At a glance

Available to: 
Current Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Coursework
Postgraduate Research
Australian and Permanent Residents or 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 2018-2019. 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: 
1 September 2017
Applications close: 
17 January 2018
  • Eligibility

    1. 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 2017-2018; OR have completed a first or higher degree and graduated no earlier than 2013.

    Please note that persons who graduated before 2013 will not be eligible to apply.

    1. No application will be considered from any student already in the United States.
    2. 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. Preference will be given to candidates pursuing full-time degree programs.
    3. Knox Fellowship applicants seeking admission to Harvard Law School should have completed their resident university education and hold a basic degree in Law before applying for an advanced degree program such as the Master of Laws (LLM).
    4. 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 programs or Executive Education programs. Frank Knox Fellows must be in residence during the first two years of their degree program. (The fellowship will not support students whose programs require extensive field-work during this period.)

    * Citizens of Australia who are currently studying in or graduated from a university in another Knox-eligible country may be eligible to submit a Knox Fellowship application. This will be handled on a case-by-case basis and candidates are asked to contact Rebecca Lock at the Committee on General Scholarships at Harvard University.

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.
Award benefits: 
Ambassador role