Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship (funded by the University of Newcastle)


The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship award enables two postdoctoral candidates to undertake research of importance to the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. The development of research within University of Newcastle’s four engagement priorities is important to the bilateral relationship between the United States and Australia. It is hoped that this award will provide scholars with an opportunity to contribute to this relationship, and the nominated area of priority that is relevant to the future of our regions and the world. This scholarship will support two annual a 3-10-month positions.


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

  • Architecture and Built Environment
  • Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental and Life Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities, Creative Industries and Social Work
  • Law
  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Medicine and Public Health
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Psychology

Further information can be found on the University of Newcastle website.

Areas of Interest

Whilst the University of Newcastle will consider any relevant research proposal, the following four engagement priorities build on the significant track record of success and the strengths of our University, and that reflect the issues and opportunities relevant to the future of our regions and our world:

  • Better, healthier living
  • Connected communities
  • Next generation resources
  • Growing industries

Scholarship Eligibility

Specific to this award:
  • Must include a Letter of Invitation from the University of Newcastle with the application
  • This scholarship is open to researchers who have completed their PhD in the past two to three years (up to five years under extenuating circumstances).
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 10 months (minimum 3 months)
  • An international travel entitlement
  • An allowance to assist with visits to other Australian institutions
  • 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.

Contact Information

The University of Newcastle

To discuss potential projects and negotiate a Letter of Invitation, please contact the UoN team via Research_Advantage@newcastle.edu.au.

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Jaclyn Assarian, Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

(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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