For American Citizens

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship - General Category: For current American university postgraduate students to undertake research towards their American PhD and/or undertake a year of research in cooperation with an Australian university or educational institution; or to support enrolment in an Australian postgraduate program. This scholarship supports an 8-10 month program. For further information contact your Fulbright Advisor at your U.S. university or go to IIE.

The distinguished Fulbright U.S. Alumni Scholarship is annually granted to the top ranked U.S. postgraduate applicant to Australia and is supported by the generous donations of U.S. Alumni.

The Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship was established in 2008, with the first scholarship awarded in 2009. The Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship provides the opportunity for American citizens to undertake 8-10 months postgraduate research with Australia’s leading and largest science research organisation, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation).

Fulbright Anne Wexler Masters Scholarships in Public Policy: The Fulbright Anne Wexler Australian-American Studies Scholarships in Public Policy will enable a U.S. postgraduate student with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a Masters degree in Australia in an area that supports Anne Wexler’s binational interests in the field of public policy. These may include key areas such as health, sustainability, energy, climate change, education, regional security political science, history or governmental relations.

Fulbright Professional Scholarships

Fulbright Professional Scholarships in Climate Change and Clean Energy were announced by the Prime Minister of Australia the Hon Julia Gillard and U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton in November 2010, they were established to increase collaboration on clean energy research and to address the social challenges of responding and adapting to the impact of climate change.

Fulbright Senior Scholarships

For academics (generally Associate Professor and/or Professor) to undertake research and/or teaching at an Australian institution. This scholarship supports a 3-6 month program. For further information and application forms go to CIES.

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs

Fulbright Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science, 2011-2015

The Australian Distinguished Chair in American Political Science was established in 2005, and is hosted in 2011-2015 by Flinders University. This scholarship is for a leading U.S. Professor to conduct collaborative research at Flinders University along with guest lectures at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This scholarship supports a 4-5 month position.

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology

The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology was launched in May 2011 at Parliament House. It will bring to Australia a distinguished U.S. researcher to share knowledge and build links with Australian researchers in key issues facing both countries. It is sponsored by the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation.

U.S. Senior Specialist

This program supports Australian universities to host U.S. senior specialists and/or academics as guest speakers, lecturers and/or collaborative researchers. The aim of this program is to develop curriculum, build research links and establish ongoing cooperations. The scholarship supports a 2-6 week visit and funds an international economy airfare and a US$200 per day honorarium. U.S. senior specialists and/or academics must register with CIES.

For wider Fulbright information for American citizens go to, or IIE for students, or CIES for scholars.