Australian Fulbright Distinguished Chair Opportunities


The Fulbright Distinguished Chair award are for exceptional individuals at full professorial level to carry out research in the United States for 5-6 months.

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.

Award benefits:

  • Monthly stipend for 5 – 6 months
  • Round-trip, economy class airfare directly to and from the scholar’s home city and the city of the host institution (capped at USD$4,000)
  • Dependent allowance (if applicable) one-time payment
  • Conference travel allowance to enable a lecture tour
  • Accommodation allowance
  • ASPE medical coverage of up to A$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • Orientation and enrichment opportunities – in Australia and the U.S. with other international Fulbright scholars
  • Access to a professional network of distinguished Australian and American Fulbright alumni
  • Ongoing assistance from the Commission with visas, enrichment opportunities and pastoral care
  • Media and publicity support

All applications are considered for a general Fulbright Scholar Award, however, applicants may also elect to be considered for additional sponsored scholarship opportunities below.

Distinguished Chair Scholarships 

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences 

Funded By Kansas State University
Individuals at Full Professor level wishing to undertake research in the field of agriculture and life sciences (agriculture, human ecology, veterinary medicine, biology, biochemistry) based at Kansas State University for 5-6 months.