Australian Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarships (General Category)

Who can apply?

Individuals seeking to undertake postdoctoral research in the U.S. for 3-10 months, who have completed their PhD in the past 5 years or in their final year of completion.

Entitlements include:

Scholarship entitlements vary per award. Please see individual scholarships for details. Awards generally include:

  • a living allowance
  • travel allowance for international flights to/from the United States
  • dependent allowance (if applicable)
  • ASPE medical coverage of up to A$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • attendance at the Orientation Program, Showcase & Gala Presentation Dinner
  • enrichment activities in the United States with other international Fulbright scholars
  • access to a professional network of distinguished Australian and American Fulbright alumni
  • ongoing assistance from the Commission with visas, enrichment opportunities and pastoral care
  • media and publicity support
  • to access specific funding amounts for 2019/20 please download the Australian Scholarships Budget 2019/20. Please note the budget is provided as a guide only and is subject to change.

How Do I Apply?

  • Prior to applying, applicants need to read the Eligibility & Conditions section of the Australian Applicants page.
  • Applications must be completed and submitted via the online portal (see instructions and access). Applications emailed or posted to the Commission cannot be considered.
  • To discuss your application aspirations with someone in your area, please consider reaching out to one of our Campus Advisers.
  • Please download the Australian Applicant checklist to include with your application.

All applications are considered for the general Fulbright Postdoctoral Awards, however eligible applicants may elect to be considered for additional sponsored scholarship opportunities.