Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship (funded by Deakin University)

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. 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.

Scholarship Eligibility

Specific to this award:
  • Must include a Letter of Invitation from Deakin University with the application
  • This scholarship is open to researchers who have completed their PhD in the past five years
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 10 months (minimum 3 months)
  • An establishment allowance
  • An international travel entitlement
  • 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 entitlement amounts please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

About Deakin University

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.

Contact Information

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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