Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Australia


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6 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

10 months 

Students undertaking postgraduate study should commence their grants in January or February 2016. Those carrying out research must commence their grants at the start of the university year in January or February 2016 with the specific start date agreed upon by both grantee and host institution.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor’s

Master’s

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

All applicants must affiliate with Australian universities.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure affiliation with an Australian university. Applicants should identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. 


Tuition:

Currently, Australian universities have committed, where possible, to waive tuition fees for any U.S. Fulbright postgraduate grantee enrolling in a higher degree program. Please note that the waiving of tuition fees is at the discretion of the Australian institution and applicants are responsible for negotiating fee waivers directly with the corresponding institutions. Tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change, and vary with each institution. In the event a waiver is not granted, candidates should be aware that the Fulbright grant does not cover the cost of tuition fees and is for travel and stipend only.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Australia (or those who will be living there during the 2014-2015 academic year) will not be considered. Candidates with dual Australian citizenship are not eligible to apply.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


Special Application Information:

Some candidates who are recommended for final review by the Fulbright Commission in Australia will be contacted for 30-minute interviews via skype or phone.


1 Fulbright-CSIRO Scholarship

Grant Period:

10 months.

Students undertaking postgraduate study should commence their grants in January or February 2016. Those carrying out research must commence their grants at the start of the university year in January or February 2016 with the specific start date agreed upon by both grantee and host institution.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

An opportunity exists for American citizens to undertake postgraduate research with Australia’s leading and largest science research organization, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), under the CSIRO Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship program.  The successful applicant will be working on Australia’s most ambitious scientific research program, the National Research Flagships.  http://www.csiro.au/flagships

The National Research Flagships are multidisciplinary research partnerships that align capabilities across CSIRO and external collaborators to jointly tackle areas of national significance. They concentrate on major challenges and opportunities in the areas of energy, water, health, agriculture, climate adaptation and manufacturing. Their large scale and clear focus on adoption of research outputs are designed to maximize their impacts.

There are eleven National Research Flagships that are open to Fulbright applicants for the 2014 round.  These are: Climate Adaptation, Energy Transformed, Food Futures, Minerals Down Under, Future Manufacturing, Preventative Health, Water for a Healthy Country, Wealth from Oceans, Sustainable Agriculture, Biosecurity and Digital Productivity and Services.

CSIRO is accustomed to hosting international visitors, providing opportunities for approximately 700 students and 350 visiting scientists each year. We welcome approaches from students who are interested in working with us/spending time in our laboratories and accessing our network of internal and external researchers in order to fulfil the requirements of their study courses.

Examples of specific research areas welcoming Fulbright Scholars – 2014/15:

CSIRO’s Digital Productivity and Services (DPAS) Flagship http://www.csiro.au/en/Organisation-Structure/Flagships/Digital-Productivity-and-Services-Flagship.aspx

DPAS is seeking Fulbright scholars that will:

  • Work on the computer vision technology  such as SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping)  for application to CSIRO’s multi-modal platforms involving laser, video camera and thermal sensors.
  • Work on Health informatics for clinical decision support  using Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Description Logic.   The focus will be on interoperable health records as derived from structured and unstructured health data, using standard Clinical Terminologies, such as SNOMED CT.
  • Work on a number of fields in such as a) Linked Open Data: researching new ways of aggregating, presenting and analysing data; b) Disaster Management: building a system of systems to provide enhanced situational awareness and increasing community resilience and c) Superannuation : understanding the needs of retirees and exploring innovative financial products and services to provide greater financial security.
     

CSIRO’s  Biosecurity Flagship

The Biosecurity Flagship is focused on undertaking research aimed at helping to protect Australia from biological threats and risks posed by serious exotic and emerging pests and diseases. Research activities undertaken in the One Health Theme (http://www.csiro.au/en/Organisation-Structure/Flagships/Biosecurity-Flagship/OneHealth.aspx) is focused on combating emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) through: developing new therapeutics to treat, and biomarkers to detect EIDs; developing disease-resilient livestock to reduce the risk of spread of EIDs; and  develop medical countermeasure products for potential bio-terrorist and pandemic threats.

The program is looking for Fulbright Scholars to become involved in these exciting and innovative projects that will be conducted at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, the world’s most sophisticated high-biocontainment facility (http://www.csiro.au/Organisation-Structure/National-Facilities/Australian-Animal-Health-Laboratory.aspx).  We have a number of project areas including 1) generation of disease-resilient animals and development of novel antivirals and detection technologies for pandemic viruses and insect monitoring using micro-sensor devices or linking multiple available data sources for better management of infectious diseases.

For other research areas, applicants should explore opportunities with the remaining Flagships.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Australia (or those who will be living there during the 2014-2015 academic year) will not be considered. Candidates with dual Australian citizenship are not eligible to apply.


Dependents :

Dependent support is not available.


Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must select "Australia-CSIRO" in the Special Opportunity field of the application.


Special Application Information:

Some candidates who are recommended for final review by the Fulbright Commission in Australia will be contacted for 30-minute interviews via skype or phone.


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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.