Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Political Science (funded by Flinders University)


The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Political Science (funded by Flinders University) is designed to increase the awareness of the field of applied public policy in Australia, and to promote comparative and collaborative research between Australia and the United States.

The position will allow full or associate professors with distinguished academic careers, and significant publication and teaching records to conduct collaborative research at Flinders University for 4–5 months.

At Flinders University, the Distinguished Chair will be affiliated with the College of Business, Government and Law. They will also be encouraged to associate with the Government Discipline and the Jeff Bleich Centre for the US Alliance in Digital Technology, Security and Governance.

We are looking for research that contributes to an advancement of understanding of the use and regulation of emerging technology for positive social impact. In particular this may address ways of shaping policy, laws and political behaviours to enhance national security, governance of society and democracy through technological change. It may also address the risks of such technologies.


Applications addressing applied public policy concerns are sought, particularly those related to Democratic Resilience. Applications must focus on a significant, current, applied public policy issue at an international and/or national policy level.

Key Disciplines:
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Information Sciences/Systems
  • Law
  • National Security
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Sociology

Scholarship Eligibility

Specific to this award:
  • Must include a Letter of Invitation from Flinders University with the application
  • Must be at associate or 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 5 months (minimum 4 months)
  • Accommodation allowance for a maximum of 5 months (minimum 4 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

Flinders University

Please contact Rodrigo Praino from Flinders University via rodrigo.praino@flinders.edu.au to discuss projects and obtain the required letter.

For any queries related to entitlements or application processes please contact:

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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