-2018 APPLICATIONS CLOSED Fulbright Indigenous Scholarships –

The Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship is for two Indigenous students/ scholars to undertake a research or study program in the United States each year, in any field of academic study, across any category – Postgraduate, Postdoctoral or Scholar Award.

The scholarship was established to recognise Indigenous leaders’ commitment to achieving excellence, while seeking an international perspective and collaboration through their studies/research. The scholarship was originally established in cooperation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) in 1993 and is now supported by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Applicants will be considered within the category they apply (e.g. for a Scholar Award) and can elect to additionally be considered for the Fulbright Indigenous award by noting this on the Australian Applicant checklist.

Entitlements

Scholarship entitlements vary per category; please see individual scholarship categories listed below for details. Awards generally include:

  • A living allowance
  • Travel allowance for international flights to/from the United States
  • Some tuition or Visiting Research Scholar fees (postgraduate/ PhD recipients)
  • Dependent allowance (if applicable)
  • ASPE medical insurance of up to A$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • National 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 2018/19 please download the Australian Scholarships Budget 2018/19Please note the budget is provided as a guide only and is subject to change.

How Do I Apply?

  • Applicants will be considered within the category they apply (e.g. for a Scholar Award) and can elect to additionally be considered for the Fulbright Indigenous award by noting this on the Australian Applicant checklist.Prior to applying, we strongly encourage applicants 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.

Postgraduate Applicants:

Click here to check your eligibility status and begin your application.
Please also download the 2018-19 Student instructions.

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Postdoctoral, Professional and Scholar Award Applicants:

Click here to check your eligibility status and begin your application.
Please also download the 2018-19 Scholar instructions.

 Categories Available

Postgraduate Scholarships 

Postgraduate students seeking to;

  • undertake a full U.S. masters degree (up to 2 years)
  • study part of an Australian master’s program in the U.S (8-10 months)
  • conduct research towards an Australian PhD program (3-10 months)

Funding is available for up to 2 years and includes full tuition or Visiting Research Scholar fees.

Postdoctoral Scholarships 

Individuals seeking to undertake postdoctoral research, who have completed their PhD in the past 3 years (or 4-5 years if a case is made with extenuating circumstances). The award supports a 3-10 month position.

Scholar Awards 

Academics (at associate professor or full professorial level) and mid-career professionals (with an undergraduate qualification and minimum 10 years work experience) to undertake research and/or training in the United States for 3-4 months.

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