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2019 Australian-American Fulbright Scholarships - Now Open

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2019 Australian-American Fulbright Scholarships

Updated 24/05/2019

Are you an Australian citizen interested in research or study opportunities in the United States? The Fulbright program is looking for up to 140 candidates in their 2019 round!

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission Scholarships are open to postgraduate students, PhD researchers, Postdoctoral Candidates, Professionals and Academics who propose to study, conduct research or professional development in the United States. 2019 marks the 70th anniversary in Australia.

This year, Fulbright are offering twice as many awards as last year, so now is the time to apply!

In 2019, Fulbright have a particular interest in projects that will have a tangible impact on the lives of Australians, whether that be through medical research, business, or the arts. A Fulbright is a wonderful opportunity to take your career to the next level, being one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the world- and yet, an incredibly accessible opportunity.

If you are interested in a scholarship for study, research or professional development at a U.S. institution, please visit the Fulbright website for more information.

Other resources:

Fulbright Presentation to FedUni staff and students - May 2019 (pdf, 1,472KB)
If you missed this session on would like more information, please contact research.funding@federation.edu.au

Fulbright Scholarships Information Sheet 2019 (pdf, 130KB)

Fulbright FedUni Campus Advisors

We strongly encourage potential applicants to review all information carefully including eligibility, selection criteria, timeline, FAQs, and most importantly the application form itself and its guidelines, and to start their applications as soon as possible. The application form and required information is extensive and will take some time for completing.


FEOI deadline Internal compliance (and budget) deadline Final submission deadline to Research Services External deadline
12 noon 17/06/19 12 noon 01/07/19 12 noon 08/07/19 15/07/19

Please submit your Funding Expression of Interest (FEOI) form, signed by your Dean or nominee research.funding@federation.edu.au by the FEOI deadline.

Note: Although these prestigious Scholarships are not eligible for HERDC reportable research income it is important that we (FedUni & Research Services) are aware of any potential applications, and that they have institutional checks and approvals.  Internal Compliance and budget review will be compulsory for Fulbright applications due to their complexity.

Why not HERDC reportable research income:  funds for this scheme will be provided directly to the successful applicant and managed via Fulbright

Further information for Australian applicants about the Scholarships can be found on the Australian-American Fulbright Commission web page.

Please contact us at research.funding@federation.edu.au in the first instance, if you have any questions in relation to this.

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If you have any queries regarding these grants, please contact the Research Funding Team at research.funding@federation.edu.au.

*Please also check with your School ADR or Centre Director for any additional requirements.*

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For assistance with the project budget costing pro forma, please contact research.funding@federation.edu.au