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Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships are awarded to citizens of Australia, for graduate study or research at Harvard University. Interested ECU students must apply for consideration before entering the U.S. and prior to the start of their Harvard programs. The fellowship pays tuition and health insurance fees plus a substantial living stipend, and is renewable for a second year for students in continuing degree programs. Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Australia for graduate study at Harvard University in academic year 2015-2016.

Application opening date: 28 July 2014
Application closing date: 12 December 2014

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility criteria:

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
  • have completed or will complete a first of higher degree at an Australian university
  • are studying for a first or higher degree and will graduate in the academic year 2014-2015
    have completed a first or higher degree and graduated no earlier than 2010

Please note that

  • persons who graduated before 2010 will not be eligible to apply
  • no application will be considered from any student already in the United States
  • Knox Fellowships are not awarded for undergraduate study or postdoctoral research


  • Australian citizen

Level of study:

  • Postgraduate

Method of Fellowship applicant:

Visit the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships website to download PDF of official Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships application.

Fellowship value

Knox Fellowships include tuition and health insurance fees plus a stipend which is sufficient to cover living expenses of a single fellow for a ten-month academic year. The amount of stipend for this academic year is $26,500.

Fellowship applicant information:

A complete application must include:

  • A completed and signed Fellowship Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Short essay of no more than 1,000 words, which provides an account of the applicant's academic pursuits, intellectual interests, extra-curricular activities, and the reasons for his/her desire to study at Harvard University; the essay should also explain the applicant's plan of study at Harvard and his/her future career plans
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation

Fellowship submission information:

  • Candidates must submit their fellowship applications through the ECU Scholarships Office (details below) by closing 12 December 2014
  • Applications are required to be provided by the student to ECU Scholarships office, who will then rank and forward applications to the Committee on General Scholarships at Harvard University by no later than Friday 23 January, 2015

Method of admission application:

  • 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 or - as permitted by certain Harvard schools - as non-degree Special Students or Visiting Fellows
  • Applicants should contact the particular Harvard school they wish to attend for further information about degree and non-degree programs offered by that school
  • Each applicant must meet the particular admission requirements, timetable and deadlines of that school. 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 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)


  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in the applicant's field
  • Fellowship offers will be determined based on the recommendations from Australian universities, Harvard University admission decisions, and the review by the Committee on General Scholarships
  • Mrs. Knox expressed the hope that recipients of Knox Fellowships, after gaining knowledge and experience from study in the United States, would return to their native countries to become leaders in their chosen fields

More information:

For full information about frank Knox and the fellowship, please visit the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship website
Or contact Dawn Owen - ECU Senior Scholarships Officer via,
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 3636
Or email:

Applications to ECU Scholarships Office by 4.00pm on Friday, 12 December 2014.

For the Attention of Dawn Owen - Senior Scholarships Officer
ECU Scholarships Office
Building 31.463
270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup, WA 6027

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