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Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Multiple Disciplines (The University of Newcastle)

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Grant Activity

The Distinguished Chair will undertake research of importance to the University of Newcastle (UON), New South Wales, Australia. Scholars are encouraged to collaborate with the host institution on workshops/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.

Applicants must adhere to additional Project Statement requirements outlined in the “Additional Comments” section.

Grant Length
5 to 6 months
Grant Dates

Grants must begin in January/February 2022 in line with the Australian academic year and in order to attend the Orientation Program and Gala Presentation Dinner.


The The University of Newcastle, New South Wales

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Computer Science
Environmental Sciences
Information Sciences/Systems
Medical Sciences
Public Health
Social Work
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

The University of Newcastle is seeking applicants from the following areas of priority:

  • Chemical biology and clinical pharmacology
  • Complex dynamic systems and control
  • Computer-assisted research mathematics and its applications
  • Geotechnical science and engineering
  • Brain and mental health research
  • Cancer research, innovation and translation
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Digestive health and neurogastroenterology
  • Generational health and ageing
  • GrowUpWell
  • Health behaviour
  • Healthy lungs
  • Physical activity and nutrition
  • Reproductive science
  • Stroke and brain injury
  • Advanced fluids and interfaces
  • Advanced particle processing and transport
  • Energy technologies and utilisation
  • Organic electronics

Further information can be found on the University of Newcastle website

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
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Distinguished Chair
Number of Grants
Program Staff
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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