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

Applications are now closed

About the Award

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.

Available awards:
  • Master’s degree-seeking candidates: 1-2 academic years
Available disciplines:

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



Specific to this award:
  • Must propose a program of study in public policy.
General criteria for all Fulbright Awards:
  • Must be an Australian citizen.
  • Must not be a dual citizen of the U.S.
  • Must be residing in Australia at the time of application (exceptions may apply – please see link below).
  • Must not have already commenced this degree or project in the U.S.
  • Must not have held a J1 or J2 visa in the 24 months before program commences.
  • Must hold an undergraduate degree.*
  • Acceptance to a U.S. institution is not required at the time of application.**

* Applicants may be in their final year of study if applying for a postgraduate degree award. Must complete their undergraduate degree before commencing their program.
** Successful degree-seeking 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.

For more details on eligibility criteria, please view this page.


Award Benefits

  • Monthly stipend for 1-2 academic years for an individual based on the current approved MMR.
  • Partial tuition allowance (subject to funding availability, specified at time of offer)
  • 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).
  • Settling-in allowance.
  • A limited Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE) Health Benefits Plan, designed by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Seven Corners, Inc. Please note this plan is NOT an insurance policy.
  • Orientation and networking opportunities.
  • Support from the Commission prior to and during program.


About the Funder

The Department of Education

This award is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Education.