The American Australian Association launched its Education Fund in 2002 and is currently funded largely through monies raised at our Annual Benefit Dinners and through direct corporate sponsorship. The Education Fund was established to support post-graduate study and research between Australia and the United States and is the largest source of privately funded educational Fellowships between the two countries.
The American Australian Association awards fellowships each year to Australians and Americans for advanced research and study in the United States and Australia respectively. The Fellowships build on existing strong social and economic partnerships and foster intellectual exchange between the United States and Australia. To date, over 250 Fellows have received awards totaling over US$6 million to pursue studies in critical fields - from key medical research to sustainability - at top institutions such as MIT, Harvard and Princeton.
The Association has appointed up to 30 fellows annually
A number of the fellowships are generously sponsored by key corporations and patrons
To date, over 250 fellows have received awards totaling over US$6 million to pursue post-graduate studies in critical fields, from medical research to sustainability, at leading academic and research institutions
2014-2015 United States to Australia Fellows
Ian Brennan Villanova University/ Australian National University Research Interest: Phylogeography
Patricia Carroll University of Washington/ Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy and University of Melbourne Research Interest: Radio Astronomy
Patrick Gentry Vanderbilt University/ Monash University Research Interest: Neuropharmacology
Maria Nayfa Duke University/James Cook University Research Interest: Population Genomics
Shana Radford Portland State University/ University of New South Wales Research Interest: International Relations
Hillary Smith Columbia University/ James Cook Univerisity Research Interest: Marine Biology
Stephen Young University of Colorado/University of Queensland Research Interest : Sustainability
The American Australian Association is proud to offer the following fellowships