Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology
DST sponsors the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology, which brings senior United States researchers to Australia on a four to five month appointment at DST or another research institution in Australia linked to DST.
During the appointment, the Chair will work on a specific research project in a priority area for DST and engage with faculty and students through guest lectures, seminars and other opportunities. A national speaking tour that is part of the program will enable additional opportunities to provide information about the research and the program.
A key benefit of the program is the opportunity for the Chair to explore longer-term collaboration and to create new links with institutions in Australia.
The Distinguished Chair program is viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.
The Fulbright Distinguished Chair program operates through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. The Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology is one of only two such programs in Australia. Only about 40 Fulbright Distinguished Chairs are in existence, across 15 countries.