Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy (funded by the Department of Education)

Applications are now closed

On 15 August 2009, the Australian Government announced the establishment of a prestigious annual scholarship program to recognise Anne Wexler’s many contributions in fostering Australian-American relations.

This scholarship enables an Australian postgraduate student with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a master’s degree in the U.S. in an area that supports Anne Wexler’s binational interests in the field of public policy, for up to 2 academic years.

Please see the APPLICANT INFORMATION page for general information regarding Fulbright qualities, eligibility requirements, award conditions, interview processes and our FAQ PAGE for answers to commonly asked questions.

Applicants should download the POSTGRADUATE INFORMATION ATTACHMENT for postgraduate-specific information.


The Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship is seeking applicants in the areas of Public Policy. These may include in key areas such as:

  • Health
  • Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Climate change
  • Regional security
  • Education
  • Political science
  • History
  • Governmental relations

Award benefits:

  • Monthly stipend based on the cost of living in the city of the host institution
  • Partial tuition allowance of up to AUD$30,000 per academic year for up to two academic years
  • Round-trip, economy class airfare directly to and from the scholar’s home city and the city of the host institution (capped at AUD$4,000)
  • Establishment allowance (one-time payment)
  • Dependent allowance (one-time payment, if applicable)
  • Assistance with identifying U.S. host institutions via Placement Services
  • Health & Accident Insurance (ASPE) – valued at up to USD$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • Access to established professional networks – alumni and other international collaborative groups
  • Orientation and enrichment opportunities – in Australia and the U.S.
  • Extensive support – from the Commission as well as U.S. organisations
  • Media and publicity support

Additional Information:

Please note that acceptance to a U.S. institution is not required at the time of application. Applicants can include some detail about programs of particular interest, however successful candidates will work with the Institute of International Education’s placement services team to coordinate applications and negotiate fee reductions/waivers. Applicants must be willing to consider up to four institutions.

Applicants should download the POSTGRADUATE INFORMATION ATTACHMENT for postgraduate-specific information.