Scholarship Sponsors

Fulbright Partnerships with Universities

Flinders University sponsored the Fulbright-Flinders Distinguished Chair in American Political Science. This scholarship aims to further mutual understanding between the peoples of Australia and the United States of America through educational and cultural exchange.

Awardees:
2015 – Carol Weissert | 2014 – Thad Kousser | 2013 – Victoria Farrar-Myers | 2012 – Burdett Loomis | 2012 – Malcolm Feeley | 2011 – Howard Schweber | 2010 – Ric Uslaner

Kansas State University sponsors the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences to support the development of key agricultural research. Kansas State University also sponsors a Fulbright Senior Scholarship in any field or discipline. The aim of the scholarship is to promote ongoing collaborations and shared knowledge between Australian researchers and K-State University.

Distinguished Chair Awardees:
2016 – Ruth Wallace | 2015 – Anthony Maeder | 2014 – John Pluske

Senior Scholarship Awardees:
2016 – Ralf Dietzgen | 2015 – Scott Chapman | 2014 – Zed Rengel

Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia are joint sponsors of a new Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy. This scholarship aims to attract outstanding American citizens to work at the sponsoring institutions, and to build capacity in skills, knowledge and capabilities in the topic object of the scholarship leading to a stronger bilateral relationship between Australia and the U.S.

Awardees:
2016 – David Stoesz

The Australian National University is the sponsor of a new Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The aim of this scholarship is to promote collaborative research between faculty in Australia and the United States in the arts, humanities and social sciences at the Australian National University (ANU).

Awardees:
2016 – Valerie Hudson

The National Centre for Cultural Competence , at the University of Sydney sponsors both the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Cultural Competence for a distinguished US senior scholar, and the Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in Cultural Competence for an Australian postdoctoral scholar. The NCCC was specifically established within the University of Sydney to foster scholarship and research in cultural competence, an area of increasing academic interest.

Distinguished Chair Awardees (US):
2016 – Yolanda Moses

Postdoctoral Scholarship Awardees (AUS):
2016 – Kathryn Gilbey | 2015 – Stephane Shepherd

Fulbright Partnerships with Government Entities

The Australian Government’s Defence, Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) , sponsors the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology. The aim of the scholarship is to attract outstanding US researchers to work in Australia in priority areas leading to ongoing collaborative partnerships between Australia and the USA to develop skills and capabilities in emerging fields of science and technology.

Awardees:
2016 – Angus Rupert | 2015 – Douglas Cochran | 2014 – Rick Ziolkowski | 2013 – Murray Loew

Both the Australian Government and the U.S. Government sponsored the Fulbright Climate Change and Clean Energy Scholarship until 2015. This scholarship was established in 2010 to increase bi-national collaboration addressing issues around climate change.

Australian Awardees:
2015 – Robert Fowler | 2014 – Neil Saintilan | 2014 – Carly Rosewarne | 2013 – Craig Roussac | 2013 – Allan Young

U.S. Awardees:
2015 – Michael Jensen | 2014 – Lane Burt | 2013 – Tracy Logan

The CSIRO sponsors the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Science, Technology & Innovation. This is a new scholarship enabling eminent U.S. scholars to undertake research with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Successful U.S. researchers will collaborate on projects with Australia’s most ambitious scientific research program, the National Research Flagships. The CSIRO has also sponsored a Fulbright Scholarship for U.S. Postgraduates in recent years.

Postgraduate Awardees:
2015 – Abby Kelly | 2014 – Kerry Hamilton | 2013 – Yuriy Veytskin | 2012 – Israel Del Toro | 2011 – Marvin Alfaro

Distinguished Chair Awardees:
2016 – Benny Freeman

The Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training sponsors the Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Vocational Education and Training. This scholarship is for professionals within the vocational education and training sector, or training leaders in business and industry. It provides for the development of specific skills and knowledge through a national training system.

Awardees:
2016 – Nicholas Wyman | 2015 – Sean O’Toole | 2014 – Raymond Cadmore | 2013 – Michelle Circelli | 2012 – Caroline Smith | 2011 – Damien Pearce | 2010 – Mark Harris | 2009 – Martin Riordan | 2008 – Christopher Ainsworth | 2007 – Mark O’Rourke

Additionally, the Department of Education and Training sponsors the Fulbright-Anne Wexler Scholarship. This scholarship, established in 2009, recognises the many contributions made by the successful Washington U.S. lobbyist Mrs Anne Wexler in her role fostering Australian-American relations. The scholarship supports Mrs Wexler’s bi-national interests in the field of public policy including areas such as health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, economics, political science, history or governmental relations.

Australian Awardees:
2016 – Vafa Ghazavi | 2015 – Kathryn Zealand | 2014 – Luke Bo’sher | 2013 – Melanie Poole | 2012 – Eleanor Wood | 2011 – Caroline Adler | 2011 – Katherine Thurber

U.S. Awardees:
2016 – Sophie Hollingsworth | 2015 – Vincent Redhouse | 2014 – Molly Jones

The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) sponsors the Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Australia-United States Alliance Studies. This scholarship was established in 2001 to recognise the 50th anniversary of the ANZUS Treaty.

Awardees:
2016 – Chris Dixon | 2015 – Adam Lockyer | 2014 – Peter Dean | 2013 – Clare O’Neill | 2012 – Andrew Blyth | 2011- Timothy McEvoy | 2011- Fergus Hanson | 2010 – James Curran | 2009 – Raymond Choo | 2008 – Cameron O’Reilly | 2007 – James Renwick | 2006 – Claire Young | 2005 – Brendon O’Connor

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) sponsors the Fulbright Scholarship in Nuclear Science and Technology. The aim of the scholarship is to support Australian Scholars to research or study in the U.S. to advance the application of nuclear science and technology in areas as diverse as materials, health, climate change, mining and engineering.

Awardees:
2016 – Ursula Salmon | 2015 – Not awarded | 2014 – Mark Boland | 2013 – David Waddington | 2012 – Richard Collins | 2011 – Daniel Duke

The Australian Government’s Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet sponsors the Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship. This scholarship was established to recognise indigenous leaders’ commitment to achieving excellence, while seeking an international perspective and collaboration through study and research.

Awardees:
2016 – Simon Graham | 2015 – Michelle Deshong | 2015 – Dean Jarrett | 2014 – Sadie Heckenberg | 2013 – Michelle Evans | 2011- Angelina Hurley | 2010- Tammy Russell | 2009 – Mark McMillan | 2008 – Christopher Lawrence | 2007 – Julie Owen 2007 | 2006 – Samia Goudie | 2003 – Yin Paradies | 2002 – Garry Jones | 2001 – Dennis Folley | 2000 – Kylie Cripps | 2000 – Jenny Pilot | 1996 – Darryl Cronin | 1995 – Sue Stanton | 1994 – Peter Yanada McKenzie


Fulbright Partnerships with States and Territories and Private Entities

The Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership is sponsored by the Origin Foundation and the Australian Scholarships Foundation, and provides an opportunity for an emerging leader in the NFP sector to undertake a program of research and/or professional development in the U.S. with an approved U.S. charitable organisation.

Awardees:
2016 – Hichem Demortier | 2015 – Annette Stewart | 2014 – Karen Hart | 2013 – Tessa Boyd Caine | 2013 – Andrew Tyndale


Fulbright State and Territory Scholarships have been established for New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, and Western Australia. These scholarships are supported by state or territory governments, companies, universities, private donors and other stakeholders. Their aim is to encourage and profile research relevant to the state, and assist the building of international research links between each state and U.S. research institutions.