American Australian Association

Graduate Education Fund

Graduate Education Fund

The American Australian Association (AAA) established its Graduate Education Fund in 2002 to provide much needed financial support and assistance to American and Australian individuals to undertake innovative and transformational Masters, Ph.D. or Postdoctoral study and research in each other’s countries respectively. With more than 900 scholars and alumni and almost US $14 million awarded to date, the AAA is committed to helping advance graduate education, in order to enable our countries most valuable resource – human capital – to unlock creative new solutions to global challenges and improve the quality of life for all citizens.

Graduate Education Scholarships

The Graduate Education Fund provides support of up to US $40,000 to Australian, Indigenous Australian, American and Native American individuals undertaking or planning to undertake full-time Graduate level study (Masters, Ph.D. or Postdoctoral Research) at an accredited educational institution in the country of the other, for a minimum of one-year.

There are two scholarship application rounds offered each year (one in each direction):

Australia to USA: Open for application on January 1 to March 31.
USA to Australia: Open for application on August 1 to September 30.

Scholarship Categories

Multiple scholarship opportunities are offered within the Graduate Education Fund categories below. Please see each category page for more information on the eligibility requirements, application dates and how to apply.

Scholars and Alumni

We are proud to have built an alumni network of scholars eager to continue to deepen and strengthen the American-Australian relationship through educational and intellectual exchange. Many have gone on to become influencers and thought leaders in their fields across the world – working in the government, the private sector and nonprofit organizations.


To make inquiries about these scholarships please contact the AAA Education Manager – | +1 212 338 6860 x 304.