Fulbright Scholar Award in Australia-United States Alliance Studies (AUSMIN Indo-Pacific Scholarships)

Applications are open from 3 February – 15 September 2020

This special award for the 2021-2022 cycle aims to advance scholarship in the priority fields of strategic studies, technology, and innovation, specifically with relation to the Australia-United States Alliance. The award will promote exchange of ideas, research collaboration, and cultural understanding between Australian and American scholars, as well as the institutions that host them. The scholarship announced in 2019 by the U.S. Department of State and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the AUSMIN meetings in Sydney as a one-off award to celebrate the close bilateral relationship, as well as contribute in a practical way to contemporary scholarship on issues related to the Alliance, and the wider Indo-Pacific region.


The Fulbright Scholarship in Australian-United States Alliance Studies are open for Amercian 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 Australia
  • 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
  • access to a professional network of distinguished Australian and American Fulbright alumni
  • ongoing assistance from the Commission with visas and pastoral care
  • media and publicity support

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