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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy (Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia)

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Grant Activity

Undertake comparative and collaborative research at Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia in the field of applied public policy. The Distinguished Chair will be encouraged to collaborate with the host institution but should not teach intensive seminars or coursework. At Carnegie Mellon University Australia, the Distinguished Chair will give guest lectures in both programs and teach a mini-course on applied public policy. 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
Four to five months
Grant Dates

Grants must begin in January/February 2020 in line with the Australian academic year and the Orientation Program and Gala Presentation Dinner.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
American Studies
Business Administration
Computer Science
Environmental Sciences
Information Sciences
Political Science
Public Administration
Public/Global Health

Applications addressing applied public policy concerns are sought. Applications must focus on a significant, current applied public policy issue at an international and/or national policy level.

Special Features

Fulbright East Asia Pacific Regional Travel Program

During their grant period, 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. Funding covers transportation only. It is not necessary to suggest regional activities nor identify a host as part of the initial Fulbright application, though scholars may pursue invitations for short-term activities in other EAP countries once notified that they have been selected for a Fulbright grant. Scholars may only apply for Fulbright EAP Regional Travel Program funds when in-country during their Fulbright grant period.

Number of Grants
Core (Distinguished Chair)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Program Staff
Alexa Rowland
Outreach and Recruitment Analyst

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