Fulbright Anne Wexler Masters Scholarships in Public Policy

Applications for the Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarships are now closed and will re-open 1 May 2014.


On 15 August 2009, the Australian Government announced the establishment of a prestigious annual scholarship program to recognise the many contributions by Mrs Anne Wexler for her role in fostering Australian-American relations. The Anne Wexler Scholarships were part of the Australian Government’s Australia Awards Program funded through the Australian Department of Education. This year, we are pleased to announce that the Anne Wexler scholarship has been re-named the Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship and is administered by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission as part of the Fulbright Scholarship program.


The aim of the Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarships is 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 Masters degree in Australia or the United States in an area that supports Mrs Wexler’s binational interests in the field of public policy. These may include key areas such as health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, education, political science, history or governmental relations.

Two Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarships will be awarded annually. One for an Australian citizen to enrol in and complete a full U.S. Masters degree in Public Policy and one for an American (US) citizen to enrol in and complete a full Australian Masters degree in Public Policy.

Scholarship Benefits

The Scholarships package will be awarded for a maximum two year period and be valued at up to AUD 140,000 each. Benefits include:

  • Living, travel, insurance & establishment allowances 
  • National Orientation Program and a Fulbright Presentation Dinner
  • Media and publicity support

For information about eligibility, selection and applications please refer to the Fulbright FAQ page.

Anne Wexler Scholars

Last updated: 5 March 2014