At a glance

Available to: 
Current Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Coursework
Postgraduate Research
Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and NZ citizens

Up to three Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Australia for graduate study at Harvard University in academic year 2019-2020. Knox Fellows are selected through a rigorous competitive process on the basis of academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their field.

Award value:
Knox Fellowships include tuition and health insurance fees plus a stipend of at least $30,000, which is sufficient to cover the living expenses of a single fellow for a ten-month academic year
Applications open: 
9 August 2018
Applications close: 
25 January 2019
  • Eligibility

    Knox Fellowships are open to men and women who:

    • are citizens of Australia at the time of application and who are normally residing in Australia; AND
    • have completed or will complete a first or higher degree at an Australian university; AND
    • are studying for a first or higher degree and will graduate in the academic year 2018-2019; OR have completed a first or higher degree and graduated no earlier than 2014.  

    Please note that persons who graduated before 2014 will not be eligible to apply.

    • No application will be considered from any student already in the United States.
    • Each Knox Fellowship applicant must also submit an Application for Admission directly to the Harvard graduate or professional school of his/her choice. Knox Fellowships are awarded only to those candidates that gain admission to Harvard as full-time degree-program students. Applicants are urged to begin correspondence with that school’s Admissions Office at the earliest possible date. Applicants should submit Applications for Admission to the appropriate school as early as possible and need not wait for the deadline. 
    • Knox Fellowships are not awarded for undergraduate study or postdoctoral research, nor do they support medical research, post-doctoral research, or any other research appointment. They are not available for part-time or summer programs, online programs or Executive Education programs.
    • Frank Knox Fellows must be in residence in the Cambridge/Boston area during the first two years of their degree program. (The fellowship will not support students whose programs require extensive field-work during this period.)
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. Knox, who served as U.S. Secretary of the Navy in the 1940s and was a highly regarded politician and businessman, believed that strong ties between the United States and Britain were essential to international peace.