Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in All Disciplines (Deakin 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.
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.
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.
Grants must start in January/February 2026 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.
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.
If you have general questions, please contact Matthew Clarke, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research and Innovation, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Deakin Research Office via email@example.com.
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 for a virtual interview with a Fulbright Selection Committee in Australia.
AUD$3,850 (approximately USD$2,540) per month for a maximum period 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$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 AUD$3,200 (approximately USD$2,100) for one dependent or AUD$5,000 (approximately USD$3,300) 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.
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.
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 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.
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