Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (funded by RMIT University)

RMIT University is a global university of technology, design and enterprise, focused on creating solutions that transform the future for the benefit of people and their environments.

The role of the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (funded by RMIT University) gives exceptional senior academics (associate or full professor) or professionals from the United States an opportunity to pursue research and/or practice of importance to RMIT in the areas of entrepreneurship and/or innovation. This position fosters collaboration between Australia and the United States to stimulate interest and build capacity in innovation and entrepreneurship. The scholarship supports a 5–6 month position.

The award is open to senior academics/researchers and/or practitioners at the level of full professor or equivalent. Professionals with an equivalent track record and experience from industry, business or government with a distinguished career in the proposed fields are also encouraged to apply.


This award seeks scholars and professionals in the fields of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Scholarship Eligibility

Specific to this award:
  • Must include a Letter of Invitation from RMIT 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 6 months (minimum 5 months)
  • Accommodation allowance for a maximum of 6 months (minimum 5 months)
  • Generous 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.

About RMIT University

One of Australia’s original educational institutions founded in 1887, RMIT University now has 82,000 students including 12,000 at postgraduate level. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and practical education, applied and innovative research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the cities in which they are located.

With three campuses in Melbourne (Central Business District, Brunswick and Bundoora), two in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) and a centre in Barcelona, Spain, RMIT is a truly global university.

Research at RMIT aims to solve critical global problems and to create value from research which provides others outside the academic community pathways to deliver the ultimate positive economic, societal and environmental impacts. Eight Enabling Impact Platforms have been created, each being a conduit through which breadth and depth is developed in areas of strength resulting in RMIT becoming more widely recognised for its research relevance beyond the academic world.

Contact Information

To discuss potential projects and negotiate a Letter of Invitation, please contact the Research Innovation and Capability team at RMIT University via researchfellowships@rmit.edu.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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