Fulbright Australian State/Territory Award Opportunities

Applications are now closed

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 Fulbright State/Territory Scholarship an applicant 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
  • Be associated with an institution, organisation or community in that state/territory that will benefit from the proposed Fulbright program
  • Clearly outline the benefit of the proposed program of research to a topic or issue relevant to the state/territory in a separate statement within their application

State/territory scholars are selected on their academic and professional merit, the relevance and importance of their research to the home state/territory and the individual’s connection and commitment to the state/territory.

Please see the APPLICANT INFORMATION page for general information regarding Fulbright qualities, eligibility requirements, award conditions, interview processes and our FAQ PAGE for answers to commonly asked questions.

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

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

List of State/Territory Awards:

State/Territory Award

Available in Categories:


Postgraduate Postdoctoral Scholar
Fulbright Queensland Scholarship

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