Sponsored by the Department of Industry Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
The Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship is open to an Indigenous Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Professional or Senior scholar to undertake a research, study or lecture program in the United States, and is available in any field of academic study. For Postgraduates it may be accredited towards an Australian higher degree; or to enrol in a U.S. higher degree or for a Postdoctoral, Professional or Senior scholar to undertake a program of research.
The scholarship was originally established in cooperation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) in 1993 and is now supported by the Department Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
As fitting with the Fulbright mission, the Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship was established to recognise Indigenous leader's commitment to achieving excellence, while seeking an international perspective and collaboration through their studies/research.
The Fulbright Scholarships Include:
- Living, travel & establishment allowances
- National Orientation Program and a Fulbright Presentation Dinner
- Enrichment Seminars in the United States with international Fulbright Scholars
- Distinguished professional network with U.S. and Australian Fulbright Alumni Associations
- A support agency in the U.S. that assists with visas, events, and networks
- Media and publicity support
- ASPE medical insurance of up to AUD 100,000 (for the Scholar only).
The Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship for 2013 was awarded to Dr Michelle Evans.
For general information and applications please refer to the Application Information.
Previous Fulbright Indigenous Scholars
|Year||Name||Home Institution at time of Scholarhsip||Program|
|2011||UTS||Study and research to gain further experience and skill in comedy writing for film and television.|
|2010||Ms Tammy Russell||Macquarie University||Economic development for Indigenous communities|
|2009||Mark McMillan||University of Technology, Sydney||Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) course in the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program.|
|2008||Christopher Lawrence||The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney||Research interventions designed to reduce the incidence of obesity and onset of type 2 diabetes amongst minority groups (Aust. PhD research)|
|2007||Julie Owen||The University of Western Australia||Undertaking research on the impact of lay educators in effective Indigenous health promotion programs at Arizona State University.|
|2006||Samia Goudie||Ginibi Indigenous Peoples College, Southern Cross University||Undertook a comparative research study, between the USA and Australia, focusing on facilitating recovery from inter-generational trauma from a First Nation Peoples and Indigenous Australian perspective.|
|2003||Yin Paridies||Menzies School of Health Research, University of Melbourne||As a PhD student in Social Epidemiology, Yin completed a one year interdisciplinary Master of Indigenous Public Health Program at the University of California, Berkeley.|
|2002||Garry Jones||Australian National University||A PhD student in Visual Arts, Garry spent 12 months at the University of New Mexico researching indigenous art and its place in the community|
|2001||Dennis Foley||University of Sydney||At the Centre for Pacific Studies and Centre for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii, Dennis researched Hawaiian entrepreneurship and small business start-up functions. This work related to his Australian PhD and allowed comparison with his studies and research of Australian Indigenous entrepreneurs.|
|2000||Jenny Pilot||James Cook University||Researched the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (1990). In global Indigenous terms, this is a major piece of legislation that contributes to Indigenous/First Peoples developing their own responses to repatriation of ownership and cultural property.|
|2000||Kylie Cripps||Monash University||At the University of Arizona, Kyllie conducted comparative research among Native American communities in Arizona. Her research sort to identify, examine and provide a comprehensive analysis of programs that are successfully addressing family violence in Indigenous communities.|
|1996||Darryl Cronin||North Australia Research Unit||Carried out research at UCLA on Native American Tribal Government: its legal basis, the effect of colonization and its current status.|
|1995||Sue Stanton||Northern Territory University||Studied comparative Indigenous histories and the impact of colonization at the University of Arizona.|
|1994||Peter McKenzie||College of Fine Arts at the University of NSW||Undertook a Fulbright to gain practical experience in photography and computer imaging at Clark University, Massachusetts.|