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Fulbright Scholarships

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission promotes and supports educational and cultural exchange between Australia and America. Fulbright Scholarships are available to Australian citizens from all fields to undertake research or study in the United States for 3-12 months with approx 25 scholarships on offer each year.

Application opening date: May 2015
Application closing date: August 2015
Method of Application: Online at the Fulbright website

Scholarship benefits

  • Travel and living allowance for up to 12 months (valued at up to $40,000) depending on Scholarship
  • Access to professional networks - Alumni & U.S./ International connections & collaborations
  • Orientation and Enrichment opportunities
  • Academic Training
  • Access to travel grants including Fulbright Gregory Schwartz Grant

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility criteria:

Requirements will need to be met by all successful applicants including matters related to the following:

  • Interview
  • Medical
  • Visa


  • Australian citizen

Scholarship information:

Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship
The Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship is open to an Indigenous Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Professional or Senior scholar to undertake a research, study or lecture program in the United States, and is available in any field of academic study. For Postgraduates it may be accredited towards an Australian higher degree; or to enrol in a U.S. higher degree or for a Postdoctoral, Professional or Senior scholar to undertake a program of research.

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships
For promising postgraduate students to complete their Australian PhD; to undertake study in any field; or to support enrolment in a U.S. postgraduate program. This scholarship supports an 8-12 month program.

Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarships
For successful researchers who have completed their PhD in the past five years to undertake postdoctoral research in the U.S. This scholarship supports a 3-12 month program.

Fulbright Senior Scholarships
For academics (generally at Associate Professor or Professor level) to undertake research or teaching at a U.S. institution. This scholarship supports a 3-6 month program.

Fulbright Professional Scholarships
For aspiring mid-career professionals in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to undertake training or research programs in the U.S. The scholarship is also open to people based in academic institutions whose primary research focus is professional or industry based, i.e. CRC or research institutes. This scholarship supports a 3-4 month program.

Fulbright Scholar in Residence
This program provides the opportunity for an Australian academic to teach at a U.S. community or liberal arts college to help expand their international perspective and understanding. Applications and further information is available at CIES.


Applicants are selected on the following criteria

  • Academic/professional excellence
  • Relevance of proposed program
  • Potential outcomes

Applicant information:

Visit the Australian-American Fulbright Commission website.

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