Alumni in the US and Australia for social and professional networking
  • Support from the Fulbright Commission to assist with administration, visas and general enquiries.
  • Dependents of scholars who will be enrolled in the Australian public school system in grades K-12 may have tuition fees waived.
  • Scholars accompanied by eligible dependents may receive one, one-time dependent allowance (conditions apply).

For exact entitlement amounts please visit CIES website.

Contact Information

Please contact the scholarships team at Fulbright@fulbright.com.au for more information.


More detailed information about the application process and a link to the online application form can be found on the CIES website.