2018 APPLICATIONS CLOSED Australian Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy

Sponsored by the Department of Education and Training, Australian Government

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

Find out more about Anne Wexler

This scholarship enables an Australian postgraduate student with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a two-year Master’s degree in the U.S. in an area that supports Wexler’s binational interests in the field of public policy.


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

Scholarship Entitlements

  • Monthly stipend for up to two years
  • Generous international travel entitlement
  • Some tuition fees (capped)
  • Health coverage under Medicare (Scholar only)
  • Health and Accident Insurance (ASPE) to maximum of US$100,000 (student only)
  • Access to Fulbright Alumni in the US and Australia for social and professional networking
  • Support from the Fulbright Commission to assist with administration, visas and general enquiries.
  • Dependents of scholars who will be enrolled in the Australian public school system in grades K-12 may have tuition fees waived.
  • To access specific funding amounts for 2019/20 please download the Scholarships Budget 2019. Please note the budget is provided as a guide only and is subject to change.

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.

To apply for this scholarship opportunity, please apply through the Fulbright Foreign Student program application portal. You will automatically be considered in the general Postgraduate pool, however you will also need to indicate on your application that you wish to be additionally considered for the Fulbright Anne Wexler award.

Postgraduate applicants should download the attachment for additional information.

How Do I Apply?

  • Prior to applying, applicants need to read the Eligibility & Conditions section of the Australian Applicants page.
  • Applications must be completed and submitted via the online portal (see below for instructions and access). Applications emailed or posted to the Commission cannot be considered.
  • To discuss your application aspirations with someone in your area, please consider reaching out to one of our Campus Advisers.
  • Please download the Australian Applicant checklist to include with your application.

Postgraduate Applicants:

Click here to check your eligibility status and begin your application.
Please also download the 2018-19 Student instructions.