Non-resident Fellowships

Open call for Non-resident Fellows

As part of its non-resident fellowship program, the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (the Centre) welcomes applicant proposals for non-resident fellows.

Fellows will contribute to the Centre’s mission of deepening Australia’s understanding of the United States through the development of research, analysis and policy advisement in coordination with the Centre’s core team of researchers.

The Centre is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the field of:

Scope of fellowship

A typical scope of the fellowship includes:

  • Advising the Centre on developments regarding your area of focus and offer assessment of recent developments
  • Support the CEO and research directors with the strategic direction of the Centre’s research and advocacy initiatives (e.g. securing relevant appointments as part of research and advocacy initiatives)
  • Contribute analysis articles (op-eds and/or “longer form” essays and commentary), badged with your Centre affiliation; timing and content to be agreed by you and your supervisor
  • Conduct media interviews, speaking on panels or publishing pieces in other news outlets, as agreed between yourself and your supervisor
  • Inform the Centre’s media team when you have media appearances scheduled or op-eds/commentary due to be published, so as to help the Centre promote and track this output.

The Centre may offer a stipend, research support, connect fellows with its research, editorial, and design teams for work produced during the fellowship program. The stipend will be commensurate with experience. Potential fellows should be mid-to-late career professionals with demonstrated expertise and commitment to the Centre’s mission and principle.


Applications are open all year round. To enquire about non-resident fellowships at the Centre please contact Nhien Truong at with the following:

  • Cover letter: detailing the reason for your application and area of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two (or more) referees
  • Writing sample: consisting of either a dissertation chapter or a recent published paper. There are no specific page length or formatting requirements for this sample.