The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships were established at Harvard University in honor of the late Frank Knox, who served as Secretary of the U.S. Navy in the 1940s and who 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 one of Harvard University's ten graduate or professional schools - the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Design, Graduate School of Education, Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health.
Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Australia for graduate study in any field at Harvard University during academic year 2016-2017. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their field.
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 degree and will graduate in the academic year 2018-2019; OR have completed a degree and graduated no earlier than 2014. Please note that persons who graduated before 2014 will not be eligible to apply.
Knox Fellowships do not support medical research or other research appointments at Harvard University. No application will be considered from any student already in the United States.
Candidates from all fields of study are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to degree seeking candidates.
Scholarship Applications will be received and shortlisted by ANU prior to submission to the Harvard for consideration. When reviewing and ranking applicants ANU will use the following criteria:
- Outstanding academic achievement
- Strong personal characteristics of the candidate
- Evidence of future leadership potential in their chosen field