Fox International Fellowship at Yale University

The Fox International Fellowship is a graduate student exchange program between Yale University and other world-renowned partner universities including ANU. Fox International Fellows are selected for their potential to become leaders in fields that are policy significant, historically informed, and socially meaningful.

The Fox Fellowship is a tremendous opportunity to engage in research at world-renowned academic institutions and join a vibrant Fox Fellowship alumni/ae group. 

Each year one or more candidates from ANU are sent to reside at Yale and one or more Yale candidates attend the ANU. The Fellowship period is ten months and begins in late August each year. The Fellowship includes a stipend covering basic living expenses, round trip airfare, housing, health insurance and visa support.

In the short term, each Fox Fellow is expected to contribute to the academic and social life of the Fox exchange partner university. In the long term, each Fox Fellow is expected to have a positive impact upon the world and participate in national and international decision-making processes.

Research Project Fields of Focus:

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

  • International Relations and Global Affairs
  • Law
  • Environmental Policy
  • Public Health
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Business, Finance, and Management
  • Contemporary History


HDR candidates and graduating master's level students are eligible. Additionally, in exceptional cases final year students (of distinction) undertaking a bachelor degree level program will be considered. Note postdoctoral candidates are not eligible. 

Selection Process

An ANU selection committee selects up to four candidates to nominate to the Yale Fox Fellowship selection committee who makes the final decision based on the following criteria:

●    Quality of research proposal
●    Strength of academic achievement
●    Character and demonstrated leadership potential
●    Demonstrated personal commitment to being a "citizen ambassador"

Application details

Further details and application materials for any interested students are available from the Office of the Dean, Higher Degree Research.

Applications for the August 2019 intake will open in mid-October and will close on the 14th December 2018. ANU applicants will be notified of their status by February with successful applicants being notified by Yale in approximately mid-April. Applications typically consist of a completed Yale Fox Fellowship application form, a CV, two academic recommendation letters, and transcripts.  

Yale Fox Fellow Seminar

To hear first-hand from our most recent Fox Fellow (Caroline Compton from the College of Law) please attend the Yale Fox Fellow Seminar on Monday the 29th of October 2018. Seats are limited so please register your attendance via Eventbrite