Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Australia

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6 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant period:

8-10 months. Students undertaking postgraduate study must commence their grants in either July 2014 or February 2015. Those carrying out research must commence their grants between July 2014 and March 2015 with the start date being an agreement between the grantee and their host institution.


Candidate profile:

Fulbright grantees to Australia will enroll in graduate programs (Master’s or Ph.D., while conducting research) or undertake research projects (independently or related to their U.S. postgraduate studies). The scholarship would suit current Master's or Ph.D. students wishing to study in Australia as part of their doctoral studies, or a student studying a Master’s degree with the intention of undertaking a Ph.D. in the future.  Australian universities offer students who want to do so to undertake a program of graduate research/study through a Ph.D. or a Master of Philosophy (Mphil). Graduate coursework students usually attend classes and lectures which generally results in the awarding of a Master's degree, a Graduate Diploma, or a Graduate Certificate.


Affiliation:

All applicants must affiliate with Australian universities.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure affiliation with an Australian university. It is not necessary to have finalized affiliation arrangements at the time of application. Where affiliation is not confirmed, preferences should be listed in order of priority and supported with reasons.


Tuition:

Currently, Australian universities have committed, where possible, to waive 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 and fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change, and vary with each institution. In the event a fee waiver is not granted, candidates should be aware that the Fulbright grant does not provide for the cost of fees and is for travel and stipend only.


Ineligibility:

For all grants to Australia:  U.S. students currently residing in Australia will not be considered.  Candidates with dual Australian citizenship are not eligible to apply.


Dependents:

No dependent allowance is available for any grant to Australia.


1 Fulbright-CSIRO Scholarship

Grant period:

8-10 months for Ph.D. research.


Candidate profile:

Candidates currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs are eligible to apply.


Affiliation:

The Fulbright-CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship provides an opportunity for American citizens to undertake 8-10 months of postgraduate research with Australia’s leading and largest science research organization, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization). Successful applicants will be working on Australia’s most ambitious scientific research program, the National Research 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 2014. 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. In addition, two research themes in particular are interested in collaborating with a Fulbright researcher:

  • The Digital Productivity and Services(DPAS) Flagship’s Health Services Theme is looking for a Fulbright Grantee to assist in Australia’s eHealth Architecture by working on a project researching: Health informatics; electronic health and medical records; clinical decision support; natural language processing; SNOMED CT; and other meaningful and related topics.
     
  • The Government and Commercial Services Theme would like a Fulbright Grantee to work on a project working in decision-under-uncertainty in the finance industry, focusing on new methodologies for portfolio optimization when large uncertainty exists and investment timeframes are longer term. The project can also extend into applications involving infrastructure investment, energy markets and agribusiness.

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


Ineligibility:

U.S. students currently residing in Australia will not be considered.  Candidates with dual Australian citizenship are not eligible to apply.


Dependents :

No dependent allowance is available for any grant to Australia.


1 Fulbright-ANU College of Business and Economics Scholarship

The ANU College of Business and Economics seeks to advance knowledge through high quality teaching and research in the fields of business and economics. We contribute to the associated professions, industry and government by conducting world class research and through the provision of a range of coursework and research degree programs.

The ANU College of Business and Economics has long been recognized as a leader in the areas of Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Business and Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Commerce, Economics, Econometrics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing and Statistics. More recently, in response to the needs of business in Australia and internationally, the College has added a number of new business disciplines to its areas of expertise including project management and corporate sustainability.


Grant period:

8-10 months. Students undertaking postgraduate study must commence their grants in either July 2014 or February 2015. Those carrying out research must commence their grants between July 2014 and March 2015 with the start date being an agreement between the grantee and the ANU College of Business and Economics.


Candidate profile:

The grant is available for a Ph.D. student wishing to study at the ANU College of Business and Economics for  part of their doctoral studies, or a student studying for a Master’s degree with the intention of undertaking a Ph.D. in the future. Applications are invited from candidates in the fields of Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Business and Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Commerce, Economics, Econometrics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Statistics, Project Management and Corporate Sustainability.


Affiliation:

It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm affiliation arrangements with the ANU College of Business and Economics. Candidates planning to matriculate in a graduate program must also apply to the program directly and gain admittance.


Tuition:

Currently, Australian universities have committed, where possible, to waive 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 and fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change, and vary with each institution. In the event a fee waiver is not granted, candidates should be aware that the Fulbright grant does not provide for the cost of fees and is for travel and stipend only.


Award benefits:

The ANU Postgraduate Scholarship is valued at up to AUD 40,000 depending on grant period, and includes a travel allowance; a monthly stipend; a settling-in allowance; Australian Medicare health care coverage; transportation and accommodation to an Enrichment Program while in Australia; and, access to a professional network of U.S., Australian and international Fulbright Scholars and distinguished Alumni.

The Scholarship period may be extended, but without funding from the Fulbright Commission.


Website:

Further information about the ANU College of Business and Economics can be found at http://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/.


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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.