The Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship was incorporated in 2008 with the first Scholarship awarded in 2009. Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship is a partnership of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and the CSIRO National Research Flagships program.
This scholarship is valued at up to AUD 35,000 and supports an American citizen to undertake 8-12 months postgraduate research in Australia related to their American PhD. The Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship offers the opportunity for American citizens to undertake 8-12 months postgraduate research with Australia’s leading and largest science research organization, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), working on Australia’s most ambitious scientific research program, the National Research Flagships.
This research can be related to an American PhD program. The recipient will have the opportunity to gain international experience and build collaborations with Australian scientists as part of their postgraduate studies. As a result of the experience, Fulbright Scholars often end up with an international marker for their PhD and international joint publications forming a basis for long term ongoing international research collaborations and exchange between their U.S. University and CSIRO. CSIRO has more than 6,000 staff working on outcome focused scientific research to benefit industries, communities and the environment. The USA has long been CSIRO’s most important international partner.
The CSIRO National Research Flagships emphasized on addressing crucial challenges and opportunities through long term, multidisciplinary, collaborative research leading to widespread adoption of outcomes.
There are ten National Research Flagships in the following areas that are open to Fulbright applicants:
•Minerals Down Under
•Future Manufacturing Flagship
•Water for a Healthy Country
•Wealth from Oceans
The Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship is valued at up to AUD 40,000 and includes:
•Generous travel entitlement
•Monthly stipend for a maximum of 12 months
•Establishment and baggage allowances
•Australian Medicare health care coverage
•Transport and accommodation to an Enrichment Program whilst in Australia
•Professional network of U.S., Australian and international Fulbright Scholars and distinguished Alumni.
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