Scholarship details

Funding Body:

Harvard University


Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships for study at Harvard University 2016 - 2017

Research Areas:

Humanities & Social Sciences; Health Sciences; Sciences & Engineering




Frank Knox Fellowships are available to enable up to three (3) students from Australia to undertake postgraduate study in any field at Harvard University in the US academic year 2016-2017. 

The Frank Knox Fellowship application is separate to the application for admission to one of the Harvard University schools and gaining admission to a graduate or professional school is required to be a recipient of a Frank Knox Fellowship. Please note, however, that applicants do not have to be accepted to Harvard University by the Fellowship closing date.  


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens, normally resident in Australia;  AND
  • have completed or will complete a first or higher degree at an Australian university; AND
  • are studying for a degree and will graduate in the academic year 2015-2016, OR have competed a degree and graduated no earlier than 2011.

Applications will not be considered from students who are already in the United States.  Applications will not be considered for undergraduate or postdoctoral study.

Amount awarded:

Tuition and health insurance fees plus a stipend of USD $27,000, which is sufficient to cover the living expenses of a single fellow for a 10-month academic year.  The award is tenable for up to two years for students in degree programs requiring more than one year of study.

Application guide:

Applications should be submitted to the Australian university at which the applicant is a graduate or student.  Where an applicant has studied at more than one university, the application must be submitted to the one most recently attended.

The application form and more information are available from the Harvard website at  and must be read in conjunction with the University of Sydney instructions (see below).   Please note the University's internal closing date is Friday, 13 November 2015. 



One application plus all attachments must be submitted to our office via email (all required documents labelled and attached in PDF format) or submitted in hard copy to the address above by the closing date.   

Applications are assessed and ranked by the University’s Postgraduate Awards Sub Committee and then forwarded to Harvard University via email. 


Closing date:

13 November 2015