Fulbright State/ Territory Scholarship Opportunities

Represent your State or Territory on your Fulbright Journey

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 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.

State scholars are thus 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.

How to Apply

To apply for a Fulbright State/Territory Scholarship:

  • Establish which category you are eligible to apply in (Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Scholar)
  • Submit an application in the General Category, inclusive of a Specialist Award Statement – 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.

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