Fulbright Professional Scholarship In Australian-American Alliance Studies (funded by DFAT)

Applications are currently closed and will re-open early 2021

This award is for Australian citizens, and aims to advance scholarship in the priority fields of strategic studies, technology and innovation. The award will promote exchange of ideas, research collaboration, and cultural understanding between Australian and American scholars as well as the institution that host them.

This award aims to contribute in a practical way to contemporary Australian scholarship on the Australian-U.S. alliance relationship. It was established in 2001 by the Australian Government as a contribution to Australia’s ANZUS 50th Anniversary commemorations. It is a condition of the Scholarship that the recipient produces a tangible contribution to contemporary debate in his or her area of specialty in the format of a report, which can be used by DFAT, and/or published with an appropriate accreditation.


The Fulbright Scholarship in Australian-United States Alliance Studies are open for Australian candidates who satisfy one of the following criteria:

  • Academics including lecturers, and professors in contemporary scholarship on the Alliance and issues of relevance to it
  • Professionals from public and private sectors associated with the Alliance and issues of relevance to it
  • Researchers looking into contemporary aspects of the Alliance and broader bilateral relationship (trade/economics/politics) of interest to both alliance partners

Entitlements include:

  • a living allowance
  • international travel to/from the U.S.
  • dependent allowance (if applicable)
  • 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
  • we strongly encourage applicants to read the Eligibility & Conditions section of the Australian Applicants page

To apply now, download the application instructions PDF here.