Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship Opportunities
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American Postdoctoral scholarships are available for researchers who have completed their PhD in the past two to three years and are seeking an opportunity to undertake postdoctoral research at an Australian institution.
Who Can Apply?
- Candidates that have completed their PhD in the past two to three years
- Applicants that meet the citizenship requirements for this award
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is the largest U.S. exchange program in the world, offering opportunities for students and young professional to undertake international graduate study and advanced research, worldwide. Fulbright alumni populate a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers.
A Fulbright scholarship provides recipients with an un-paralleled opportunity to add a global context to their career, with tailored international experiences of up to two years.
If you have demonstrated academic excellence, are passionate about strengthening the United States ties to Australia and have a bold vision for your future, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program could be right for you.
Scholarship entitlements vary per award. Please see individual scholarships for entitlement details. Awards generally include:
- A living allowance
- Funding for international flights to/from Australia
- Health coverage under Medicare
- Health and Accident Insurance (ASPE) to maximum of US$100,000 (Scholar only)
- Access to Fulbright Alumni in the U.S and Australia for social and professional networking
- Support through the Fulbright Commission to assist with administration, visas and general enquiries.
U.S. Postdoctoral Scholarship Opportunities
Funded by The Kinghorn Foundation
|The Fulbright Future Scholarships (funded by The Kinghorn Foundation) are for U.S. postdoctoral students or academics seeking 4–10 month collaborative research projects in Australia. Applicants must propose study/research programs that have the potential for tangible impact on the health, wellbeing, and prosperity of Australians and Americans.|
Funded by Deakin University
|The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship (funded by Deakin University) will enable an exceptional U.S. scholar to undertake postdoctoral research at Deakin University in a priority area of research. This award supports a 4–10 month position.|
Funded by the University of Newcastle
|The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship (funded by the University of Newcastle) will enable an exceptional U.S. scholar to undertake postdoctoral research at the University of Newcastle in a priority area of research. This award supports a 4–10 month position and two awards are available each year.|
Please see the Applicants Page for eligibility requirements, award conditions, FAQs, interview processes and timelines.
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