Fox International Fellowship Program

This financial support is not administered by the University.


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 mid August each year and ending on 31 May.

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

An application for the Fox International Fellowship must include the following:

  • A filled in Application Form (a copy of this form can be downloaded via the 'Apply now (PDF)' button above).
  • Academic Transcripts.
  • Two recommendation letters from faculty members.

Please send completed applications to via email to:

Further information

ANU selection committee

An ANU selection committee selects up to four candidates to nominate to the Yale Fox Fellowship selection committee.

Selection criteria

  1. Personal characteristics: Candidates must demonstrate commitment to serious research and a capacity for leadership and civic engagement.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Research Proposal: Candidates will be given preference for demonstrating excellence in their field of study.

Selection timeline

  • ANU applications open: 1 December 2020.
  • ANU applications close: 6 January 2021.
  • ANU nominations to Yale: 15 February 2021.
  • Yale selection process: March 2021.
  • Yale advises successful applicants: by 19 April 2021.

Please contact the Graduate Research Office via if you have any queries.