Fulbright Distinguished Chair (funded by the University of Newcastle)

University of Newcastle

Applications open 1 February 2021

The Distinguished Chair enables U.S. academics (associate or full Professors), or those with a distinguished career in the field to undertake research of importance to the University of Newcastle for 5-6 months.

The development of research within UON’s areas of priority (known as Priority Research Centres) is important to the bilateral relationship between the United States and Australia. It is hoped that this position will provide scholars with an opportunity to contribute to this relationship, and a nominated area of priority at the University of Newcastle.


The University of Newcastle is seeking applicants in the following areas of priority:

  • Chemical Biology and Clinical Pharmacology

  • Complex Dynamic Systems and Control

  • Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications

  • Geotechnical Science and Engineering

  • Brain and Mental Health Research

  • Cancer Research, Innovation and Translation

  • Cardiovascular Health

  • Digestive Health and Neurogastroenterology

  • Generational Health and Ageing

  • GrowUpWell

  • Health Behaviour

  • Healthy Lungs

  • Physical Activity and Nutrition

  • Reproductive Science

  • Stroke and Brain Injury

  • Advanced Fluids and Interfaces

  • Advanced Particle Processing and Transport

  • Frontier Energy Technologies & Utilisation

  • Organic Electronics

Further information is http://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-and-innovation/centre#priority-research-centres

 Scholarship Entitlements

  • A monthly stipend for a maximum of 6 months
  • Accommodation allowance for a maximum of 6 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 entitlement amounts please click ‘Apply Now’ below.

Contact Information

Please note that applicants are required to include a letter of invitation from the University of Newcastle with their application. Your contact is the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation via pvc-research@newcastle.edu.au who will facilitate contact to discuss proposed projects, and obtain the required letter.

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


Phone: +1 646 308 7213 or email: eastasiapacific@iie.org
Fulbright Team

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


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