American Australian Association: Australia to USA Graduate Education Scholarships

The American Australian Association is the leading privately funded non-profit organisation dedicated to deepening and strengthening cooperation and understanding between the institutions and people of the United States and Australia. The Association's "Graduate Education Scholarships" are available to Australians who will benefit from doing advanced research or study in the USA in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Sustainability and Medicine. The American Australian Association also provides funding for Arts research and for indigenous students to travel and further their careers. For the full range of scholarships and awards on offer see the "Variations of this scholarship link", below.

Applications open

1 Jan 2022

Last day for applications

15 Mar 2022
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $60,000

Applicable study areas

Agriculture, animal studies, food science and veterinary science; Architecture, building and planning; Engineering; Environment and natural resources; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare; Music; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television; Sciences and mathematics

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 10

  • "The American Australian Association's Graduate Education Scholarship allowed me to study methods to explore the intersection of clinical medicine, health policy and economics under the guidance of the internationally renowned faculty at Cornell University. As a result, I am now able to pursue a research career funded through the highly-competitive National Institute of Health."
    Read Dr Arnab Ghosh's story
  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • All AUS to USA applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (dual citizens or permanent residents are not eligible).
    • Applicants must have a formal letter of offer into the accredited institution, program or course, in the country of the other, at the time of application.
    • Applicants must be conducting research or studying within the fields supported.
    • Applicants must be studying at Graduate-level or above (Masters, Ph.D. or Postdoctoral Research).
    • Applicants may already have commenced their studies in the USA, but must have at least one-year of full-time study left at the time of application.

    For further information see the "Scholarships" section in the American Australian Association's web page for "Specialty Field Scholarships".

  • Application process

    Applications are submitted online at the American Australian Association website.

    Applicants must make their own arrangements for USA university affiliation and have a confirmed placement at the time of application. Applicants may already be in the USA and enrolled in a program at the time of application.

    For enquiries, please use the Association's contact form.

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  • When will I know the outcome?

    A short list of applicants will be contacted to undertake an interview with management of the American Australian Association. These interviews will be conducted by video conference in June of each year.

  • Variations of this scholarship

    The American Australian Association offer a suite of scholarships and grants grouped into three Funds.

    Graduate Education Fund:

    Specialty Field Scholarships

    • "Australia to USA" Graduate Education Scholarships (support the fields of STEM, Medicine and Sustainability). Up to 10 awarded per year, each with a value of up to US$40,000.
    • "USA to Australia" Graduate Education Scholarships (support the fields of STEM, Medicine and Sustainability). Up to 10 awarded per year, each with a value of up to US$40,000.
    • "Sustainable Health Care Funding Scholarship". Supports health care funding/health economics. One awarded in each direction per year, with a value of up to US$40,000.
    • "Wildfire Research Scholarship". One awarded each way (Australia-USA and USA-Australia), each with a value of up to US$40,000.

    Journalism Scholarships

    • "David Nason Journalism Scholarship". Supports a journalist or a journalism student. One awarded in each direction per year, with a value of up to US$20,000.

    Indigenous Scholarships

    • "Lisa Fox Indigenous Scholarship". Supports all fields. One awarded in each direction per year, with a value of up to US$40,000.
    • "Aurora Indigenous Scholarships". Supports all fields. 2 awarded in the Australia to USA direction per year, each with a value of up to US$40,000.

    Arts Fund:

    All Artistic Discipline Grants

    • "Arts Fund Grants". Supports any form of artistic development and all artistic fields. Up to 20 awarded per year in either direction, each with a value of up to US$5,000.

    Specialty Field Scholarships

    • American Australian Association / American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia "AusArt Scholarship". Supports full-time artistic development at an accredited USA educational institution. One awarded with a value of up to US$30,000.
    • "Australian Fashion Foundation Scholarships". Supports a 6 month fashion internship in the USA. 2 awarded per year in the Australia to USA direction, each with a value of up to US$20,000.
    • "Australian Screen Forum Scholarship". Supports a film maker on a 3-6 month exchange on USA film set. One awarded per year in the Australia to US direction, with a value of up to US$10,000.

    Indigenous Scholarships

    • "Indigenous Art Grant". One awarded to undertake artistic development in any art field in the USA, with a value up to $US10,000.
    • "Arts Fund Grants". Supports any form of artistic development and all artistic fields. Up to 20 awarded per year in either direction, each with a value of up to US$5,000.

    Veterans’ Fund:

    Undergraduate Scholarships

    • "Veterans’ Fund Undergraduate Scholarships". Supports American and Australian veterans to study in any disciplinary field, in the country of the other, with a value of up to US$40,000.

    Graduate Scholarships

    • "Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships". Supports American and Australian veterans to study in any disciplinary field, in the country of the other, with a value of up to US$40,000.
    • "Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship". Supports disabled veterans, wounded or injured in a service-related event, at graduate-level in all fields. One awarded in each direction per year, with a value of up to US$40,000.
    • "Incitec Pivot Limited Scholarship and Internship". Supports graduate-level study in fields of mining, engineering, chemical engineering and business management/leadership, with an additional internship opportunity at IPL Business). One awarded in each direction per year, with a value of up to US$40,000.

    Indigenous Scholarships

    • "Veterans’ Fund Undergraduate Scholarships". Supports American and Australian indigenous veterans pursuing or planning to pursue undergraduate study in any disciplinary field, in the country of the other. Multiple offered in either direction, with a value of US$40,000 each.
    • "Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships". Supports American and Australian indigenous veterans pursuing or planning to pursue to Graduate-level (study or research in any disciplinary field, in the country of the other. Multiple offered in either direction, with a value of US$40,000 each.

What are the benefits?

A stipend of up to US$40,000 for 1 year. The scholarship can be used in conjunction with any other funding resources.

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