A worldwide Fulbright Alumni Initiative Grant program began in 2002 with up to 25 grants offered each year. The first Australian FAIG was initiated in 2007. In 2008 two additional grants were awarded in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Australian-American Fulbright program.
|Recipient's name||Home Institute||Host Institute||Project Overview|
|2012||Associate Professor John Foster||University of New South Wales (UNSW)||University of Pittsburg||This grant involved work on the development of new surgical procedures for brain surgery using combined technologies. The visit helped expand established institutional collaboration into new fields and resulted in new trials, publications and continued student exchange.|
|2011||Associate Professor Timothy Nohe||University of Maryland Baltimore County||La Trobe University||
Professor Nohe's grant project supported the development of an artists’ research and exchange network linking La Trobe University and University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Institutional collaboration was established between La Trobe University campuses both in Melbourne and rural Victoria, and UMBC in Baltimore. The network is dedicated to fostering artists exchanges and exhibitions, with a focus on sustainability practices.
|2010||Professor Robert Allen (1996 U.S. Senior Scholar)||University of North Carolina||University of Sydney||This project centered on the development of institutional linkages between the American Studies Program at the University of Sydney and the American Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, through a distance-learning teaching collaboration, development of a digital teaching/curriculum/research platform and discussions on digital humanities research collaboration.|
|2009||Professor David Sedlak (2003 U.S. Senior Scholar)||University of California - Berkeley||University of Queensland and UNSW||
The purpose of the grant was to establish collaborations as part of efforts to build an international network of researchers working on urban water infrastructure. Professor Sedlak engaged faculty members and researchers at the University of Queensland, the University of New South Wales and CSIRO in discussions about mutual research interests.
|2008||Professor Grant Garven||Tufts University||University of Tasmania||This project worked towards expanding frontiers in economic geology and testing new ideas of how gold deposits are formed in the Earth’s crust.|
|Professor Sharon McKinley||University of Technology Sydney||University of California - San Francisco||This project involved collaboration on the design of a clinical trial aimed at developing intensive educational and behavioral intervention to promote early presentation for treatment of heart attacks.|
|Dr Lincoln Turner||Monash University||National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Maryland||On an institutional level this project aimed to establish formal linkages between Monash on the one hand and NIST and the University of Maryland where none had been in place beforehand. The project was part of a multi-year program between the three institutions investigating atomic, molecular and optical physics.|
|2007||Dr Scott Carroll||University of California - Davis||University of Queensland||Scientifically, this project focused on drawing together parallel lines of research being pursued by individuals at these institutions in different biogeographic regions. It also helped establish formal institutional linkages between these two leading marine science institutes.|
|Dr Elizabeth Madin||University of California - Santa Barbara||Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)||This project worked towards fostering a new applied sub-discipline, 'Evolutionary Conservation Biology'. The collaboration through this project also focused on the creation of an international Centre for Applied Evolution.|