Fulbright Scholarships

The Fulbright Program in Australia, and around the world, has a rich history and proud legacy supporting educational excellence and cultural exchange. The Commission relies on many individuals to meet its goals, to forge new ground in the area of partnerships and scholarships, and to provide a rigorous, equitable and professional environment for all scholarship applicants and recipients. The central focus is to develop long-lasting, productive bilateral relations, partnerships and connections between Australia and the U.S.

Fulbright Scholarships

Applications open: 

4 February 2019

Applications close: 

15 July 2019

For Australian applicants there are four different programs across all career stages:

Supports Austrlian graduate students to undertake an American postgraduate program such as a Master's degree or allows students undertaking their Australian PhD to conduct research in the U.S. as a Visiting Research Student

Allows Australian researchers who have completed their PhD in the past three years (up to five years under extenuating circumstances) to undertake postdoctoral research in the United States

Allows 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 in the United States for 3-4 months in any discipline.

Discipline-specific awards are also available (applicants can be considered for multiple awards).

Fulbright Future Scholarships
Allows postgraduate students, PhD researchers, academics and professionals to undertake study or research at any U.S. institution.

Awardees will receive funding for full tuition/visiting researcher expenses at a U.S. institution of their choice, as well as travel and living costs.

Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy
Enables an Australian postgraduate student with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a two-year Master's degree in the U.S. in an area that supports Wexler's binational interests in the field of public policy.

American citizens should consult the Fulbright website for a list of inbound programs to Australia.

Fulbright has produced a series of webinars to assist applicants.

Apply via the Fulbright website for Australian Applicants | US Applicants

Enquiries on the postdoctoral programs can be forwarded to fellowshipgrants@research.uq.edu.au. 


Applications close: 

15 July 2019

Before you apply:

  • You are encouraged to read the definitive rules for this scholarship prior to application, in particular any specific eligibility conditions and check the FAQs if you have any questions.