Fulbright – Anne Wexler Scholarships for Australian and American – 2014

CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2013

Brief Description:

The Anne Wexler Scholarships is offered to American (US) citizen and Australian citizen to enroll in and complete a full Masters degree in Public Policy. This international scholarships aimed to grow Australian-American educational linkages by building the network of public policy experts and to encourage ongoing policy exchange between both countries.

The scholarship will enable Australian and U.S. postgraduate students with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a Master’s degree in Australia or the United States in an area that supports Mrs Wexler’s binational interests in the field of public policy.

Study in: US or Australia
Host Institution: University in US or Australia
Course Level: Masters Degree
Course Starts: January 2014

Field of Study(s):

These field of public policy studies include key areas such as health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, political science, history or governmental relations.

Number of Awards:

 There are two Wexler Scholarships to be awarded annually.

fulbright international scholarships - for australia americanEligibility:

  • Nationality: Candidates must be Australian / U.S. citizens by birth or naturalization and whose permanent residence is in Australia / U.S. Evidence of citizenship must be supplied with the applications (eg birth certificates or biodata page of passport).
  • Candidates hold undergraduate academic record which meets admission requirements to an Australian / U.S. Masters program.
  • Candidates must be resident in Australia at the time of application and that they be available for an interview. All Wexler Scholars must be available to attend Fulbright functions in Australia including the Fulbright Presentation Dinner and Orientation Program held annually in March and State Receptions in April and May prior to their departure to the U.S.
  • Candidates must have been a full time resident in Australia / U.S. for at least two years at time of application.
  • Short-listed candidates must be available to attend an interview by video conference or similar.
  • Successful candidates will be required to pass a medical examination at their own expense before a Scholarship offer can be finalized.
  • Wexler Scholars cannot be in receipt of other scholarships which fund a Master’s degree program.

 Selection criteria:

  • High academic and professional merit: Applicants must have a record of achievement in their chosen field, such as academic record, publications, professional recognition or presentations.
  • Scholarship proposal need to be feasible and relevant to the interests of the applicant, and Australia and the U.S.
    Proposals should:

    • Outline the study program and or research project
    • Define and outline goals of the project and their significance to Australian and United States interests and its institutions in achieving these goals
    • Define the relevance and value of the program to further the mutual understanding and relationships between the United States and Australia
    • Outline potential outcomes
    • Define the potential benefits to the applicant’s institution, employer and/or profession
    • Outline how results and/or outcomes will be disseminated
    • Outline the long term links that may be established at a personal, or professional level.
  • Candidates must demonstrate their willingness to adjust successfully to life in the U.S.
  • Candidates must demonstrate their leadership potential by outline their ability to promote mutual understanding between Australia and the United States.
  • Applications will be reviewed by an expert multi-disciplinary selection committee established by the Fulbright Commission. Short-listed candidates will be required to attend an interview. Final approval will be by the bi-national Anne Wexler Scholarship Board.

What does it cover:

The Anne Wexler Scholarships package will be awarded for a maximum two year period. It valued at up AUD 140,000 each which include:

  • Living, travel, insurance & establishment allowances
  • National Orientation Program and a Fulbright Presentation Dinner
  • Enrichment Seminars in the United States with international Fulbright Scholars
  • Distinguished professional network with U.S. and Australian Fulbright Alumni Associations
  • A support agency in the U.S. that assists with visas, events, and networks
  • Media and publicity support

How to apply:

Download the application form and referee form from the links below.

Further information and application: