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Fulbright Scholar Award in Australia-United States Alliance Studies (AUSMIN Indo-Pacific Scholarships)

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Grant Activity

This special award for the 2021-2022 cycle aims to advance scholarship in the priority fields of strategic studies, technology, and innovation, specifically with relation to the Australia-United States Alliance. The award will promote exchange of ideas, research collaboration, and cultural understanding between Australian and American scholars, as well as the institutions that host them. The scholarship announced in 2019 by the U.S. Department of State and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the AUSMIN meetings in Sydney as a one-off award to celebrate the close bilateral relationship, as well as contribute in a practical way to contemporary scholarship on issues related to the Alliance, and the wider Indo-Pacific region.

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

Grant Length
3 to 4 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.


Any appropriate institution, including universities, research centers, think-tanks, relevant professional and non-profit institutions, or other institutions of research and/or higher education.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
American Studies
Area Studies, non- U.S.
History, American
History, non- U.S.
International Relations
Political Science
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.

Defense/strategic studies, military history, international policy, or similar topics related to the Australian-United States bilateral relationship and/or its place in the wider Indo-Pacific region.

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
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Professional Project
Professional Project/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Academics, except early career
Number of Grants
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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