Fulbright Future Postdoctoral Scholarship (funded by the Kinghorn Foundation)
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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.
The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is pleased to offer the Fulbright Future Scholarships. Thanks to generous support from The Kinghorn Foundation, the Fulbright Future Scholarships support projects that seek to advance cutting-edge applied science, kick start innovative business collaborations that foster the creation of new jobs, or further the development of impact-driven emergent technologies. This unique opportunity provides significant funding for projects that seek to have a positive impact on the health, prosperity, and livelihoods of Americans and Australians through programs of collaborative research and development.
Applicants must adhere to additional Project Statement requirements outlined in the “Additional Comments” section.
Any appropriate institution, including universities, research centers, think-tanks, government bodies, relevant professional and non-profit institutions, or other institutions of research and/or higher education.
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.
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.
All applicants are required to include a letter of invitation from their proposed institution with their application.
Postdoctoral candidates can apply in the last year of their PhD, or within 5 years after its completion.
Following the peer review process, short-listed applicants will be invited to 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.
Project Statement: To qualify for the Fulbright Future Scholarships program, applicants must include within their project statement an impact statement identified with its own header.
The impact statement must outline the potential impact of their proposed program on the health, prosperity and livelihoods of Americans and Australians, and must have its own header of Potential Impact. ‘Impact’ may be defined as:
- Significant advancement of new technologies, techniques, or other novel research with potential for practical outcomes;
- Tangible effect, benefit, or outcome for Australian and American society;
- Creation of enduring bilateral commercial or research partnerships with potential for significant growth;
- Novel approaches to medical treatment or rehabilitation;
- Potential for job-creation
AUD$3500 (approximately USD$2,510) per month for a maximum of 10 months
Round-trip, economy class airfare directly to and from the scholar's home city and the city of the host institution capped at AUD$4000
An establishment allowance of AUD$2,000 (approximately USD$1,435)
Any visiting researcher fees at the host institution will be covered
Scholars accompanied by eligible dependents for at least 80% of program duration may receive one, one-time dependent allowance of AUD$3,200 (approximately USD$2,295)
Dependents must accompany the grantee for at least 80% of the period abroad and a minimum of one semester in order to qualify for additional dependent benefits. Dependent benefits are not provided to Flex grantees.
Travel and accommodation for Scholars to the 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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