Fulbright Scholar Award (funded by the Regional Universities Network of Australia)

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The Fulbright Scholar Award funded by the Regional Universities Network of Australia (RUN) will support research projects undertaken at any of the network’s seven member institutions.

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) is a network of seven universities with headquarters in regional/rural Australia and a shared commitment to playing a transformative role in their regions.

Through their educational and research contributions to regional economic, social, cultural and environmental development, the RUN member universities play an important and distinctive role in advancing Australia’s national prosperity, productivity and identity.

RUN is also leading the creation of regional knowledge hubs and technology parks, providing local access to infrastructure, technologies, research, knowledge and skills and stimulating start-up and growth of new businesses.

The Network was established in October 2011. The foundation members are CQUniversity, Southern Cross University, Federation University Australia, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland and University of the Sunshine Coast. Charles Sturt University joined the Network on 29 May 2019.

Scholars are based at one RUN university of their choice, and they will have the opportunity to visit other RUN universities during their program. A travel allowance will be provided for the scholar to travel between locations.


This award is open to tenured mid-career academics and above to conduct a program of collaborative research in Australia in one of RUN’s three collaborative research themes: Crops and Foods for the Future, Health and Well-being of the Regions, New Industries.

Relevant areas of research under each theme are listed below:

Crops and Foods for the Future
  •  Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Animal production
  • Veterinary sciences
  • Fisheries sciences
  • Environmental sciences
  • Land & agriculture management
  • Crop and pasture production
  • Food systems management
  • Agricultural supply chains
  • Education and extension
Health and Well-being of the Regions
  • Biomedical Science
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Epidemiology
  • Health systems & health
  • Workforce development
  • Public health & health services
  • Complementary/alternative medicines
  • Neuroscience
  • Infection prevention, infectious diseases in regional areas
  • Data analytics & health security
  • Security & emergency management
  • Community resilience
  • Wildlife health
  • Disaster management
  • Telehealth
New Industries
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Food waste management
  • Materials Engineering
  • Waste recycling
  • Renewable energy
  • Security

Scholarship Entitlements

  • A monthly stipend for 4 months
  • An international travel entitlement
  • A domestic travel entitlement
  • Health coverage under Medicare (Scholar only)
  • Health and Accident Insurance (ASPE) to maximum of US$100,000 (Scholar only)
  • Access to Fulbright Alumni in the US and Australia for social and professional networking
  • Support through 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.
  • Scholars accompanied by eligible dependents may receive one, one-time dependent allowance (conditions apply).

Contact Information

Please note that a letter of invitation from one of the RUN universities is required.

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Jaclyn Assarian, Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

(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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