Apply for an Alumni Grant

The Commission offers a number of grants to alumni each year to further the engagement that began through their Fulbright scholarship.

Fulbright Alumni Engagement Program (FAEP)

FAEP offers small grants throughout the year (A$250 on average) to support teams of alumni who would like to organise activities directed at engaging Fulbrighters with the Fulbright Program and with each other. For example:

  • Holding gatherings to welcome Fulbrighters who move to a new city;
  • Running seminars, symposia or fora that address regional or global problems;
  • Hosting events that increase the participation of Fulbrighters in regional or professional alumni networks;
  • Giving presentations to promote Fulbright scholarships;
  • Creating initiatives to find “lost alumni” and reconnect them with the Commission and other Fulbrighters.

Applications are received and assessed on an ongoing basis. Authorised grant amounts for successful applicants are refunded to alumni teams upon receipt of their activity report. For enquiries contact us at alumni@fulbright.com.au.

Fulbright Alumni Initiative Grant (FAIG)

FAIG supports the enhancement of ongoing institutional collaboration (not the completion of individual research projects, or the writing up of academic publications). Applicants must be former awardees of the Australian-American Fulbright Program, and not previously have received this grant. One grant for an Australian, and one for an American alumnus is offered to further research and enhance links with the university s/he visited during the scholarship period. The visit can be from 2 to 6 weeks. Awardees are paid A$4,000 before the visit and A$1,000 when they conclude it and submit their report. Applications are received each year between 1st February and 30 April, with the selection occurring in May and visits taking place between July of that year and June of the following year. Click to download the application form or the visit report form. If you have any questions contact us at alumni@fulbright.com.au.

Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF)

AIEF was created by the U.S. State Department in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. Around 50 grants worth up to USD$25,000 are offered to teams of at least three U.S. Government exchange alumni (including, but not limited to Fulbrighters) every year worldwide. The Commission promotes this opportunity, though it does not receive, process or select applications. For more details on this program click here.