Frank Knox Memorial Scholarship to Harvard 2021- 2022

Applications open
1 September 2020
Applications close
14 January 2021 - Internal deadline
Payment per year
Stipend - single fellow + tuition fees and health insurance
10 months with possible extension of up to 2 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Type of Scholarship
Study Abroad and Exchange
Travel Scholarships
Available In
All Faculties
Available To

Knox Fellowships to Harvard 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 degree and will graduate in the academic year 2020-2021; OR have completed a degree and graduated no earlier than 2016.

Note. People who have graduated before 2016 will not be eligible to apply. Students already in the United States are also ineligible to apply.

Students who have graduated earlier than 2020 should apply directly with the Committee on General Scholarships (CGS) via our online portal. These applicants should contact Rebecca Lock at to inquire about the deadline and procedure.

Knox Fellowships include:

  • tuition and health insurance fees
  • stipend, which is sufficient to cover living expenses of a single fellow for a ten-month academic year. Recipients who are admitted to a Harvard degree program that requires multiple years of study are guaranteed two years of Knox funding, provided they remain in good academic standing.

The Frank Knox Fellowship application is separate from the application for admission to one of the Harvard University schools. Applicants for the Frank Knox Fellowship must also apply for and gain admission to one of the graduate or professional schools at Harvard University as full-time degree students.

Applications for admission must be submitted to the appropriate school according to the deadlines established at that school. The awarding of a fellowship is contingent upon the applicant gaining admission to the Harvard school of choice. Admission to the University does not guarantee a fellowship award. Please visit the Frank Knox website for full details.

Find out more about applying for a Frank Knox Memorial Scholarship

The University of Adelaide is required to submit all collated applications to the Frank Knox Fellowship Committee.  Therefore applications (preferably typewritten or neatly hand-written, must be submitted to the Adelaide Graduate Centre on the prescribed form with all requested attachments, including two confidential letters of recommendation by the internal closing date of 14 January 2021.


University of Adelaide student wins prestigious 2019 Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship

Thomas Brown, 2019 Frank Knox Memorial Fellow
Thomas Brown, 2019 Frank Knox Memorial Fellow

Thomas completed a Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Science, and B.A. in Economics, Politics and International Relations, both at the University of Adelaide.

Thomas is passionate about addressing the serious health and educational inequalities that exist for young children globally. He spent four years in Indonesia working on a range of health and education programs as a research analyst with the World Bank and the manager of a grassroots NGO.

At Harvard Kennedy School he intends to deepen his knowledge of economics and policy-making in developing countries to find innovative solutions to complex human capital challenges, undertaking a Master of Administration, International Development.