Fox International Fellowship Program

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The Fox International Fellowship is a graduate student exchange program between Yale University and other world-renowned partner universities including ANU. The Fox International Fellowship Program aims to identify and contribute to the education of outstanding students and identify "citizen scholar ambassadors" who, by virtue of their academic and extracurricular record, can be expected in the future to participate in guiding the world toward a more peaceful order.

A `citizen scholar ambassador` is a student whose research furthers the goal of the fellowship to expand and sustain global civic discourse and who possesses both the ability to communicate with a wider audience and the potential to become a leader in or out of academia. Due to this, the Fox International Fellowship is awarded on account of both the research proposal and the personal leadership qualities of the candidate.  

The Fox Fellowship is a tremendous opportunity to engage in independent research at Yale University, audit classes, attend workshops, network with academics working in your field and join a vibrant Fox Fellowship alumni/ae group. 

Each year one candidate from ANU is sent to reside at Yale and one or more Yale candidates attend the ANU.

The Fellowship period is ten months, beginning in late August each year and ending on May 31st.

Research Project Fields of Focus:

Fox International Fellows undertake an independent research project for an academic year in one of the following areas:

  • Social sciences including political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology and geography
  • Humanities disciplines including philosophy, history and law.


Graduate level students pursuing postgraduate research degrees. The Fox International Fellowship is NOT open to postdoctoral applicants. US citizens are not eligible to apply, unless they have citizenship of another country and have never studied (Undergraduate and Graduate level) in the US.


The Fellowship includes a stipend covering basic living expenses, round trip airfare, housing, health insurance and visa support.

How to apply

A complete application includes:

1. Application form addressing the following:

  • Leadership statement
  • Commitment to being a 'Citizen ambassador'
  • Quality Research Proposal
  • Academic achievement

2. Academic Transcripts

3. Current CV

4. Two recommendation letters

Please send completed applications to

Further information


An ANU selection committee selects up to four candidates to nominate to the Yale Fox Fellowship selection committee. The ANU will adhere to the following eligibility and selection criteria.

Personal characteristics

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to serious research and a capacity for leadership and civic engagement. 

Field of focus.  

Candidates should be engaged in a relevant social science (including political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology and geography) or humanities discipline (including philosophy, history and law). Training in some type of substantive interdisciplinary fields such as business/management, public administration, international relations, environmental policy and public health are especially attractive

Language skills

The candidate's language skills must be sufficient both to succeed in their research project and to engage in the intellectual and social community of the host university. Candidates for the Yale International Fox Fellowships at Yale University must have an excellent command of the English language in conversation, reading and writing.

Research Proposal

Candidates will be given preference for demonstrating excellence in their field of study.

Strength of academic achievement

Demonstrated personal commitment to being a "citizen ambassador"

Selection timeline

ANU applications open: Monday 4 November 2019

ANU applications close: Friday 20 December 2019

ANU nominations to Yale: 13 February 2020

Yale selection process - March 2020

Yale advises successful applicants: mid-April 2020

Information session/seminar

Friday 15 November 2019, 12 noon

Seminar Room, Australian Centre on China in the World #188

Applications for the August 2020 intake will open on Monday 4th November 2019 and will close on Friday 20th December 2019.

Please contact the Graduate Research Office for further information -

To find out more about the nomination process please visit the website:

Basic living expenses, round trip airfare, housing, health insurance and visa support.
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Application periods
4 November – 20 December 2019
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