Fulbright Postdoctoral Award

Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in All Disciplines

Application Deadline
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Award Code
13611-AS
Activity Type
Research
Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Number of recipients

Approximately
2
Award Start Period
February 2024
Award Length
3 months
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10 months
Flex Option
No
Country
Australia
Multi-Country/Area Award
No
Disciplines
Projects are sought in all disciplines
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Activity

The Fulbright Postdoctoral Award supports research projects undertaken at any Australian institution. All applicants should demonstrate plans for some interaction with host institution faculty and students.

Locations
Applicant may propose an appropriate host
Locations Detail

Any appropriate institution, including universities, research centers, or other institutions of research and/or higher education.

Award Length and Period

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.

Special Features

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.

Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Applicants residing in the award country at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award.
Dual citizens of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Permanent residents of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Invitation Requirement
A letter of invitation is required.
Invitation Requirement Additional Information

All applicants are required to include a letter of invitation from their proposed institution with their application.

Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient.
Additional Qualification Information

Open to applicants who have completed their Ph.D. within the last five years; those with more recently completed degrees preferred. Applicants must attain their doctorate by the proposed start date of their grant.

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.

Award Allowances

AUD$3,500 (approximately USD$2,510) per month for a maximum period of ten months

Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee

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

Establishment allowance of AUD$2,000 (approximately USD$1,435)

Additional Dependent Benefits

Scholars accompanied by eligible dependents for at least 80% of program duration may receive a one-time dependent allowance of AUD$3,200 (approximately USD$2,295)

Special Award Benefits

Travel and accommodation for all 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.

Australia

What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

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.

Previous Fulbright Recipients

Current U.S. Scholars profiles can be viewed here, and U.S. Scholar alumni profiles can be viewed here.

Visit our Scholar Directory to view and search all Fulbright alumni. You can also learn more about Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors.