Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences (funded by Kansas State University)

Applications are currently closed and will re-open early 2021

The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences (funded by Kansas State University) is for an exceptional Australian Professors to carry out research at Kansas State University (K-State) in the United States.

Who should apply?

The Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences is for academics who would like to work with K-State colleagues in the facilities of Agriculture, Human Ecology, Veterinary Medicine, Biology or Biochemistry.

Academics whose host is outside these areas might also be eligible depending on the research project being proposed.  For example, working on bio fuels in an engineering department, water issues in an engineering or geography department, or agricultural policy with a counterpart in the School of Leadership Studies or departments such as Politics and Economics could potentially be eligible.

Selected scholars will work with K-State faculty in priority research areas that lead to ongoing collaborative partnerships between Australia and K-State – partnerships which develop skills and capabilities in Agricultural and Life Sciences and which result in a stronger bilateral relationship between Australia and the United States.

All applications require an invitation letter, signed by the K-State faculty host and their department head/chair.


  • living allowance
  • travel for international flights to/from the United States
  • dependent allowance (if applicable)
  • accommodation in a furnished apartment arranged by Kansas State University
  • additional travel allowance for a U.S. public lecture tour
  • ASPE medical coverage 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

What are the conditions?

  • Funding is stipend based and is for a maximum duration of six months.
  • Kansas State University must be the primary host institution
  • Awardees will conduct a public lecture tour across a variety of institutions whilst in-country.
  • Awardees will be expected to contribute to guest lectures and seminars at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

For further information on this scholarship from the perspective of K-State, please contact Professor John Leslie, Head of Kansas State Plant Pathology Department.

To apply now, download the application instructions PDF here.