Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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10065-AS

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Science, Technology and Innovation (CSIRO)

Australia
East Asia and the Pacific

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Undertake research in area of expertise, contributing to CSIRO’s priorities.

Scholars are encouraged to collaborate with the host institution and give 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 Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has multiple locations throughout Australia.

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Agriculture
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Geography
Geology
Information Sciences/Systems
Mathematics
Medical Sciences
Physics
Public Administration
Public Health
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.

Applications are sought in areas aligned to the research directions of CSIRO’s business units:

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Minerals Resources
  • Oceans and Atmosphere
  • Land and Water
  • Manufacturing
  • Health and Biosecurity
  • Data and Digital Technologies
  • Astronomy and Space Science

Applications are also sought in areas that align to the activities of the CSIRO National Facilities:

  • National Research Collections
  • Marine National Facility
  • Australian Animal Health Laboratory

Before proposing a project in one of these areas, please refer to CSIRO to ensure your proposal aligns with an active area of CSIRO research activity.

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
Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Distinguished Chair
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753

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