Fulbright Scholar Program

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12067-AS
Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced (Defense) Science and Technology (DST)

Australia
East Asia and the Pacific

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Award Details
Award Activity

The Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Advanced Science and Technology aims to attract outstanding U.S. researchers to work in Australia in a priority area of research that will lead to ongoing collaborative partnerships between Australia and the U.S. and develop skills and capabilities in emerging fields of science and technology. The Distinguished Scholar will be appointed to the Australian Defense Science and Technology Group (DST), or another Australian research institution that is linked to DST, for the relevant research program. The Distinguished Scholar will work on a specific research project during their term (5-6 months) and be expected to engage with faculty and students through occasional guest lectures and seminars. The project must meet the objectives of the Fulbright program to foster mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchange and support the binational relationship. 

 

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
5 to 6 months
Award Dates

Grants must begin in January/February 2023 in line with the Australian academic year and in order to attend the Orientation Program and Gala Presentation Dinner.

Locations

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

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Geology
Information Sciences/Systems
Materials Sciences
Mathematics
Medical Sciences
Physics
Public Health
Areas of Interest

While Defense will consider any relevant research proposal, the following areas are key contributors to future defense 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.

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity Type
Research
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Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Mid-Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.

Senior Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
1
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7700

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