Fulbright Scholar Award (funded by Florida Polytechnic University)

About the Award

The Fulbright Scholar Award (funded by Florida Polytechnic University) affords Australian scholars the opportunity to undertake research and teach classes that are strategically aligned to Florida Polytech’s research priority areas.

Available awards:
  • 4-month program
Available disciplines:
  • Business Analytics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering



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 hold a PhD.
  • Must have a letter of invitation from proposed host institution (Florida Polytechnic University).
  • 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.
  • 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.


About the Funder

Florida Polytechnic University is an accredited member of the State University System of Florida, dedicated exclusively to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The University is a powerful economic engine within the state of Florida, blending applied research with industry partnerships to give students an academically rigorous education with real-world relevance. The campus is located in Lakeland, Florida along the I-4 High Tech Corridor.

Please note that applicants are required to include a Letter of Invitation from Florida Polytech University with their application. To discuss potential projects and obtain this letter please contact: Mustapha Achoubane, Florida Polytechnic University via international@floridapoly.edu

For more information on Florida Polytechnic University please visit: https://floridapoly.edu/