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United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered.


U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through

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Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.


1 Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
February Start
Grant Length
12-24 Months
Award Type
Open Study/Research
Specialized Grant Types
  • Arts
  • Science/Public Health
  • Environmental
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
  • Yes
Award Profile

In 2009, the Australian Government established an annual scholarship program to recognize the many contributions by Mrs. Anne Wexler in fostering Australian-American relations. The aim of the Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy is to grow Australian-American educational linkages by building a network of public policy experts and to encourage ongoing policy exchange between both countries. The award will enable U.S. students with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a master's degree in Australia in a key area of public policy such as health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, education, political science, history, or government relations. 

Grant Length
12-24 Months
Grant Period
February Start

* 1 to 2 years 

Students will undertake full-time master's degree study and will commence their grants in February 2026 (July 2025 in some cases - by approval only.)

In-Country Orientation

Fulbright offers an in-person Orientation program in late February. 

Candidate Profile

Fulbright Australia has a preference for applicants who have not received a previous Fulbright award.

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

Life as a Fulbright Scholar in Australia is a dynamic fusion of academic excellence and cultural immersion. From the sun-kissed shores of Sydney to the rugged landscapes of the Outback, each day brings new adventures. Engaging with top-notch scholars and researchers broadens perspectives while fostering intellectual growth. Embracing the laid-back Aussie lifestyle, weekends might include surfing at Bondi Beach or exploring the ancient wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. The vibrant multicultural atmosphere encourages collaboration and understanding, enriching both academic pursuits and personal experiences. With every moment spent in Australia, our Fulbright Scholars discover the beauty of diversity and the boundless possibilities of exploration.

Your adventure awaits Down Under!

Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
6 Months
Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

Applicants must select "Anne Wexler-Public Policy" in the Award Name field of the application.

Candidates who are recommended for final review by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission may be contacted for 20-30 minute interviews via video conferencing.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start

Candidates are not required to have secured affiliation at the time of application but should include some discussion on their ideal top 1-3 institution(s)/degree program(s) in the statement of grant purpose. Securing admission at an institution is the responsibility of the applicant after the results of their Fulbright application has been announced.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition covered in grant benefits

The Fulbright-Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy will pay up to AUD$35,000 per year in tuition fees for one or two years. If total tuition fees exceed this amount the difference will have to be paid by the awardee. The Commission can assist the award recipient by requesting fee waivers for amounts above the allotted tuition allowance. Waivers are at the complete discretion of the host institution.

Award Benefits
  • A stipend broadly based on the cost of living in the host country. These funds may be used by the grantee to support housing, meals, and incidental costs during the grant period.
  • International travel benefits
  • Accident & sickness health benefits
  • 24/7 mental health support line for urgent and non-urgent situations
  • 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government
Stipend Amount

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

$3,750 monthly stipend amount in
$ [Australian Dollar]

up to 24 months

One-Time Allowances

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

International travel allowance:  AUD$4,000

Additional Grant Benefits
  • Health insurance (in addition to ASPE)

An additional allowance of AUD$4,000 is also available to assist with the cost of private health insurance (if required by the candidate's host institution).

Estimated Cost of Living

Consider using cost of living comparison websites to gain a better understanding of the potential costs in your host country.

Dependent financial support is NOT available

Dependents (spouse and/or children under 18) are eligible on the required visa for entry into Australia.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fields of Study

The Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship is seeking applicants in the areas of Public Policy. These may include in key areas such as: Climate Change, Government Relations, Education, Energy, Health, History, Political Science, Regional Security, and Sustainability. 

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Scholarships Team :