Fulbright Scholar Award (funded by the University of Canberra)

The development of research areas is important to the bi-lateral relationship between the United States and Australia. The Fulbright Scholar Award (funded by the University of Canberra) will enable exceptional U.S. scholars to undertake research in priority areas for the University of Canberra.

Other activities may include consulting on curriculum, participating in graduate/faculty seminars and giving guest lectures. All applicants should demonstrate plans for some interaction with host institution faculty and students.


The University of Canberra invites applications for research programs in the following fields:

  • Environment
  • Governance
  • Health
  • Sport
  • Education
  • Communication

Scholarship Eligibility

Specific to this award:
  • Must include a Letter of Invitation from the University of Canberra 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 the University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has a strong commitment to integrated learning and serving its communities through professional education and applied research. Its purpose is to provide education which offers high quality transformative experiences to everyone suitably qualified; to engage in research which makes an early and important difference to the world around us; and to contribute to the building of just, prosperous, healthy and sustainable communities.

Contact Information

Please contact DVCR&I@canberra.edu.au at the University of Canberra to discuss projects and obtain the required letter.

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

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Outreach and Recruitment

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. fulbright@fulbright.org.au

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