Fulbright Australian State/Territory Award Opportunities

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About the Award

The aim of Fulbright State Scholarships is to encourage and profile research relevant to recipients’ home state/ territories; and assist in building international research links between the state and U.S. researchers and institutions. These scholarships offer the opportunity for outstanding researchers to broaden their professional, educational and cultural horizons, then return to share the experience with their local community. These scholarships are supported by state or territory governments, companies, universities, private donors and other stakeholders.

Available Awards
State/Territory Award Available Categories
Visiting Student Researcher Postdoctoral Scholar
Fulbright Queensland Scholarship
Fulbright South Australia Scholarship
Fulbright Western Australia Scholarship
Fulbright Victoria Scholarship
Sir John Carrick New South Wales Fulbright Scholarship
Fulbright Northern Territory Scholarship
Funded by the Northern Territory Government and Charles Darwin University 
Fulbright Tasmania Scholarship
Funded by the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania

Eligibility

Specific to this award

  • Must be living in the state/territory at the time of application, with a commitment to return to the state/territory following their Fulbright program.
  • Must be associated with an institution, organisation, or community in that state/territory that will benefit from the proposed Fulbright program.
  • Must propose a project/program addressing a topic or problem relevant to that state/territory.

General criteria for all Fulbright Awards

  • Must be an Australian citizen.
  • Must not be a dual citizen of the U.S.
  • Must be residing in Australia at the time of application (exceptions may apply – please see link below).
  • Must not have already commenced this degree or project in the U.S.
  • Must not have held a J1 or J2 visa in the 24 months before program commences.
  • Must hold an undergraduate degree.*
  • Postdoctoral and scholar applicants only: must hold a PhD.**
  • Visiting student researcher, postdoctoral, and scholar applicants only: must have a letter of invitation from proposed host institution.
  • Degree-seeking applicants only: acceptance to a U.S. institution is not required at the time of application.***

* Applicants may be in their final year of study if applying for a postgraduate degree award. Must complete their undergraduate degree before commencing their program.
** Applicants may be in their final year of their PhD research if applying for a postdoctoral award. PhD must be conferred before commencing program.
*** Successful degree-seeking candidates will work with the Institute of International Education’s placement services team to coordinate applications and negotiate fee reductions/waivers. Applicants must be willing to consider up to four institutions.

For more details on eligibility criteria, please view this page.

Award benefits:

  • Monthly stipend based on the cost of living in the city of the host institution
  • Round-trip, economy class airfare directly to and from the scholar’s home city and the city of the host institution (capped at AUD$4,000)
  • Establishment allowance (one-time payment, if applicable)
  • Dependent allowance (one-time payment, if applicable)
  • Health & Accident Insurance (ASPE) – valued at up to USD$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • Access to established professional networks – alumni and other international collaborative groups
  • Orientation and enrichment opportunities – in Australia and the U.S.
  • Extensive support – from the Commission as well as U.S. organisations
  • Media and publicity support

State/Territory Award

Available in Categories:

Postgraduate Postdoctoral Scholar
Fulbright Queensland Scholarship

Fulbright South Australia Scholarship

Fulbright Western Australia Scholarship

Fulbright Victoria Scholarship

Sir John Carrick New South Wales Fulbright Scholarship

Fulbright Northern Territory Scholarship

Funded by the Northern Territory Government and Charles Darwin University 

Fulbright Tasmania Scholarship

Funded by the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania

Postgraduate and postdoctoral applicants are eligible to apply for 4 – 10-month programs. Scholar applicants are eligible to apply for 4-month program.

Postgraduate applicants should download the POSTGRADUATE INFORMATION ATTACHMENT for postgraduate-specific information.

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