Fulbright Australian State/Territory Award Opportunities

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 Visiting Student Researcher Award Postdoctoral Award Scholar Award
Fulbright Northern Territory Scholarship (funded by the Northern Territory Government and Charles Darwin University) 4-8 months 4-8 months 4 months
Fulbright Queensland Scholarship 4-8 months 4-8 months N/A
Fulbright South Australia Scholarship 4-8 months 4-8 months N/A
Fulbright Tasmania Scholarship (funded by the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania) 4-8 months 4-8 months 4 months
Fulbright Victoria Scholarship 4-8 months 4-8 months N/A
Fulbright Western Australia Scholarship 4-8 months 4-8 months N/A
Sir John Carrick New South Wales Fulbright Scholarship 4-8 months 4-8 months N/A



Specific to this award:
  • Must be living in that 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 provide an award statement in the application which clearly outlines the benefit of the proposed program of research to a topic or issue relevant to the 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 candidates only: PhD must have been conferred in the past 5 years.*
  • Postdoctoral and scholar applicants only: must hold a PhD.
  • Must have a letter of invitation from proposed host institution.

*Applicants may be in their final year of their PhD research if applying for a postdoctoral award. PhD must be conferred before commencing program.

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

Award Benefits

  • Monthly stipend for 4-8 months for an individual based on the current approved MMR.
  • 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).
  • Settling-in allowance.
  • A limited Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE) Health Benefits Plan, designed by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Seven Corners, Inc. Please note this plan is NOT an insurance policy.
  • Orientation and networking opportunities.
  • Support from the Commission prior to and during program.