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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

10067-AS

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced (Defence) Science and Technology (Defence Science and Technology Group)

Australia
East Asia and the Pacific

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Award Details
Grant Activity

The Chair will work on a specific research project, and be expected to engage with faculty and students through occasional guest lectures and seminars. They will also explore long-term collaborations and institutional linkages. Scholars are encouraged to collaborate with the host institution and give guest lectures, workshops or short seminars, but should not teach intensive seminars or coursework. Paid work cannot be undertaken in Australia while on a Fulbright Scholarship in accordance with visa regulations.

See Project Statement requirement in 'Additional Comments'.

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 will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Five to six months
Grant Dates

Grants must begin in January/February 2021 in line with the Australian academic year and in order to attend the Orientation Program and Gala Presentation Dinner.

Locations

The DST Group or a partner research institution for the relevant research program. These institutions include organizations such as CSIRO and Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation, as well as Australia’s major universities (Australian National University, University of Adelaide, University of Queensland, Melbourne University, University of Sydney, University of NSW, University of Tasmania and University of Western Australia, among others).

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Computer Science
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Geology
Information Sciences
Mathematics
Medical Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Public/Global Health
Specializations

While Defence will consider any relevant research proposal, the following areas are key contributors to future defence technology research:

  • Quantum technologies
  • Cyber
  • Human performance
  • Autonomous systems
  • Material sciences
  • Space capabilities
  • Surveillance
  • Medical counter-measures
  • Sensors and hypersonics
Special Features

Fulbright East Asia Pacific Regional Travel Program

Fulbright Scholars in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region 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 pursue invitations for short-term activities in other EAP countries once notified that they have been selected for a Fulbright grant, and may only apply for travel program funds once they have actively started their Fulbright grant in their host country. Scholars on Flex grants are not eligible for the regional travel grant.

Number of Grants
One
Activity
Research
Category
Distinguished Chair
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753

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