Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in Cultural Competence

Sponsored by The National Centre for Cultural Competence (NCCC) at The University of Sydney

The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in Cultural Competence allows an Australian Postdoctoral scholar to undertake a substantial piece of research in the United States, and/or deliver a program of lectures in a teaching capacity for a credit-earning graduate or undergraduate course at a U.S. University or an equivalent institution, in the field of Cultural Competence.

Please note: Tours of inspection or observation, methods or surveys are NOT acceptable for the purposes of this scholarship.

Definition of Cultural Competence

Cultural competence is an exciting paradigm that lays down the foundations for a socially just global consciousness and culturally diverse, respectful worldview, grown through the development and processing of core values, knowledges, behaviours and actions.

The success of cultural competence occurs when there is a commitment made by the system to roll out a framework that enables the take up of cultural competence at all levels. Essential to this realisation is the acknowledgement of the following:

  • Cultural competence is inclusive of building skill bases of knowledges, behaviours, values and attitudes
  • Cultural competence is a way of knowing, being and doing that is communicated through a number of capabilities beyond knowledge behaviour
  • Cultural competence has many layers within a system. The critical lever is in the hands of senior leaders of a given organisation who can develop inclusive policies and procedures and instigate implementation and monitoring.

What are the benefits?

Benefits are per the Postdoctoral General Award, in addition to the following:

  • On successful completion of the Fulbright program in the United States, an adjunct appointment for a period of two months at the NCCC in Sydney will allow the Scholar to write up their work and to translate and communicate key scholarly out-comes for the NCCC. The aim of this is to build the capacity of the NCCC across Australia and with the Scholar’s host institution. A stipend will be provided for the duration of this appointment.

What are the conditions?

Conditions are per the Postdoctoral General Award and General Terms and Conditions.

For further information on this scholarship please contact the National Centre for Cultural Competence.

To apply for this scholarship opportunity, please see the applicable checklist and PDF instructions for details – note, you will automatically be considered in the general Postdoctoral pool as well.