Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarships (General Category)

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission awards several General Category awards annually. These awards are available in any discipline and sponsor research programs that enhance bilateral relations and embody the mission of the Fulbright program and Commission.


These awards are available in any field/discipline.

Scholarship Eligibility

Specific to this award:
  • Must include a Letter of Invitation from the proposed host institution with the application
  • These scholarships are open to researchers who have completed their PhD in the past five years
General criteria for all Fulbright Awards:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must not be a dual citizen of Australia
  • Must be residing in U.S. at the time of application
  • Must not have already commenced this degree or project in Australia

Scholarship Entitlements

  • A monthly stipend for a maximum of 10 months (minimum 3 months)
  • An international travel entitlement
  • Scholars accompanied by eligible dependents may receive one, one-time dependent allowance (conditions apply)
  • Eligibility to apply for coverage under Australian Medicare (Scholar only)
  • A limited Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE) Health Benefits Plan, designed by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Seven Corners, Inc. Please note this plan is NOT an insurance policy.
  • Support from the Fulbright Commission to assist with administration, visas and general enquiries.
  • Dependents of scholars who will be enrolled in the Australian public school system in grades K-12 may have tuition fees waived.
  • Orientation and networking opportunities.
  • Support from the Commission prior to and during program.

For entitlement amounts please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

Contact Information

For any queries related to entitlements or application processes please contact:

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Outreach and Recruitment

Jaclyn Assarian, Outreach and Recruitment Specialist via (202) 326-7700, eastasiapacific@iie.org

 Fulbright Team

Please contact the Fulbright scholarships team for any queries related to entitlements or application processes via fulbright@fulbright.org.au

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