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Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship at Harvard University

Current and past student scholarship
Study at one of Harvard University's graduate and professional schools, with funding to cover your tuition fees and living expenses.

Scholarship details

Study levels

Postgraduate

Student type

Current students and Past students

Study area

All study areas

Citizenship

Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications close
10 January 2020

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • tuition fees
  • health insurance fees
  • a stipend of at least $32,000 which is sufficient to cover living expenses for a single person for a 10-month academic year.

If you study a Harvard degree program that requires multiple years of study, you'll be guaranteed at least two years of fellowship funding, as long as you remain in good academic standing.

Eligibility

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen who normally lives in Australia
  • have completed or be completing a degree at an Australian university in any field of study
  • be either:
    • studying for a degree that you will complete during the US academic year 2019-20
    • have completed a degree and graduated no earlier than 2015
  • gain admission to one of Harvard University's graduate and professional schools as a full-time degree-program student
  • be able to live in the Cambridge/Boston area for the entire academic year during the first two years of your degree program.

You can't apply if you:

  • are already in the United States
  • graduated before 2015
  • are planning to:
    • study an undergraduate, part-time, online or executive education program at Harvard
    • study a Harvard program that would require extensive fieldwork during the academic year
    • conduct medical research, postdoctoral research or any other research appointment at Harvard.

How to apply

Step 1: Apply for admission to Harvard

You must apply for and gain admission to one of Harvard University's graduate and professional schools as a full-time degree student.

Follow the entry requirements and application deadlines set by the school you're applying to.

Admission to Harvard doesn't guarantee you'll receive a fellowship. You need to apply for the fellowship separately.

Step 2: Apply for the fellowship

Current QUT students

Follow the application procedures for Australian applicants to complete the application form and supporting documents.

Submit your completed application form and supporting documents to Research scholarships.

You can apply for the fellowship before you know the outcome of your application to Harvard, but you must be offered a place by a Harvard school and accept it to be eligible to receive the fellowship.

QUT alumni

Follow the application procedures for Australian applicants to complete the application form and supporting documents.

Submit your completed application form and supporting documents to the Harvard Committee on General Scholarships.

You can apply for the fellowship before you know the outcome of your application to Harvard, but you must be offered a place by a Harvard school and accept it to be eligible to receive the fellowship.

What happens next?

We will rank applications based on:

  • outstanding academic achievement
  • strong personal characteristics
  • evidence of future leadership potential in your chosen field.

We'll send all the applications in ranked order to Harvard's Committee on General Scholarships, who will assess all Australian applications.

Fellowships will be offered based on the recommendations from Australian universities whose students apply, Harvard University admission decisions and review by Harvard's Committee on General Scholarships.

Conditions

For conditions, read what is included in the fellowship and the information for Australian applicants.

About the scholarship

The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships were established at Harvard University in 1945 by a gift from Annie Reid Knox, wife of the late Frank Knox, who served as U.S. Secretary of the Navy in the 1940s. Frank Knox believed that strong ties between the United States and the British Commonwealth were essential to international peace. The Knox Memorial Fellowship program promotes this legacy through scholarly exchange, in part by providing fellowships to students from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom who wish to conduct graduate study at Harvard University. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their field.

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