U.S. Senior Scholar Scholarships

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers a range of Senior Scholar awards for research periods of 3-4 months. Each year the Commission offers up to five general scholarship awards (in any field), and three sponsored scholarships (in a range of disciplines).

Closing date: Applications open annually on 1 February and close on 1 August at 5pm EST.

Eligibility:

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an associate or full professor, or have appropriate professional experience. This may include scholars of established reputation working in an academic institution, or senior members of academically-based professions who are currently engaged in the private practice of their profession
  • Plan to undertake full-time research at an Australian institution for a period of 3-4 months
  • Meet the citizenship requirements for this award

Citizenship Requirements:

Applicants meet the citizenship requirements for Fulbright awards if they:

  • are a US citizen;
  • and are not a permanent resident or citizen of Australia;
  • and are not currently living in Australia.
  • meet all Australian government immigration requirements to obtain a obtain a Temporary Work International Relations (subclass 403) visa

Preference for Fulbright scholar awards is given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright scholar award, or had extensive recent experience in Australia (ie. have not studied, taught, researched or worked in Australia for a period aggregating more than nine months/one academic year during the past five years).

Entitlements:

Scholarship entitlements vary. Please see individual scholarships for entitlement details.

In addition to individual scholarship entitlements, all Fulbright awards include:

  • 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.
  • Dependents of scholars who will be enrolled in the Australian public school system in grades K-12 may have tuition fees waived.

Award Conditions:

  • Recipients must be in Australia to attend the Fulbright Orientation Program and Gala Presentation Dinner which runs February/ March of their scholarship year
  • Recipients will be required to undertake a full medical examination before applying for their visa
  • International travel will only be funded between the US and Australia and must be on either an American or Australian carrier
  • Recipients must provide Fulbright Australia with electronic copies of any articles, research papers resulting from the award. A final report must also be completed before recipients depart Australia.
  • Recipients should not hold any additional scholarships/grants during their Fulbright period, but may continue to receive their regular salary. Recipients of additional grants should contact the Commission.
  • Travel outside of Australia during the scholarship period must be approved by the Fulbright Commission and should not exceed 14 days – this includes for conferences.
  • Recipients must return to the U.S. following their scholarship period
  • Recipients cannot receive remuneration for any activities whilst undertaking their program and should not teach intensive seminars or coursework.
  • Recipients cannot receive remuneration for any activities whilst undertaking their program and should not teach intensive seminars or coursework.

Application Process:

  • Complete and submit an online application by the application deadline
  • Applicants must also submit all required support documents to CIES by the application deadline
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome of your application between January and March of the year following application

2018 Senior Scholarship Opportunities:

The Fulbright Commission offers the following Senior Scholarships. Please click below for more information:

Fulbright Senior Scholarships

The Fulbright Commission offers up to five Senior Scholarships available in any field/ discipline. These awards support a 3-4 month project at an Australian institution. They are open to senior academics and appropriately qualified professionals.

Fulbright Senior Scholarship in Resources and Energy (Sponsored by Curtin University)

Curtin University is an internationally recognised leader in research related to geosciences and resource engineering and is located in Perth. This award is open to senior academics and appropriately qualified professionals to undertake research in the fields of resources and energy.

Fulbright Senior Scholarship (Sponsored by the University of Canberra)

The University of Canberra (UC) has a strong commitment to integrated learning and specialises in professional education and applied research. This award is open to senior academics and appropriately qualified professionals, and enables exceptional U.S. Scholars to undertake research in priority areas of the University of Canberra, including environment, governance, health, sport, education and communication.

Fulbright Senior Scholarship (Sponsored by the University of Technology Sydney)

Open to senior academics and appropriately qualified professionals, this award will enable exceptional U.S. Scholars to undertake research in priority areas of the University of Technology Sydney including, data science, sustainability and health.