Fulbright in Australia

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is a non-profit organisation sponsored by the US and Australian governments and other institutional and business partners, private bequests and endowments. 

The Fulbright Program in Australia, and around the world, has a rich history and legacy in the support of educational excellence that we are immensely proud of. The Commission relies on many individuals to meet its goals, to forge new ground in the area of partnerships and scholarships, and to provide a rigorous, equitable and professional environment for all scholarship applicants. The central focus is to develop long-lasting, productive bilateral relations, partnerships and connections between Australia and the US. (Quoted from the Fulbright website)

Fulbright timeline

For sixty-five years, Australians and Americans have been learning about each other through the Fulbright program. This timeline traces key events and developments in the life of the Australian-American Fulbright program, from the negotiation period of the mid 1940s through to the current day.

This timeline has been built by Dr Alice Garner, Consultant Historian to the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, and is one outcome of an Australian Research Council Linkage grant that funded in-depth research into the history of the exchange program.