Fulbright Scholar Award (University of Wollongong)
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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.
Commencing in 2025, the Fulbright Scholar Award will enable outstanding academics from the United States to undertake research with University of Wollongong academic teams on areas of mutual benefit to Australia and the United States. The award recipient will spend up to four months working in Wollongong, one of Australia's most picturesque university locations, conveniently located 60 minutes from Sydney.
University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales
University of Wollongong is young, dynamic and innovative, and is a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities. A leading global university, our vision is to inspire a better future through education, research and partnership. The quality of our teaching and research features prominently in national and international rankings, and we’re proud to be among the top one per cent of universities in the world. We’re globally recognised for delivering impactful research that drives positive change. UOW ranks 6th among the world’s universities for social and economic impact in the THE Impact rankings, which are benchmarked against the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals. Through our researchers, students, graduates and staff, we’re working towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all. Now, more than ever, it’s our responsibility to continue to use our knowledge and influence for the betterment of society.
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.
Please note that applicants are required to include a Letter of Invitation from the University of Wollongong with their application. Contact Ashley Tanks, Manager, Student Mobility, at email@example.com to discuss projects and obtain the required letter.
Open to academics at the level of associate or full professor by the grant start date with a distinguished career in the proposed field. If you are not at the level of associate or full professor at the time of application, but will be by grant start, please include information about your career progression and timeline in the personal section of your project statement.
Following the review process, short-listed applicants will be invited to a virtual interview with a Fulbright Selection Committee in Australia.
AUD$5,000 (approximately USD$3,300) per month for a maximum period of four 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 (USD$2,600).
Domestic travel and accommodation allowance within Australia of up to 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 Fulbright 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.
Visit our Scholar Directory to view and search all Fulbright alumni. You can also learn more about Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors.