The 2015 Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship, an opportunity to Study and Research in the United States
Friday 18 July 2014
The 2015 Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship is open to study and research in any academic discipline at an institution in the United States. It includes living, travel and establishment allowances (dependent upon scholarship category). In addition you will be supported by the Fulbright Commission through an intensive orientation program, introduced to the Australian Fulbright community, supported in the U.S. through the Institute of International Education or Council for International Exchange of Scholars and have access to a distinguished professional network throughout the world.
The Scholarship was established in cooperation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) in 1993. The Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship recognises Indigenous commitment to achieving excellence and building strong and effective leadership qualities. It gives the successful applicant the ability to work with some of the most brilliant minds, while gaining an international perspective and ongoing collaborations and partnerships through research and study. Since its inception this Scholarship has supported study and research in areas as diverse as Indigenous: health, economic development, law, the Arts, languages, leadership and issues around colonisation and the maintenance of local traditions, cultures and communities.
Two recent recipients who emulate this vision, Dr Michelle Evans and Sadie Heckenberg, have graciously agreed to donate time to discuss their experiences as Fulbright Scholars with potential 2015 applicants. 2013 recipient Dr Michelle Evans undertook her Fulbright program of research through three different educational institutions, the University of Alaska, University of California and University of Hawaii over a six-month period. Details of her pioneering study can be found in her Fulbright profile.
2014 Post Graduate recipient Sadie Heckenberg will shortly be undertaking her Fulbright research program Indigenous Oral History at the University of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu.
The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers a broad range of Scholarships including a new Postdoctoral Scholarship in Cultural Competence sponsored by the National Centre for Cultural Competence (NCCC). This Scholarship is open to any Australian working in this field. The scholarship includes up to 10 months of study in the US, plus a 2 month residency at the NCCC at the University of Sydney upon return.
Applications close August 1 2014.