Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (The Australian National University)
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In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities.
Undertake collaborative research with faculty in the arts, humanities and social sciences at The Australian National University (ANU). The Distinguished Scholar also will engage with faculty, staff and students through guest lectures, seminars, and one-on-one interactions and will explore long-term collaborations and institutional linkages between her/his home institution and the ANU. Scholars are encouraged to collaborate with the host institution and give workshops or short seminars, but should not teach intensive seminars or coursework.
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
The Australian National University (ANU) is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Its location points to a unique history, with ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people. ANU is ranked first in Australia and 22nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016/17). ANU’s focus on the value of research underpins their approach to education, ensuring their graduates are in demand the world-over for their abilities to understand and apply vision and creativity to addressing complex contemporary challenges.
ANU is committed to supporting diversity, including the advancement of women’s careers. The university would particularly welcome applications from outstanding women and minority groups, at the level of, or on the trajectory to full professor.
Grants must start in January/February 2024 in line with the Australian academic year and to attend the Orientation Program and Gala Presentation Dinner in February.
The ANU is seeking applicants in the fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Fulbright East Asia Pacific Regional Travel Program
As conditions allow, Fulbright Scholars in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region may have the opportunity to apply for funds to support short-term (3-14 days) travel to other countries in the EAP region for activities such as lectures, workshops, graduate or faculty seminars, master classes or recitals, curricular advising, or panel presentations. EAP Regional Travel Program funding covers transportation only. Regional Travel Program activities/host sites should not be included in the initial Fulbright application. Scholars may start the process of seeking out invitations for short-term activities in other EAP countries once notified that they have been selected for a Fulbright grant but will only be able to apply for travel program funds, conditions permitting, once they have actively started their Fulbright grant in their host country. Scholars on Flex grants are not eligible for the regional travel grant.
Open to academics at the level of Associate or Full Professor by the grant start date with a distinguished career in the proposed field. If not at the level of Associate or Full Professor at the time of application, but will be by grant start, please include information about your career progression and timeline in the personal section of your project statement.
Following the peer review process, short-listed applicants will be invited for a video interview with a Fulbright Selection Committee in Australia.
Those who are permanent residents of Australia, dual citizens of the United States and Australia, or living in Australia at the time of application are not eligible for the Fulbright Program with Australia.
Travel and accommodation for all Scholars to the Fulbright Orientation Program and Gala Presentation Dinner, held annually.
Access to Fulbright Alumni in Australia prior to arrival to assist in preparation for the visit and while in Australia for social and professional networks.
Access to Australia’s National Health Care Cover Scheme (Medicare) is a benefit for U.S. Fulbrighters in Australia. Please note: Medicare enrolment can be subject to administrative delays. We therefore recommend that Medicare be considered only as supplemental coverage alongside your Fulbright-provided ASPE limited health benefits and your own comprehensive travel insurance and/or personal U.S. medical insurance.
Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.
Australia has a long and proud tradition of world-class research and development. Across all global ranking systems, criteria, and fields of study, Australia scores highly for its quality of education, student satisfaction and global reputation. In addition to working with some of the world's best and leading institutions, you'll have the opportunity to experience Australia's many natural wonders and picturesque landscapes.
All programs in Australia begin in late January/early February in line with the Australian academic year and Fulbright orientation activities.
Applicants may contact the Scholarships Team at the Fulbright Commission in Australia via email with any questions.
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