2022 Australian-American Fulbright Scholar Cohort Announced

10 March 2022

102 Australian and American students, researchers, and professionals from a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds, have been named in the 2022 cohort of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarships program.

They will each embark on study programs and research projects across Australia and the United States over the coming year, adding to a 75-year legacy of bilateral educational exchange that was created by Democratic Senator J. William Fulbright, shortly after the end of the Second World War.

With projects and study programs in diverse fields ranging from migration studies and entrepreneurship to advanced nanoelectronics and security across the Indo-Pacific regions, this year’s Fulbright Scholars are set to make a significant impact on the two-way channel of knowledge exchange between Australia and the U.S.

Fulbright Executive Director, Professor James Arvanitakis, who took over the role from former U.S.  Ambassador Thomas Dougherty in 2021, was excited about the new avenues for collaboration that these exceptional individuals will unlock over the course of their travels, and beyond:

“Fulbright Scholars are not simply grant recipients who we send to siloed labs and libraries; they are conduits for knowledge and culture who create lasting connections that continue to thrive for years after their initial project has ended. As a Fulbright Scholar myself, I can personally attest to the lasting impact that this experience has on the awardee, their home and host institutions.”

“Senator Fulbright once described our organisation as ‘a modest program with an immodest aim–the achievement in international affairs of a regime more civilized, rational and humane than the empty system of power of the past. This year we’ve had a sobering reminder of what happens when regimes revert to these empty, anachronistic power systems. Our hope is that, through Fulbright educational exchange, we can continue to foster peace, goodwill, and knowledge-sharing between nations with the aim of creating leaders who will rise above the outdated, binary worldview we’ve seen playing out in recent times, and bring about a more enlightened view of governance.”

The Fulbright Program in Australia was created via bilateral treaty with the U.S. in 1949, predating the ANZUS Treaty by two years.

The online profiles of the full cohort of Fulbright Scholars are available on the here. Scroll down for the full list of awardees.

The next round of Fulbright Scholarships for study or research in the U.S. in 2023/24 is now open for applications from Australian candidates. 

2022 Fulbright Australian Scholars

Australian Capital Territory

Captain Kent O’Sullivan, The Australian Army, Artificial Intelligence
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

James R. Beattie, Australian National University, Astronomy & Astrophysics
Fulbright ACT Scholarship, Funded by the ACT Government

Dr Elise Stephenson, Australian National University, Gender and International Relations
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship, Funded by Monash University

Jennifer Sarah Darmody, Australian National University, Sports Law and Human Rights
Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship

Rameen Hayat Malik, The University of Sydney, Energy Policy
Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy, Funded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Kahlia Hogg, AIS/The University of Colorado, Boulder, Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Victoria

Dr Alexandra Murphy, Austin Hospital, Cardio-Oncology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Troy Heffernan, La Trobe University, Education
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship

Philipp Ivanov, Asia Society Australia, Foreign Policy
Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Australian-American Alliance Studies, Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Rachel Coghlan, Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, Deakin University, Non-Profit Leadership
Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership, Funded by Perpetual Ltd. and supported by the Australian Scholarships Foundation

Kathleen Garland, Monash University, Evolutionary Biology
Fulbright Victoria Scholarship

Dr Adam Bartley, RMIT University, International Security
Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Australian-American Alliance Studies (AUSMIN Quad Scholarship)

Dr Shruti Nirantar, RMIT University, Nanoelectronics and Nanofabrication
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Mahyar Khorasani, RMIT University, Manufacturing Engineering
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Professor Timothy J. Lynch, The University of Melbourne, American Politics
Fulbright Scholar Award, Funded by the University of Wyoming

Dr Kelly Atkins, The University of Melbourne, Neuropsychology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Johannes Janssens, The University of Melbourne, Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Michael Traeger, Burnet Institute, HIV Epidemiology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Liam Turner, Monash University, Energy Engineering and Cryogenics
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Julian O’Shea, Monash University, Industrial Design
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Queensland

Eamonn William McKenna, Queensland University of Technology, Tissue Engineering
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Professor John McLean Bennett II, CPSS, University of Southern Queensland, Soil Science
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Scholar), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

A/Professor Troy Jensen, University of Southern Queensland, Agriculture
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Scholar), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Stirling Roberton, University of Southern Queensland, Soil Science
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Lachlan Jones, The University of Queensland, Environmental Ecology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Emily Westwood, The University of Queensland, Social Science
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Adam Hines, The University of Queensland, Neuroscience
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Isaac Tucker, The University of Queensland, Biotechnology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Professor Clare Heal, James Cook University, Biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical research methods
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Honor Magon, Metro South Health/The University of Queensland, Clinical Informatics
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

New South Wales

Yasmin Zaman, University of New South Wales, Bioastronautics/Human Factors
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Constantine Tsounis, University of New South Wales, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Jane Millward, University of New South Wales, Electrical Engineering

Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

A/Professor Peyman Mostaghimi, University of New South Wales, Minerals and Energy Resources
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Scholar), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Sarah Davis, University of New South Wales, Science Policy
Fulbright Northern Territory Scholarship, Funded by Charles Darwin University, NT Government and Blackboard Inc.

Dr. Muhammad Tariq Nazir, University of New South Wales, High Voltage Systems
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship (Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship), Funded by RMIT University

William Bruffey, University of New South Wales, Law
Fulbright Sir John Carrick NSW Scholarship

Dr Samira Garshasbi, University of New South Wales, Built Environment
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Yiling Liu, University of New South Wales, Cancer Biology/Materials Chemistry
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Joseph Giorgio, The University of Newcastle, Neuroscience
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Peter Stanwell, The University of Newcastle, Medical Imaging
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Scholar), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Nicholas Harvey-Doyle, The University of Newcastle, Media, Culture and Communication
Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship, Funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency

Dr. Behnam Sadeghi, The University of Sydney, Geosciences
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Bryce Geoffrey Mullens, The University of Sydney, Materials Chemistry
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Ali Entezari, The University of Sydney, Biomedical Engineering
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

A/Professor Michael Walsh, The University of Sydney, Alternative Weed Control Technologies
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Scholar) Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Luke Carroll, The University of Sydney, Medical Science
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

A/Professor Ryan Naylor, The University of Sydney, Higher Education
Fulbright Scholar Award, Funded by Kansas State University

Sarah Thomas Broome, University of Technology Sydney, Neuroscience
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Professor Alex Frino, University of Wollongong, Cyber Security
Fulbright Scholar Award, Funded by Florida Polytechnic University

Professor Lisa Toohey, The University of Newcastle, Trade Law

Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Australian-American Alliance Studies (AUSMIN Indo-Pacific Scholarship)

Georgie Skipper, Sun Cable, Economics

Fulbright Future Scholarship (Professional), Funded by The Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Thomas Guy, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Biology

Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by The Kinghorn Foundation

Western Australia

Dr Emily Lester, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Marine Science
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Maria Kovaleva, Curtin University, Electronics Engineering,

Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Maninder Kaur, Murdoch University, Plant Pathology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Associate Professor Rachel Standish, Murdoch University, Restoration Ecology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Scholar), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Professor Simon McKirdy, Murdoch University, Biosecurity
Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences, Funded by Kansas State University

Dr Salvador Zarco Perello, Murdoch University, Marine Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Jack Rudrum, The University of Western Australia, Microbiology/Molecular Biology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Joshua Crowe, The University of Western Australia, Real Estate Development
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Yun Young (Vanessa) Cho, The University of Western Australia, Paediatric Dentistry
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Wesley Moss, The University of Western Australia, Agricultural Engineering
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Ruby J. Wright, The University of Western Australia, Astrophysics
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Samuel Bolland, The University of Western Australia, Biomedical Engineering

Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by The Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Hannah Etchells, The University of Western Australia, Wildlife & Wildland Management

Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by The Kinghorn Foundation

Dr Jason Eshraghian, The University of Western Australia, Electronic Engineering

Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), The Kinghorn Foundation

South Australia

Dr Natalie Louise Benbow, University of South Australia, Physical Chemistry
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Katja Bignall-Daly, Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement, Law and Justice
Fulbright South Australia Scholarship

Northern Territory

Kate Golebiowska, Charles Darwin University, Migration Studies/Entrepreneurship
Fulbright Professional Coral Sea Scholarship (Business/Industry)

Tasmania

Timothy Brodribb, University of Tasmania, Plant Biology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Scholar), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Travis Britton, University of Tasmania, Plant Ecophysiology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Ariane Moore, The University of Tasmania, Philosophy of Religion
Fulbright Tasmania Scholarship, Funded by the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government

2022 Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Professor Dean Kotlowski, Salisbury University, U.S./Australian Comparative History
Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Funded by the Australian National University

Professor Kyle Beardsly, Duke University, Political Science
Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Funded by the Australian National University

Lauren Suzanne Heller, Berea College, Public Health
Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy, Funded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Grace Wright, George Washington University, Public Policy
Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy, Funded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Professor Naim Kapucu, Applied Public Policy/Democratic Resilience
Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy (Democratic Resilience), Funded by Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia

Melissa S. Cardon, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Funded by RMIT University

Professor Gregor Henze, University of Colorado Boulder, Energy Engineering
Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Science, Technology and Innovation, Funded by CSIRO

Professor Gabriel Filippelli, Indiana University, Environmental Health
Fulbright Distinguished Chair, Funded by The University of Newcastle

Laura Elizabeth Lilly, PhD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, Oceanography
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postdoctoral), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Joelle Kim, Baylor University, Cancer Immunology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Shellaina Gordon, Northeastern University, Cancer Biology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Eli Scott Bieri, Northern Michigan University, Biology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Professor Iqbal Husain, North Carolina State University, Power, Electronics and Energy
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Scholar), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Anna Lachenauer, Stanford Medical School, Biology
Fulbright Future Scholarship (Postgraduate), Funded by the Kinghorn Foundation

Hannah M. Twiddy, Old Dominion University, Generational Health and Aging
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship, Funded by the University of Newcastle

Donna-Marie Palakiko, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Indigenous Health Disparities
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship, Funded by the University of Newcastle

Audrée Grand-Pierre, Bowdoin College, Clinical Psychology
Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship

Helen Pelak, Kalamazoo College, Public Health
Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship, Funded by Western Sydney University

Professor Zhiqun Zhu, Bucknell University, International Relations/Foreign Policy
Fulbright 75th Anniversary Alliance Award, Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Australia

Tess M.S. Neal, Arizona State University, Psychology & Law
Fulbright Scholar Award

Lucy Milani Fasano, Davidson College, Psychology
Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship

Professor Matthew Becker, PhD, California State University Long Beach, Geoscience
Fulbright Scholar Award, Funded by Curtin University

Professor Dr Zhihua Jiang, Washington State University, Animal Genetics and Genomics
Fulbright Scholar Award, Funded by the Regional Universities Network of Australia

Dr. Jennifer Albert, The Citadel, Education
Fulbright Scholar Award, Funded by the University of Canberra

Negar Katirai, University of Arizona, Law & Domestic Violence
Fulbright Scholar Award, Funded by the University of Technology Sydney

Professor Mary Brydon-Miller, University of Louisville, Design, Architecture and Building
Fulbright Scholar Award, Funded by the University of Technology Sydney

Professor Amro Farid, Dartmouth College,

Fulbright Future Scholarship (Scholar), Funded by The Kinghorn Foundation

Professor Matthew Kleinhenz, The Ohio State University,

Fulbright Scholar Award, Funded by CQUniversity