Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced (Defence) Science and Technology (funded by the Defence, Science and Technology Group)

The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced (Defence) Science and Technology (funded by the Defence, Science and Technology Group) aims to attract outstanding U.S. researchers to work in Australia in priority areas of research for Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) that will lead to ongoing collaborative partnerships between Australia and the U.S. and develop skills and capabilities in emerging fields of science and technology.

The Fulbright Distinguished Chair will be appointed to the DSTG and can be based at any DSTG site around Australia. The Chair will work on a specific research project during their term (5-6 months) and will be expected to engage with DSTG personnel through occasional guest lectures and/or seminars. They will also explore long-term collaborations and institutional linkages. The project must meet the objectives of the Fulbright program to foster mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchange and support the bi-national relationship.


While Defence will consider any relevant research proposal, the following areas are key contributors to future Defence technology research:

  • Hypersonics
  • Directed Energy
  • Trusted Autonomy
  • Quantum Technology
  • Information Warfare
  • Long-Range Fires

Scholarship Eligibility

Specific to this award:
  • Must include a Letter of Invitation from DST Group with the application
  • Must be at full professor level with relevant disciplinary experience
General criteria for all Fulbright Awards:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must not be a dual citizen of Australia
  • Must be residing in U.S. at the time of application
  • Must not have already commenced this degree or project in Australia

Scholarship Entitlements

  • A monthly stipend for a maximum of 6 months (minimum 5 months)
  • Accommodation allowance for a maximum of 6 months (minimum 5 months)
  • International travel entitlement
  • Travel allowance for an Australian lecture tour
  • Eligibility to apply for coverage under Australian Medicare (Scholar only)
  • 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.
  • Support from 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.
  • Orientation and networking opportunities.
  • Support from the Commission prior to and during program.

For details on entitlements please click ‘Apply Now’ below.

Contact Information

To discuss potential projects and negotiate a Letter of Invitation please contact Dave Ellis, Assistant Director Science and Technology International Engagement, DSTG via dstg.international@defence.gov.au).

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Outreach and Recruitment

Jaclyn Assarian, Outreach and Recruitment Specialist, via (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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