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Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships for Study at Harvard University 2014 - 2015 - Closed

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships for Study at Harvard University 2014 - 2015 is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships were established at Harvard University in honour of the late Frank Knox, who served as Secretary of the U.S. Navy in the 1940s and who 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 one of Harvard University’s ten graduate or professional schools. Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Australia for graduate study in any field at Harvard University during academic year 2014 - 2015. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their field.

Student type
  • Current Students
  • Future Students
Faculty
  • Curtin Business School
  • Science & Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Health Sciences
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Postgraduate Coursework
Specifically for
  • Curtin students wanting to study overseas
Gender

Both

Nationality
  • Australian Citizen
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded

3

Value

Knox Fellowships include tuition and health insurance fees plus a 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 candidate's application for admission to one of the Harvard University schools. Applicants for the Frank Knox Fellowship must apply for and gain admission to one of the graduate or professional schools at Harvard University as full-time degree students, or as permitted by certiain Harvard schools, as full-time, non-degree Special 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.

Eligibility 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 or higher degree at an Australian university; and
  • are studying for a degree and will graduate in the academic year 2013 - 2014; OR have completed a degree and graduated no earlier than 2009.  Person who graduated before 2009 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 postdoctoral research at Harvard University. No application will be considered from any student already in the United States.

Candidates from all fields of study are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to degree seeking candidates.

How to apply

Application process

Information about the fellowship and application materials can be found at: www.frankknox.harvard.edu
The Frank Knox Fellowship application is separate from the candidate's application for admission to one of the Harvard University schools.  Applications for admission must be submitted to the appropriate school according to the deadlines established at that school.   Admission to the University does not guarantee a fellowship award.

A complete Frank Knox Fellowship application should include:

  • A completed and Signed Fellowship application Form: www.frankknox.harvard.edu/aust.html
  • CV
  • Short essay of no more than 1000 words, which provides an account of the applicant's academic pursuits, intellectual interests, extra-cirrucular 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 futrue career plans
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts
  • Two confidential letters of recommendations

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel using the following criteria:

  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Strong personal characteristics of the candidate
  • Evience of future leadership potential in their chosen field

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO:

Curtin University

Scholarships Office

Student Central

Building 101, Level 1

GPO Box U1987

Perth WA 6845

Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Students who have graduated and are no longer affiliated with Curtin University may submit their application directly to the Committee on General Scholarships at Harvard University. These applicants should contact Rebecca Lock to enquire about the deadline and procedure. For further information, please contact:

Rebecca Lock

Assistant Director

Committee on General Scholarships

Harvard University

Phone: +1 617 496 5042

Email: rbauerlock@fas.harvard.edu

 

Need more information?

Enquiries

Scholarships Office

Email: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

Telephone: (08) 9266 2992

Fax: (08) 9266 3279

Frequently Asked questions: 

https://askcurtin.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/scholarship

Further information

For more information about this scholarship, please go to: www.frankknox.harvard.edu/aust.html

Application closes on 13 December 2013.  Late applicatons will not be accepted.

 

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