Applications Open for 2013 US to Australia Fellowships

AAA_logoThe American Australian Association is currently accepting applications for its US to Australia Fellowship Program. The program offers fellowships for up to AU$40,000 to American researchers or students wishing to undertake advanced research or study in Australia. The Fellowships are intended to support part of the costs of one year of research or study in Australia.

Through these Educational Fellowships, the Association encourages intellectual collaboration and innovation, building on the strong social and economic partnerships between Australia and the United States.

Fields of study/research supported by the fellowships includes:

  • Medicine
  • Life sciences (particularly in oceanography/marine sciences and stem cell research)
  • Sustainability
  • Pediatrics
  • Engineering

The University of Queensland has partnered with the American Australian Association to support an incoming student conducting advanced post graduate research. Applicants may apply for a fellowship in any field of study at UQ, including the fields of study mentioned above. Learn about UQ’s many research strengths at


General Requirements and Application Information

  • Applicant’s research or study must be at graduate or postgraduate level.
  • Applicants must be accepted into an Australian educational institution for full time study.
  • Applicants must have American citizenship or be a permanent resident of the USA.

Deadline: October 15, 2013.

Review the online application instructions, and then apply online.

Enquiries may be directed to


About the American Australian Association Education Fund

To date, over 150 Fellows have received awards totaling over US$4.5 million to pursue studies in critical fields – from key medical research to sustainability – at top institutions in the US and Australia such as MIT, Harvard, Columbia, Australian National University and the Universities of Queensland and Victoria.

Proceeds from the Association’s Annual Benefit Dinner go towards building the Fellowship along with generous sponsorship by the Association’s Corporate Members.

William Hatleberg, 2012 UQ USA to Australia Fellow

“I am ultimately interested in pursuing a PhD in evolutionary developmental biology. The UQ-American Australian Association fellowship will provide me with additional research experience (and a valuable introduction to developmental biology) that will ultimately help me achieve my master’s at UQ studying the origins of animal complexity in sea sponges.

“In addition to getting the chance to work in one of the leading evolutionary developmental biology labs and gaining valuable research experience, I am very excited to get the opportunity to work in Australia. I am also very excited to be able to work in such close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. Because of my passion for marine aquariums (specifically the biology and husbandry of corals and reef invertebrates), I am really looking forward to the field work on the reef, and getting the chance to work with a really fascinating species that is only found on in Australia.”


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