Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in All Disciplines
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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.
Any appropriate institution, including universities, research centers, or other institutions of research and/or higher education.
Grants must start in January/February 2025 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.
Open to applicants whose Ph.D. conferral date is January 2021 or later; those with more recently conferred degrees preferred. Applicants must attain their doctorate by the proposed start date of their grant.
Following the review process, short-listed applicants will be invited to a virtual interview with a Fulbright Selection Committee in Australia.
AUD$3,850 (approximately USD$2,540) per month for a maximum period of ten 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$4,000 (approximately USD$2,600).
Scholars accompanied by eligible dependents for at least 80% of program duration may receive a one-time dependent allowance of up to AUD$5,000 (USD$3,300).
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 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 2026 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.