Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship (funded by Deakin University)


Applications open 1 February 2021

The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship (funded by Deakin University) enables postdoctoral candidates from the U.S to undertake research that is strategically aligned with Deakin’s research strengths at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.

Deakin, named after Australia’s second Prime Minister, is a young contemporary university with a reputation for being innovative, nimble and friendly. Deakin aspires to combine excellent research and outstanding teaching with a strong focus on the communities we serve. Our strategic plan LIVE the Future 2020 presents a bold vision.  We offer our students a personalised learning experience with premium digital engagement ensuring that graduates are prepared to meet the challenges of a complex and sometimes uncertain future where accelerated change and risks must be managed with insight and agility.

The University’s collaborative and supportive research culture and its global ranking affirm Deakin’s growing international research reputation. Deakin is ranked in the top 2 per cent of the world’s universities in each of the major rankings and it currently ranks at 214 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

This Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding applicants with projects that align directly with Deakin’s aim to make a difference to the community and/or industry.  Projects must be of high academic quality, align with Deakin’s research strengths and focus on building critical bilateral relationship with the U.S.

This scholarship will support a 3-10 month position.


Deakin University invites applicants from any field or discipline however the research must be aligned with an area of research strength or focus at Deakin University.


This scholarship is open to researchers who have completed their PhD in the past five years.

 Scholarship Entitlements

  • A monthly stipend for a maximum of 10 months
  • An establishment allowance
  • An international travel entitlement
  • Health coverage under Medicare (Scholar only)
  • Health and Accident Insurance (ASPE) to maximum of US$100,000 (Scholar only)
  • Access to Fulbright Alumni in the US and Australia for social and professional networking
  • Support through the Fulbright Commission to assist with administration, visas and general enquiries.

Contact Information

Please note that applicants are required to include a letter of invitation from Deakin University with their application.

Applicants should check the University website http://www.deakin.edu.au/research and identify which Faculty, Research Institute or Strategic Research Centre aligns with their area of research.  They should then contact researchers with whom they would like to work.  Institutes, Centres or Faculties will consider the alignment of the proposal and the candidate and will provide applicants with a Letter of Invitation if the application is supported.

If you have general questions, please contact the Deakin Research Office via research_prizes_awards@deakin.edu.au if you have general questions.

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

IIE Team

Alexa Rowland, Outreach and Recruitment via phone: +1 646 308 7213 or email: 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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