Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy (Democratic Resilience) (funded by Flinders University)


The Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy (Democratic Resilience) funded by Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia 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 both Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia (for 4–5 months).

At Flinders University, the Distinguished Chair will be affiliated with a school or centre matching his, or her disciplinary expertise. They will also be encouraged to associate with the American Studies Program.

At Carnegie Mellon University Australia, the Distinguished Chair will be affiliated with the Public Policy & Management Program and the Information Technology Program. They will give guest lectures in both programs and teach a mini-course on applied public policy.

N.B. This position is not available to staff of Carnegie Mellon University as it is the parent university of Carnegie Mellon University Australia.


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:
  • American Studies
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Information Sciences/Systems
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Sociology

Scholarship Entitlements

  • A monthly stipend for a maximum of 5 months
  • Accommodation allowance for a maximum of 5 months
  • Generous international travel entitlement
  • Travel allowance for an Australian lecture tour
  • 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 from the Fulbright Commission to assist with administration, visas and general enquiries.

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

Contact Information

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Outreach and Recruitment

Jaclyn Assarian, Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

(202) 326-7700, eastasiapacific@iie.org

Please note that applicants are required to include a letter of invitation from either Flinders University or Carnegie Mellon University Australia with their application. Only one letter is required, however, the successful candidate will spend time at both institutions and must be in contact with with both.

Please contact Don Debats from Flinders University (don.debats@flinders.edu.au) discuss projects and obtain the required letter.

Please contact the Fulbright scholarships team for any queries related to entitlements or application processes: fulbright@fulbright.org.au


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