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The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships

A scholarship for graduands and graduates
This scholarship supports up to three students from Australia to undertake postgraduate studies in any field at Harvard University during the 2020–21 US academic year.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Tuition, insurance fees + stipend
  • Australian citizen
  • Graduating from the University of Sydney in 2019‑20
19 August 2019 20 January 2020

How to apply

Apply via the University of Sydney's application form. Applications will be assessed by the University and forwarded to Harvard University for final selection.


  • The Harvard University website and fellowship application form (pdf, 124KB) must be read in conjunction with University of Sydney instructions. The submission deadline on Harvard University's website is related to the University of Sydney's submission. For your application deadline, refer to the internal closing date given above.
  • If you have studied at more than one university, submit your application to the one most recently attended.
  • This scholarship application is separate to an application for admission into a Harvard University graduate or professional school.
  • Scholarship recipients must be admitted to Harvard University as a full-time degree student in a graduate or professional school to be eligible for this scholarship.


This scholarship provides tuition, health insurance fees and a stipend of at least US$32,000. It is tenable for up to two years for students in degree programs requiring more than one year of study.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen and normally reside in Australia
  • be a University of Sydney graduate or graduand
  • graduate in the 2019‑20 academic year or have graduated no earlier than 2015 from the University of Sydney.

Note: Students who are already in the United States are not eligible. Students seeking support for research appointments or who enrol in part-time, online, or Executive Education programs are not eligible. Applicants no longer affiliated with the University of Sydney can contact Paul Govoni at for eligibility and application instructions.


This scholarship was established at Harvard University in 1945 from a gift by Annie Reid Knox, wife of the late Frank Knox.

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