One of the most esteemed scholarship programs provided by the Fulbright Program is the Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in Multiple Disciplines. A project of the American government called the Fulbright Program seeks to improve international understanding and cultural interaction. This scholarship award enables postdoctoral candidates to conduct research at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
University of Newcastle Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship Summary
|Host Institute||University of Newcastle|
|Award Start Period||January 2025 – February 2025|
|Award Length||3 months, 4 months, 5 months, 6 months, |
7 months, 8 months, 9 months, or 10 months
|No. of Awards||2|
The award will provide scientists with an opportunity to contribute to this relationship and the nominated priority area that is relevant to the future of our regions and the world. This scholarship will support a 3-10 month position.
The University of Newcastle
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is home to the University of Newcastle, a public institution. Its main campus is located in the Callaghan neighborhood of Newcastle, where it was founded in 1965. Additionally, the institution has campuses in Singapore, Newcastle City, and Sydney’s central business district.
It is crucial for the bilateral relationship between the United States and Australia that research expands within UON’s priority areas (also referred to as Priority Research Centres). With this scholarship, scholars will hopefully have the chance to contribute to this partnership and a designated area of priority at the University of Newcastle.
Who Can/CanNot Apply
The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship at the University of Newcastle, Australia is available to applicants from a range of academic subjects and is intended to provide funding for initiatives that improve knowledge and cross-disciplinary collaboration. The following candidates are not eligible to apply for Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in Multiple Disciplines:
- Applicants residing in Australia at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award.
- Dual citizens of the United States and Australia are not eligible to apply for this award.
- Permanent residents of Australia are not eligible to apply for this award.
Scholarship Length and Period
In order to participate in the orientation program and the gala presentation dinner in February, grants must begin in January or February 2025, in accordance with the Australian academic year.
The following fields are eligible for the Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship at the University of Newcastle Australia:
- American Studies
- Area Studies (non- U.S.)
- Art History
- Environmental Sciences
- Film/Cinema Studies
- Gender Studies
- History (American)
- History (non- U.S.)
- Literature (American)
- Literature (non- U.S.)
- Medical Sciences
- Public Health
- Social Work
- Urban Planning/Studies
- Veterinary Medicine
University of Newcastle Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship Coverage
The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship at the University of Newcastle Australia offers the following financial and supporting benefits to the scholars:
- AUD$3,500 (approx. US$2,300) per month for a maximum of 10 months
- Return economy class airfare direct to and from the scholar’s home city and the city of the host institution up to a maximum limit of AUD 4,000 (approximately US$2,869)
- A maximum of AUD$ 4,000 (around USD$ 2,700) (round-trip, economy class airfare) may be spent on travel between the scholar’s hometown and the city of the host institution.
Additional Dependent Benefits
Scholars may earn a one-time dependent allowance of AUD$3,200 (about USD$2,100) for one dependent or AUD$5,000 (roughly USD$3,300) for two or more dependents if they accompany qualified dependents for at least 80% of the program’s duration.
Special Award Benefits
- All Scholars’ transportation and lodging expenses for the yearly Gala Presentation Dinner and Orientation Program.
- American Fulbrighters in Australia are given access to the National Health Care Cover Scheme (Medicare).
The deadline to apply for the Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in Multiple Disciplines at the University of Newcastle Australia is Friday, September 15, 2023.
The Ph.D. must be attained by the planned start date of the award and is open to applicants who have earned their doctorate within the last five years, with more recently earned degrees favored.
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship Application Procedure
Depending on the activity you’re applying for—teaching, research, a teaching/research combo project, or a professional project—the application requirements may change. For information on each component and if it pertains to your application, please read the list below.
Project Statement: Your opportunity to describe your intended project and unique candidate characteristics to reviewers and potential hosts is provided through the project statement.
CV/Resume: There must be a curriculum vitae or resume with every application. It should be well-structured and customized for the award you’re looking for.
Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are needed for the application. Letters of recommendation analyze your professional performance, including the skills and knowledge you bring to the project, your adaptability, the project’s benefits, and, if relevant, your efficacy in teaching or conducting research.
Short Essays: You have the chance to explain your choice of country, how Fulbright fits into your career path, your cultural preparation, and your teaching preparation (if teaching is chosen) in the essays.
Letter of Invitation: A letter of invitation from the University of Newcastle is required.
Language Proficiency Requirements: None, The English language is sufficient.
Those who make the shortlist will receive an invitation to a Zoom interview with an Australian Fulbright Selection Committee.