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

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About the Award

The Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Australian-American Alliance Studies (funded by DFAT) is awarded to Australian academics and professionals, with aims to advance scholarship in the priority fields of strategic studies, technology, and innovation. The grantee will promote the exchange of ideas, research collaboration, and cultural understanding between Australian and American scholars as well as the institutions that host them.

The program was established in 2001 by the Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as a contribution to Australia’s ANZUS 50th Anniversary commemorations. The aim for establishing this exchange is to contribute in a practical way to contemporary scholarship on the Australian-U.S. alliance relationship. It is a condition of the scholarship that the recipient produces a tangible contribution to contemporary debate in their area of specialisation in the format of a report, which can be used by DFAT, and/or published with an appropriate accreditation.



Specific to this award:
  • Professional applicants: PhD not required. Applicants should instead demonstrate experience in sectors associated with the Alliance.
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.
  • Must have a letter of invitation from proposed host institution.
  • Scholar applicants only: must have minimum 8-10 years’ experience in field (including PhD program).

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


Award Benefits

  • Monthly stipend for 4 months for an individual based on the current approved MMR.
  • 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.