TheAustralian-American Fulbright Commission is a non-profit organisation in Australia, established through a binational treaty between the Australian and United States governments in 1949 under the auspices of the United States Educational Foundation (USEFA) in Australia. The program was funded from U.S. Government credits acquired in Australia from the sale of surplus war materials. In 1963, the two governments established the Australian-American Education Foundation as a successor to USEFA, to be funded equally by the two parties. The operational name changed to the Australian-American Fulbright Commission in 2000.

The Fulbright Program is one the largest and most prestigious educational exchange programs in the world. The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is one of over 50 Fulbright Commissions in the world who work with the United States Department of State to facilitate the Fulbright Program between the United States and over 150 countries worldwide. Established through the initiative of U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright and the United States government in 1946 the program has a rich history .

The Commission aims to further mutual understanding between the people of Australia and the United States through educational and cultural exchange.

This is primarily achieved through the administration of Fulbright Scholarships to support students and scholars - chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential - to research and study in each others countries, exchange ideas and develop bilateral relations and connections to address common issues.

Each year, the Commission holds a symposium to further its aims - see below for details.

Flinders Fulbright Scholars

  • 1967 Senior Scholar                        Dr Bryan Barlow DSc 1976
  • 1969 Senior Scholar                        Professor Maxwell Brennan DSc 1985
  • 1969 Senior Scholar                        Dr Richard Franki*
  • 1969 Postdoctoral Fellow                  Dr Norman Thompson PhD(PhysSc) 1970
  • 1969 Postgraduate - General            Associate Professor Gregory Tobin*
  • 1970 Postgraduate - General            Professor Arthur Lucas*
  • 1971 Postgraduate - General            Dr William Adcock*
  • 1972 University Administrator          Ms Bernadette Byrne
  • 1972 Senior Scholar                        Professor Wal Cherry*
  • 1972 Postgraduate - General            Professor Noel Cressie *
  • 1973 Senior Scholar                        Dr Peter Teubner*
  • 1974 Postgraduate - General            Professor Andrew Parkin*
  • 1975 Senior Scholar                        Professor Leon Mann*
  • 1975 Short-Term Senior Scholar        Professor Ian McCarthy*
  • 1976 Postgraduate - General            Dr Philip Chappell*
  • 1976 Postdoctoral Fellow                   Dr Michael Kaye *
  • 1977 Postgraduate - General             Dr Duncan Mackay*
  • 1978 Short-Term Senior Scholar         Professor Laurence Geffen MD 1999
  • 1979 Postdoctoral Fellow                   Dr John Furness*
  • 1979 Postdoctoral Fellow                   Dr Peter Roberts-Thompson*
  • 1980 Senior Scholar                          Professor Gina  Geffen DSc 2008
  • 1980 Postgraduate - General             Dr Stephen Roberts*
  • 1980 Educational Development          Sandra Fueloep BSpecEd 1979
  • 1981 Senior Scholar                          Professor Andrew Murray*
  • 1981 Senior Scholar                          Dr Alan Stewart*
  • 1982 Postgraduate - General             Associate Professor Sharyn Roach-Anleu*
  • 1982 Educational Development          John Corrie BSpecEd 1979
  • 1983 Senior Scholar                          Dr Raja Huilgol GradCertTertEd 2001
  • 1983 Postdoctoral Fellow                    Dr Leslie O'Brien*
  • 1984 Postdoctoral Fellow                    Professor Alan Johnson MEdMgt 1992 PhD(Med) 1984
  • 1984 Educational Development           Dr John Halsey MEd 1982 EdD 2007
  • 1985 Scholar-in-Residence                 Dr Brian Matthews PhD(Hum) 1980
  • 1986 Educational Development           Hazel Parkins BSpecEd 1979 MSpecEd 1989
  • 1987 Postdoctoral Fellow                    Dr Ian Ferguson*
  • 1987 Asian Scholar-in-Residence        Ms Firdaus*
  • 1987 Senior Scholar                          Professor Robin Moore*
  • 1987 Educational Development           Roger Mathers MEd 1981
  • 1988 Postdoctoral Fellow                    Dr Malcolm Smith PhD(Med) 1989
  • 1989 Postdoctoral Fellow                    Dr Robert Scholten BSc(Hons) 1985 PhD(PhysSc) 1990
  • 1991 Senior Scholar                          Professor Paul Bourke  DLitt 1988
  • 1992 Postgraduate - General             Professor Terence Tao BSc 1991 BSc(Hons) 1992 MSc(IST)(Res) 1993
  • 1994 Postgraduate - General             Mr Steve King BA 1993 BA(Hons) 1994
  • 1999 Postdoctoral Fellow                   Dr Claire Smith*
  • 2002 Postdoctoral Fellow                   Dr Rebecca Anderson PhD(Med) 2001
  • 2005 Senior Scholar                          Dr Catherine Turner MNg(Cwk) 1992
  • 2007 Postdoctoral Aboriginal &
    Torres Strait Islander Scholar             Dr Julie Owen MPHC 1996
  • 2007 Senior Scholar                          Dr Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf PhD (English) 1992
  • 2008 Professional Scholar                  Mr David Hobbs BSc 1995 BSc/BEng(Biomed) Hons 2001
  • 2011 Postdoctoral Scholar                 Dr Jacek Jasieniak BSc Nano Hons 2004
  • 2013 Australian Alumni
    (WG Walker) P/G Scholar                Mr Matthew Norris BSc Hons 2012

*staff member/former staff member