American Australian Association Postgraduate Education Scholarships (Australia to USA)


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Postgraduate, Higher Degree by Research
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value $40,000 USD
Opening date 1 February 2020
Closing date 15 March 2020


Since 2002, the AAA has awarded over 800 Graduate, Veteran and Art scholarships and grants worth over US $10.5 million. The Association’s Education Fund was established to support post-graduate study and research between Australia and the United States, and it is the largest source of privately-funded educational scholarships between the two countries.

The AAA Education Fund will provide support to Australians undertaking or planning to undertake full-time Graduate level study (Masters, PhD or Postdoctoral Research) at an accredited educational institution in the US for a minimum of one year:

Graduate Education Scholarships: Will support study or research in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Health, Medicine and Sustainability.

Bushfire Research and Policy Scholarship: Will support study or research into the physics, economics, social or other aspects of wildfires.

AAA - Sustainable Health Care Funding (SHCF) Scholarship: Will support study or comparative research in the development of sustainable health care funding policies. 

AAA - David Nason Journalism Scholarship: Will support one Australian journalism student to pursue at least 1-year of study in the US, or an Australian journalist with 5-7 years of experience to pursue an investigative project in the US with a media outlet.

AAA - Aurora Indigenous Scholarships: Will support two Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander individuals in any disciplinary field.

AAA - Lisa Fox Indigenous Scholarship: Aurora Indigenous Scholarships: Will support one Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander individual in any disciplinary field.


Applicants must:

  1. be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    1. Dual citizens or permanent residents are not eligible
  2. Applicants must have a formal letter of offer into the accredited institution, program or course, at the time of application
  3. Applicants must be conducting research or studying within the fields supported
  4. Applicants must be studying at Graduate-level or above (Masters, PhD or Postdoctoral Research)
  5. Applicants may already have commenced their study in the USA, but must have at least one-year of full-time study left at the time of application
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