2016 Fulbright National Roadshow Wraps Up in Perth

Fulbright reception in Canberra

Published 20/6/2016 in

The Fulbright Commission has wrapped up a six-week tour of Australian universities, promoting binational exchange scholarship opportunities in each State and Territory.

The Fulbright National Roadshow tour was held at selected host institutions across Australia, and comprised full-day events including scholarship information seminars, a series of public lectures and engagement events with key faculty, staff and Fulbright Alumni. To improve accessibility for regional candidates, the scholarship information seminars were recorded and streamed online to enable potential applicants to connect remotely.

Fulbright Receptions were also held in each State and Territory to recognize the achievements of local Fulbright scholars, and acknowledge the support of sponsors. The Commission was honoured to host U.S. Ambassador Mr John Berry in Canberra; U.S. Consul General Mr Hugo Llorens in Sydney and U.S. Consul General Ms Frankie Reed in Adelaide.

The National Roadshow also saw a number of fully-booked public lectures delivered by Professors Carol Weissert and Douglas Cochran, Fulbright Distinguished Chairs in American Political Science and Advanced Science and Technology.

Professor Weissert discussed her exploration of Federalism and inter-governmental politics at Flinders University, and gave fascinating insight into the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Professor Cochran provided an in-depth look into his collaborative research on cutting-edge radar technologies with the Australian Government Defence Science and Technology Group.

Professor Weissert's public lecture "What the Heck is Going on in the U.S. Presidential Election" in Perth

Professor Weissert’s public lecture “What the Heck is Going on in the U.S. Presidential Election” in Perth

The Commission also spent time catching up with Alumni across Australia, reconnecting and hearing stories from various generations of Fulbrighters.

Generations of former Fulbrighters shared stories at the 2016 Fulbright WA Reception

Generations of former Fulbrighters shared stories at the 2016 Fulbright WA Reception

Applications for the 2017 round of Fulbright Scholarships will close on 1 August 2016. For any queries, please contact the Commission.

Further information can be found on the applications page.