The Fulbright Alumni Scholarships support two additional Fulbright scholarships for an Australian postgraduate to study in the U.S. and an American postgraduate to study in Australia. The scholarships are a positive way for Fulbright alumni to contribute and provide the Fulbright experience for future talented young Australians and Americans. The Australian and U.S. alumni established the separate alumni awards through annual donations.
The Fulbright Alumni Scholarships are the most distinguished Fulbright scholarships granted by the Commission. The Alumni scholarship goes to the top ranked Australian and American Fulbright Postgraduate applicants.
To make a tax-deductible donation in Australia or the United States please use the following forms:
Fulbright Alumni Initiative Grant (FAIG)
Applications for the 2013 FAIG are now open.
The aim of this grant is to help build the individual Fulbright experience into long term institutional collaboration and linkages. The grant supports any activities which achieve both short and long terms objectives of ongoing institutional collaboration. It does not support individual research.
This grant provides AUD10,000 to support either an Australian or American Fulbright Alumnus and their original home or host institutions to develop innovative projects that will foster institutional linkages and sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships.
The grant is to be utilised between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013. The project visit is to be between three to twelve weeks.
The FAIG is available to our Australian and U.S. Fulbright Alumni who were awarded their Fulbright Scholarship between 1999 and 2009 (inclusive). To check your eligibility examine the ‘Scholarship Details’ section on your entry in our Alumni Online Directory (http://www.fulbright.com.au/fulbright-alumni/online-directory.html).
It is expected that some continued contact has been maintained with the home and/or host institution in some way to now establish this project.
Alumni complete an application form, with letters of support from their home and/or host institutions with an expectation the participating institution(s) is also contributing some funds and / or in- kind support, e.g. accommodation, meals, administrative support.
The application will indicate the:
- project description
- the long term collaborative or linkage outcomes, and
- the support (funding and in-kind) being provided by the institutions involved.
- If some collaboration is already in place this proposal should clearly articulate how this grant will value add to what has already taken place and build the platform for future collaboration.
It is envisaged that this grant would assist complete work (publications, collaborative agreement, exchange) and/or consolidate the framework for future collaborative research/cooperation thus leading to larger collaborative research grant proposals to other organisations.
Timeline for 2013 Grant selection
|1 February 2013||Applications open|
|13 April 2013||Applications close|
|Late May 2013||Selection outcome advised to applicants|
|1 July 2013||Start of 2013 Grant year|
|30 June 2014||Conclusion of 2013 Grant year|
The application and selection process is administered by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. The alumnus and their home and/or host institution is responsible for coordinating visas, travel insurance, travel and any other details. The grant is paid directly to the alumnus, following signing of an Agreement with the Commission. The alumnus is required to submit a report at the conclusion of the grant.
- Read about previous recipients of the Australian Fulbright Alumni Initiative Grant
- If you would like to be a member of the Australian Fulbright Alumni Assocition (AFAA) download and complete the membership form