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Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright Scholar Award (funded by the Regional Universities Network of Australia)

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Award Activity

The Fulbright Scholar Award funded by the Regional Universities Network of Australia (RUN) will support research projects undertaken at any of the network’s seven member institutions (paid work cannot be undertaken in Australia while on a Fulbright Scholarship in accordance with visa regulations). Scholars are based at one RUN university of their choice, but will have the opportunity to visit other RUN universities during their program. A travel allowance will be provided for the scholar to travel between locations. 

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) is a network of seven universities with headquarters in regional/rural Australia and a shared commitment to playing a transformative role in their regions. Through their educational and research contributions to regional economic, social, cultural and environmental development, the RUN member universities play an important and distinctive role in advancing Australia’s national prosperity, productivity and identity. RUN is also leading the creation of regional knowledge hubs and technology parks, providing local access to infrastructure, technologies, research, knowledge and skills and stimulating start-up and growth of new businesses. The Network was established in October 2011. The foundation members are CQUniversity, Southern Cross University, Federation University Australia, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland and University of the Sunshine Coast. Charles Sturt University joined the Network on 29 May 2019.

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

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


Any institution that is part of the Regional Universities Network: CQUniversity, Southern Cross University, Federation University Australia, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland, University of the Sunshine Coast, or Charles Sturt University.

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

Crops and Foods for the Future

  • Agriculture 
  • Horticulture 
  • Animal production  
  • Veterinary sciences  
  • Fisheries sciences  
  • Environmental sciences 
  • Land & agriculture management  
  • Crop and pasture production 
  • Food systems management 
  • Agricultural supply chains  
  • Education and extension

Health and Well-being of the Regions

  • Biomedical Science
  • Dentistry 
  • Nursing 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Health systems & health workforce development 
  • Public health & health services 
  • Complementary/alternative medicines 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Infection prevention, infectious diseases in regional areas 
  • Data analytics &health security 
  • Security & emergency management  
  • Community resilience 
  • Wildlife health 
  • Disaster management
  • Telehealth

New Industries

  • Agricultural Biotechnology 
  • Food waste management 
  • Materials Engineering 
  • Waste recycling
  • Renewable energy 
  • Security
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
Activity Type

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

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

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
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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