Fulbright Scholar Award Opportunities

Applications open 6 January 2021, 9:00am AEDT

Applications close 6 July 2021, 11:59pm AEST


Eligibility:

Academics (at Associate Professor or Full Professor level) and mid-career professionals (with an undergraduate qualification and minimum 10 years’ work experience) to undertake research and/or training at one institute/university in the United States for a minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 months in any discipline. Please note that applicants can be considered for multiple awards by noting this in the Australian Applicant checklist and attaching it to your application.

Please see the APPLICANT INFORMATION page for general information regarding Fulbright qualities, eligibility requirements, award conditions, interview processes and our  FAQ PAGE for answers to commonly asked questions.

Award Benefits:

Benefits vary per award; please see individual awards listed below for details. Awards generally include:

  • Monthly stipend
  • Round-trip, economy class airfare directly to and from the scholar’s home city and the city of the host institution
  • Dependent allowance- if applicable
  • Health & Accident Insurance (ASPE) – valued at up to USD$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • Access to established professional networks – alumni and other international collaborative groups
  • Orientation and enrichment opportunities – in Australia and the U.S.
  • Extensive support – from the Commission as well as U.S. organisations
  • Media and publicity support

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

Scholar Awards
Fulbright Scholar Awards (General)
For academics (at associate professor or full professorial level) and mid-career professionals (with an undergraduate qualification and minimum 10 years work experience) to undertake research and/or training at one institute/university in the United States in any discipline. These awards support 3 – 4 month positions.
Fulbright Future Scholarships
Funded by The Kinghorn Foundation
For academics (at Associate Professor or Full Professor level) and mid-career professionals to undertake research and/or training at one institute/university in the fields of business or science. These awards support 3 – 4 month positions.
Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership
Funded by Perpetual Ltd. and supported by the Australian Scholarships Foundation
For professionals in the non-profit sector to undertake a program of research and/or professional development at one institute/university in the U.S. with an approved U.S. charitable organisation. Applicants must be from an Australian not-for-profit organisation. These awards support 3 – 4 month positions.
Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Australian-United States Alliance Studies
Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
For early/mid-career academics or professionals from public/private fields associated with the alliance to conduct research into contemporary aspects of the Australian – U.S. alliance (defense/security) and broader bilateral relationship (trade/economics/politics) of interest to both alliance partners. These awards support 3 – 4 month positions.
Fulbright Professional Coral Sea Scholarship (Business/ Industry)
For early/mid-career academics or professionals seeking to undertake a short course of study or research regarding an identified problem or opportunity relevant to Australian industry or business. This scholarship was originally established in 1992 by the Coral Sea Commemorative Council to recognise the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. These awards support 3 – 4 month positions.
Fulbright Professional Scholarship In Vocational Education and Training
Funded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment
For professionals in the vocational education and training sector or training leaders in business and industry; including teachers, managers, and administrators, of private and public registered training organisations; people who are leading vocational education and training strategies within their business; staff within universities that teach in the training/skills sector. These awards support 3 – 4 month positions.
Fulbright Scholar Award
Funded by Kansas State University
For academics at Associate Professor or Full Professor level planning to undertake a collaborative project at Kansas State University. These awards support 5 – 6 month positions.
Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship
Funded by the National Indigenous Australian Agency
For an Indigenous applicant to undertake a research or study program in the United States in any discipline and scholarship category (Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Scholar). These awards support 3 – 4 month positions.
Fulbright State/ Territory Awards
The ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmania sponsor scholarships annually for applicants whose projects foster research and/or industry relevant to their home state/territory; and assist in building international research links between the state and U.S. researchers and institutions.
Fulbright Scholar Award
Funded by the University of Wyoming
Open to academics at the level of Associate Professor or Full Professor, the Fulbright Scholar Award will afford Australian scholars the opportunity to undertake research and teach to two classes per semester that are strategically aligned to University of Wyoming research priority areas. This award supports a 5 – 6 month position.
Fulbright Scholar Award 
Funded by Florida Polytechnic University
For academics at the level of Associate Professor or Full Professor, this Fulbright Scholar Award will afford Australian scholars the opportunity to undertake research and teach classes that are strategically aligned to Florida Polytech’s research priority areas.

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