2018 APPLICATIONS CLOSED Fulbright Australian State/Territory Award Opportunities

Represent your State or Territory on your Fulbright Journey

Applications are now closed and will reopen in February 2019

Who can apply?

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.


To be eligible for a Fulbright State/Territory Scholarship an applicant must:

  • Be a permanent resident of that state/ territory at the time of application, with a commitment to return to the state/ territory following their Fulbright program
  • Be associated with an institution, organisation or community in that state/territory that will benefit from your proposed Fulbright program
  • Applicants must clearly outline the benefit of their proposed program of study/ research to a topic or issue relevant to their State in a seperate statement withint their application

State scholars are selected not just on their academic and professional merit, but also the relevance and importance of their research to the state; and the individual’s connection and commitment to the state.

Postgraduate applicants should download the attachment for additional information.

How Do I Apply?

  • Prior to applying, applicants need to read the Eligibility & Conditions section of the Australian Applicants page.
  • Applications must be completed and submitted via the online portal (see below for instructions and access). Applications emailed or posted to the Commission cannot be considered.
  • Please note applicants for State/ Territory awards will also be considered in the general category for additional awards.
  • To discuss your application aspirations with someone in your area, please consider reaching out to one of our Campus Advisers.
  • Please download the Australian Applicant checklist to include with your application.
  • Please include a Specialist Award Statement with your application- this statement should describe how the proposed project will benefit your State/Territory, and how you will maximise your program’s effect upon return from the U.S.
  • Please view the Australian Scholarships Budget 2018/19 for entitlements. Note this budget is provided as a guide only and is subject to change. Entitlements are per the category e.g. postdoctoral recipients should view the Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship.

Postgraduate Applicants:

Please also download the 2018-19 Student instructions.


Postdoctoral, Professional and Scholar Award Applicants:

Please also download the 2018-19 Scholar instructions.

Applying for a Fulbright State/Territory Scholarship provides an additional opportunity for success; you will be considered for the General Award Category you apply for and additionally the State/Territory award nominated in your application.

List of State/Territory Awards:

State/Territory Award

Available in Categories:


Postgraduate Postdoctoral Scholar
Australian Capital Territory

Sponsored by the ACT Government

The project must align with the ACT Government’s aim to boost entrepreneurial capability, support innovative companies and start-ups and create bilateral commercial opportunities.

Applicants with projects identified as having a strong connection to their state/territory of residence will be considered for this award.
South Australia

Western Australia


New South Wales

Northern Territory 

Sponsored by the Northern Territory Government, Charles Darwin University and Blackboard (Australia) Pty Ltd


Sponsored by the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania