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Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership - 2014


The Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership is for an Australian citizen who is an emerging leader in the charitable NFP sector to undertake a program of research and/or professional development in the U.S for a period of 3-4 months.

Scholarship Overview

Applicants will undertake research and/or professional development which addresses contemporary issues of relevance, innovation, knowledge development, impact on policy and practice in the NFP sector across any discipline or service area. For example, in 2010, the Productivity Commission delivered a seminal report outlining the “Contribution of the Not-for-Profit Sector”. The report made a series of recommendations which can be viewed at

The scholarship provides an exceptional opportunity for personal, professional development and broader impact through research, experiential learning or management training at an approved U.S. institution or charitable organisation. Innovative applications which are able to articulate key issues that have the potential to lead to ongoing collaborative partnerships; develop skills and capabilities of the person and the NFP Sector, and which lead to a stronger bilateral relationship between Australia and the United States will be highly regarded.



  • Generous stipend for a maximum period of 4 months
  • Travel allowance
  • Dependents Allowance
  • Domestic travel on return from the U.S. to present research at NFP conferences in Australia
  • National Orientation Program and a Fulbright Presentation Dinner
  • Enrichment Seminars in the United States with international Fulbright Scholars
  • Distinguished professional network with U.S. and Australian Fulbright Alumni Associations
  • A support agency in the U.S. that assists with visas, events, and networks Media support and publicity
  • ASPE Insurance of up to A$100,000 provided the U.S. Government (for the Scholar only).

"As a proud Fulbrighter I am delighted to support a scholarship that recognises the growing importance of the community sector in creating social impact. Australia needs to invest in the capacity of non-profit leadership and it is a great tribute to the Origin Foundation and Australian Scholarships Foundation that they recognise this through their significant five year commitment. I know from experience that those who win the scholarship will be transformed by their learning and, as alumni, will contribute to the creation of a more caring and civic-minded Australia."
  ~ Professor Peter Shergold AC, Chancellor, University of Western Sydney

For more information download the Fulbright Scholarship PDF and/or read about the inaugural recipients of this scholarship, Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine and Mr Andrew Tyndale

For further information on the scholarship visit the Fulbright FAQs page or the Fulbright Commission Website.

Applications open 20 May 2013 and close COB AEST Monday 12 August 2013.

Selection Criteria
Applicants should have a postgraduate qualification OR a minimum of 10 - 15 years work experience. They should also have a record of achievement gained from a minimum of 3 years employment at a mid to senior level position (Manager/Director) within the NFP sector and have an established leadership profile within the sector.
Closing Date : 12/08/2013
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Subject Area : HR Technology Project Management Community Leadership & Management Mentoring & Coaching Personal Development Finance & Investment Governance & Board Law Marketing & Fundraising Other
Course Type : Conference Other Residential Short Course
Location : Outside Australia