Harvard University Fellowship 2014

Harvard University – Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships – 2013/2014

Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Australia for graduate study at Harvard University in academic year 2013-2014.

Fellowship Overview

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, who served as U.S. Secretary of the Navy in the 1940s. Frank Knox 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 Harvard University.

Fellows are selected on the basis of academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their field. 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. Knox Fellowships include tuition and health insurance fees plus a stipend of at least $25,000, which is sufficient to cover the living expenses of a single fellow for a ten-month academic year.

For more information on the scholarship and application process, please click here. For further enquiries, please contact Rebecca Lock from the Committee on General Scholarships at Harvard University.

The application deadline for the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship is yet to be confirmed.

Selection 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; AND have completed or will complete a first of higher degree at an Australian university; AND are studying for a first or higher degree and will graduate in the academic year 2011-2012; OR have completed a first or higher degree and graduated no earlier than 2007. Please note: persons who graduated before 2007 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; 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.