Applications for the Fulbright-Anne Wexler Master's Scholarship in Public Policy are now open for both Australian and US citizens. Closing date for Australians is 1 August 2014. Closing date for Americans is 14 October 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 and co-branded as the' Fulbright-Anne Wexler Scholarship' and is administered by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission as part of its 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 two year 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. 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 two year U.S. Master's degree in Public Policy
One for an American (US) citizen to enrol in and complete a two year Australian Master's degree in Public Policy.
- Examples of degrees in Australia for the Fulbright-Anne Wexler Master’s Scholarship in Public Policy
- Further details for American candidates are available on the IIE US Student website
The Scholarship package is a generous one and will be awarded for a maximum two year period and be valued at up to AUD 140,000 each. Benefits include:
- Living, travel & establishment allowances
- Tuition fees (up to a set limit)
- National Orientation Program and a Fulbright Presentation Dinner
- Enrichment Seminars in the United States and Australia 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
- For Australians, ASPE medical insurance of up to AUD 100,000 (for the Scholar only). For Americans access to Medicare.
For more information please download the flyer and about eligibility, selection and applications please refer to the Fulbright FAQ page.
Anne Wexler Scholars
- Media release announcing the inaugural Wexler Scholars
- 2011 Anne Wexler Australian Scholar: Ms Caroline Adler
- 2011 Anne Wexler U.S. Scholar: Ms Katherine Thurber
- 2012 Anne Wexler Australian Scholar:Ms Eleanor Wood
- 2013 Anne Wexler Australian Scholar:Ms Melanie Poole
- 2014 Anne Wexler Australian Scholar:Mr Luke Bo'sher
- 2014 Anne Wexler U.S. Scholar:Ms Molly Jones
Last updated: 5 March 2014