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.

Memorial Women Grant 2014

AFGW – Beryl Henderson Memorial Grant – 2014

The Beryl Henderson Foundation and the Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW) offer a grant of up to $1500 to assist in completion of a research project being undertaken by a female student or researcher in an Australian University. The purpose of the grant is to assist with practical aspects of research, such as board and lodging as intra-or interstate travel to consult library sources, or to consult with research collaborators.

Grant OverviewMemorial Grant

The Beryl Henderson Memorial Grant is offered every second year to a female student or researcher in an Australian university to assist in the completion of a research project. The grant is made to honour the memory of Beryl Henderson (1897-1990), a leading women’s rights campaigner in Britain, Israel and later in Australia. Women students in any branch of learning may apply. Selection will be based on merit but research focusing on issues related to the rights and welfare of women and children will be viewed favourably.

For further information about the grant, please click here. For further enquires, please contact AFGW directly.

Applications for the grant will reopen in June of 2014.

Selection Criteria
Women who are enrolled in Honours IV or postgraduate programs in Australian tertiary institutions, or embarked on research work with publications in Australia in view.

China Scholarship 2014

china scholarshipAustCham China Scholarship – 2014

The AustCham China Scholarship is an initiative of AustCham Beijing, developed in response to Australia’s growing economic, cultural and political relationship with China. The scholarship is designed for students who have a long term passion for strengthening this relationship through their business or cultural pursuits.

Scholarship Overview

The purpose of the AustCham China Scholarship is to provide a comprehensive career development platform for Australians with a passion for developing a career in China or with a China focus. For these individuals the programme has been tailored to provide maximum industry exposure, networking and learning opportunities on a professional, cultural and personal level. A typical candidate will be in their final year of studies (or have recently graduated) and have undertaken China focused work experience or academic studies.

The AustCham China Scholarship is not like a regular scholarship. Unlike most academic scholarships it does not provide a fixed monetary amount to fund tuition or research costs. As a recipient of the AustCham China Scholarship, one will receive the following:

A paid full time graduate traineeship for a minimum of 9 months in China
Mandarin language training
Return flights to China
A mentor
Full access to AustCham Beijing’s professional business network including sponsorship to attend industry events and seminars
Logistical support including airport pickup and accommodation assistance
For further information about the scholarship and the application process, please click here. For any other enquiries, please contact the AustCham China Scholarship administers.

Applications for the 2014 AustCham China Scholarship will be accepted early 2013. Please check back for details.

Selection Criteria
Applicants must: *be an Australian Citizen; *have completed their Bachelors Degree by commencement of work placement; *be able to demonstrate academic and working interest in the Chinese economy and culture; *be willing to work in China for a minimum of 12 months with the possibility of staying on longer; *have a minimum of a High credit (70+) average or can demonstrate exceptional commitment to China Australia Bilateral relations through work experience, language study or Chinese university studies. Please refer to the AustCham China Scholarship website for more details on selection criteria.

Rotary Peace Fellowship 2014

Rotary Peace Fellowship – 2014

The Rotary Peace Centers program is intended for individuals who have chosen a career in international relations, peace, and conflict resolution to pursue master studies. For example, individuals active in journalism, civil service, non-governmental organisations, diplomacy, mediation work, and the military may be strong candidates for the Rotary Peace Fellowships.

Fellowship Overview

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. The Rotary Peace Fellowship provides funding for tuition and fees; room and board; round-trip transportation; and internship or field study expenses. Tenure is one to two years.

For more information on the scholarship and the application process, please click here. For further enquiries, please contact Rotary Centers for International Peace


Applications for the 2014 Rotary Peace Fellowship close 1 July, 2013.

Selection Criteria
Fellows must have a demonstrated commitment (no less than 3 years’ experience) to peace and international understanding through their professional and academic achievements and/or professional and community service activities. Individuals who have been ‘in the line of fire’ helping resolve community or international conflicts make ideal candidates. Candidates must be proficient in more than 1 language, including the language of study, and be applying to attend a centre outside the home country. The award of the fellowship is dependent on acceptance to the degree program at the nominated centre.

Travel Grant 2014

Grant TravelANU Bhati Family Travel Grant – 2014

The Bhati Family Travel Grant assists with airfares and travel expenses related to travelling to India for research purposes.

Grant Overview

This year-long grant will assist current Australian National University (ANU) students from any discipline to undertake research for which they need to travel to India. The aim of this grant is to create a better understanding and knowledge of Australia in India and/or a better understanding and knowledge of India in Australia. It is valued at $2,330 and is to be used to assist with airfares and travel expenses.

The successful candidate will be chosen based on the following:

Merit of application;
Proposed output of the research to be conducted in India;
Applicant’s academic record to date; and
Any other information made available to the Selection Committee.
For more information on the grant and the application process, please click here. For further enquires, please contact the ANU Coursework Scholarship Officer, Fees and Scholarships Office.

Applications for the 2013 Bhati Family Travel Grant have now closed. Applications will reopen in 2013 ready for the 2014 Grant.

Selection Criteria
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that travelling to India is vital to their research, and that the output of the research will contribute to a better understanding and knowledge of any aspect of Australia in India or vice versa. Selection is based on the proposed output of the research and academic merit.

Australien Women Grant 2014

afgwAustralian Fellowship of Graduate Women – 6-12 Month PhD Research Grant – 2014

Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW) is the national voice of graduate women working for the advancement and well-being of women and girls through education. They offer the AFGW Fellowship every second year to women students in any branch of learning.

Grant Overview

The AFGW Fellowship is available to women graduates who are Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia and are enrolled for a PhD degree by research in any Australian university. The funds are to be used for a specific project or purpose for PhD research in any field. The grant enables the successful applicant to fund a specific project for PhD research in any field. The AFGW Fellowship is for 6 to 12 months of work and is intended to enhance the original research on which a postgraduate applicant is already engaged. It is offered for the second and subsequent years of a doctoral program. First year doctoral students and applicants just beginning their research are not eligible.

Conditions of the Fellowship

Within six months of concluding the work undertaken under the tenure of the fellowhsip or grant, the recipient must submit a written report on the work accomplished. The financial assistance given by the AFGW must be acknowledged in any published material embodying the results of the work carried out.

The guidlines and application form will next be available here in December 2013.

Selection Criteria
The selection criteria for all AFGW scholarships comprises the following: academic merit; motivation for research, study or training; originality and feasibility of proposed plan of research, study or training; plan for which the Fellowship or Grant will be used; extent to which the specialized knowledge and skills to be acquired will further the applicant’s career; extent to which the specialised knowledge and skills to be acquired will be of benefit to the community; anticipated employment or activity after completion of the research, study or training; evidence that the applicant has achieved a satisfactory level of research or study progress by having successfully completed the first year of the post-first degree study or research. Please refer to the link above in December 2013 for guidelines and details on the application process for AFGW Fellowship 2014.