If you’re interested in pursuing research or study at a U.S. institution, then now is the time to consider applying for the flagship Fulbright Scholarship.
Awardees of Fulbright scholarships take part in a bi-lateral academic and cultural exchange by pursuing research or study at U.S. institutions. Recipients bring back knowledge and share with their communities.
UTAS Professor Maggie Walter was awarded a Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship in 2018, using the opportunity to undertake a comparative analysis of Australian/U.S. Indigenous educational data and policy at Arizona University.
Professor Walter, a palawa Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, is the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aboriginal Research and Leadership. She describes the opportunity to study in the United States as “exhilarating”.
“It opened my mind to new ideas and new ways of thinking.
“During my three months within host institution, Arizona State University, and throughout the communities and people I engaged with, I was shown the most wonderful generosity of spirit and ideas.
“Being a Fulbright scholar gave me entry into forums that otherwise might have been closed or hard to access.”
The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarships ranging from three months to two years to Australian citizens across all career and academic stages.
Established post-WWII, the programme is a foreign exchange initiative aimed at increasing bi-national research collaboration, cultural understanding and the exchange of ideas. It has grown to become the largest educational exchange scholarship program in the world.
Applications close 15 July 2019.