Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships (Harvard)

Scholarship Details

Postgraduate students


Aus Citizen


Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Australia for graduate study in any field at Harvard University during academic year 2022-2023.

Scholarships are awarded to promote scholarly exchange between the United States and the British Commonwealth and fellows are selected on the basis of academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their field.

A Knox Fellowship pays full Harvard tuition and mandatory health insurance fees and provides a stipend sufficient to cover the living expenses of a single Fellow for a 10-month academic year. Knox Fellowship funding is guaranteed for up to two years of study at Harvard for students in degree programs requiring more than one year of study.

Application Opening date: September 2021
Application Closing date: January 2022

  • 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 first or higher degree and will graduate in the academic year 2021-2022; OR have completed a first or higher degree and graduated no earlier than 2017.
    • Please note that persons who graduated before 2017 will not be eligible to apply.
  • No application will be considered from any student already in the United States.
  • Each Knox Fellowship applicant must also submit an Application for Admission directly to the Harvard graduate or professional school of their choice. Knox Fellowships are awarded only to those candidates that gain admission to Harvard as full-time degree-program students. 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).
  • Knox Fellowships are not awarded for undergraduate study or postdoctoral research, nor do they support medical research, post-doctoral research, or any other research appointment. They are not available for online or part-time programs or Executive Education programs. Normally Frank Knox Fellows must be in residence in the Boston/Cambridge area during the first two years of their degree program. (The fellowship will not support students whose programs require extensive field-work during this period.)

How to Apply: 

Students will be required to submit an online application found here - link to the online application will be made available in September 2021. Supplemental materials as part of the online application, include:
  • 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. 

Visit The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship website for detailed information to apply.

Further Information

Please see Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships website for more information about the scholarship and details of how to apply for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Graduates and former UNSW students should apply directly to the Committee on General Scholarships at Harvard University. These applicants should contact Rebecca Lock to inquire about the deadline and procedure:

Rebecca Lock
Committee on General Scholarships
Harvard University
14 Story Street, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 617-496-9367