Fulbright Scholar Award (funded by Curtin University)

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Open to academics at the level of associate professor or full professor, the Fulbright Scholar Award (funded by Curtin University) will enable exceptional U.S. scholars to undertake research of importance to the bilateral relationship between Australia and the United States in the areas of resources and energy.

The development of research areas is important to the bi-lateral 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 to key research areas at Curtin University.

Other activities may include consulting on curriculum, participating in graduate/faculty seminars and giving guest lectures. Scholars are encouraged to collaborate with the host institution and give workshops or short seminars. All applicants should demonstrate plans for some interaction with host institution faculty and students. Scholars should not teach intensive seminars or coursework. Paid work cannot be undertaken in Australia while on a Fulbright Scholarship in accordance with visa regulations.


Curtin University is seeking applicants in the areas of resources and energy.

Scholarship Eligibility

Specific to this award:
  • Must include a Letter of Invitation from Curtin 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 4 months (minimum 3 months)
  • An international travel entitlement
  • An allowance to assist with visits to other RUN 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.

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

About Curtin University

Curtin University is an internationally recognized leader in research related to geosciences and resource engineering located in Perth, Australia.  Ranked second in the world for Engineering – Mineral and Mining, their research in minerals and energy supports growth and innovation in the sector, thus bolstering Australia’s economic powerhouse.

Contact Information

Curtin University

To discuss potential projects and negotiate a Letter of Invitation, please contact: ROCRelationships@curtin.edu.au with a cc to the Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor- Research Excellence team (ADVC-ResearchExcellence@curtin.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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