2018 APPLICATIONS CLOSED Australian Fulbright Distinguished Chair Opportunities

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Applications are now closed and will reopen in February 2019


Who can apply?

The Distinguished Chair is viewed as the most prestigious appointment in the Fulbright Scholar Program, with approximately 40 Fulbright Distinguished Chairs across 15 countries. The Fulbright Distinguished Chair award is for an exceptional individual at professorial level to carry out research in the United States for up to 5-6 months.

Entitlements include:

Scholarship entitlements and duration vary per award; please see individual scholarships listed below for details. Awards generally include:

  • a living allowance
  • travel allowance for international flights to/from the United States
  • conference travel allowance to enable a lecture tour
  • accommodation nearby the host institution
  • ASPE medical insurance of up to A$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • attendance at the Orientation Program, Showcase & Gala Presentation Dinner
  • enrichment activities in the United States 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
  • to access specific funding amounts for 2019/20 please download the Australian Scholarships Budget 2018/19. Please note the budget is provided as a guide only and is subject to change.

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.
  • 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.
  • Download 2018-19 Scholar instructions which outlines how to apply and includes the application link.

All applications are considered for a general Fulbright Scholar Award however applicants may also elect (through the applicant checklist) to be considered for the sponsored opportunities below.

Distinguished Chair Scholarships 

Fulbright Distinguished Chair In Agriculture And Life Sciences 

Sponsored By Kansas State University
Individuals at Professorial 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 up to 5-6 months.

Please see the Applicants Page for eligibility requirements, award conditions, FAQs, interview processes and timelines.