Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship (funded by Monash University)

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About the Award

The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship (funded by Monash University) enables an outstanding Australian postdoctoral candidate to undertake research in the United States for 4-8 months, in areas of importance to Monash University, Victoria.  The scholarship is aimed at applicants and projects which directly address the grand challenges of our age, regardless of disciplinary background.  In addition to academic merit, the projects must help strengthen the Australian bilateral relationship with the United States.



Specific to this award:
  • Must address how the proposed project will address the grand challenges of our age. This should be incorporated into project proposal.
  • Applicants do NOT need to have a current or past affiliation with Monash University.
General criteria for all Fulbright Awards:
  • Must be an Australian citizen.
  • Must not be a dual citizen of the U.S.
  • Must be residing in Australia at the time of application (exceptions may apply – please see link below).
  • Must not have already commenced this degree or project in the U.S.
  • Must not have held a J1 or J2 visa in the 24 months before program commences.
  • Must hold an undergraduate degree.
  • PhD must have been conferred in the past 5 years.*
  • Must have a letter of invitation from proposed host institution.

* Applicants may be in their final year of their PhD research if applying for a postdoctoral award. PhD must be conferred before commencing program.

For more details on eligibility criteria, please view this page.


Award Benefits

  • Monthly stipend for 4-8 months for an individual based on the current approved MMR.
  • Partial tuition allowance (subject to funding availability, specified at time of offer)
  • Round-trip, economy class airfare directly to and from the scholar’s home city and the city of the host institution (capped at AUD$4,000).
  • Settling-in allowance.
  • 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.
  • Orientation and networking opportunities.
  • Support from the Commission prior to and during program.
  • Domestic conference travel on return to Australia. To be used to present at Monash University or represent Monash University.


About the Funder

Monash University

Monash University was founded in 1958 and is the second oldest university in the State of Victoria. Monash is a research intensive Australian university with a large international footprint and extensive collaborative linkages that span the globe and support the University’s enterprising ambition. Consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, Monash is a member of Australia’s Group of Eight research intensive universities as well as the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning.  It is also the only Australian member of the influential M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, Universities and National Academies.

Monash is committed to deep and enduring relationships with partners in industry, government and non-government organisations.  Through this commitment it supports research agendas that “will solve grand challenges and set global agendas” (Focus Monash p. 9).