Fulbright Postdoctoral Award

Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in All Disciplines (Deakin University)

Application Deadline
Thursday, September, 15, 2022
Award Code
13072-AS
Activity Type
Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics

Number of recipients

Exactly
1
Award Start Period
February 2024
Award Length
3 months
-
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

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.

Award Activity

This Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding applicants with projects that align directly with Deakin University's aim to make a difference to the community and/or industry.  Projects must be of high academic quality, align with Deakin’s research strengths, and focus on building critical bilateral relationship with the U.S. 

Locations
Award is hosted by the institution listed below
Locations Detail

Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria

Deakin University, named after Australia’s second prime minister, is a young contemporary university with a reputation for being innovative, nimble and friendly. Deakin aspires every day to combine excellent research and outstanding teaching with a strong focus on the communities they serve.

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

Applicants should check the University website http://www.deakin.edu.au/research and identify which Faculty, Research Institute or Strategic Research Centre aligns with their area of research.  They should then contact researchers with whom they would like to work. Institutes, Centres or Faculties will consider the alignment of the proposal and the candidate and will provide applicants with a Letter of Invitation if the application is supported. 

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 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.

Award Allowances

AUD$3,500 (approximately USD$2,510) per month for a maximum period of 10 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

Additional Dependent Benefits

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) for one dependent or AUD$5,000 (approximately USD$3,587) for two or more dependents.

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.

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.