Frank Knox Fellowships at Harvard University

Sponsor: Harvard University

Submission Deadline

21st October

Field(s) of Study


Award Amount

Tuition & fees + stipend of at least $32,000


The President and Fellows of Harvard College have announced that Fellowships provided by Mrs Annie Reid Knox for the Frank Knox Memorial will be made available to enable students from the United Kingdom to study at Harvard University. The value of each Fellowship is at least $32,000 for living costs plus full tuition and health insurance fee per year. Recipients who are admitted to a Harvard degree program requiring multiple years of study are guaranteed two years of Knox funding, provided they remain in good academic standing. Degree candidates in their third year and beyond are eligible to apply for additional support. Recipients who are admitted to one-year degree programs or as Special Students or Visiting Fellows will, ordinarily, be guaranteed funding for one year. The Fellowships advertised in the United Kingdom are open to British citizens (at the time of application), normally resident in the UK, who • are studying for a first or higher degree at a UK university and will graduate in the academic year 2020-21; OR • are a UK-registered PhD student hoping for an additional year as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard; OR • have completed a first or higher degree at a UK university and graduated most recently no earlier than 2016. Please note that persons who graduated from their most recent degree before 2016 will not be eligible to apply. Frank Knox Fellowships do not support medical research, post-doctoral research, or any other research appointment. Frank Knox Fellows normally must be in residence in the Cambridge/Boston area for the entire academic year(s) during the first two years of their degree program. (The fellowships will not support students whose programs require extensive field-work during this period.) Frank Knox Fellowships are not available for part-time programs or Executive Education programs. No application will be considered from any student already in the United States. In accordance with the Deed of Gift, special regard will be given to personal qualities. The Deed states: “Candidates will be selected on the basis of future promise of leadership. Strength of character, keen mind, a balanced judgment, and devotion to the democratic ideal will be the qualities borne in mind in making the final selection. The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships were established in the conviction that co-operation between the British Commonwealth and the United States of America based on an informed and understanding contact of the peoples of these two great countries is an essential to international peace.” The UK Frank Knox Fellowship competition is administered by the Kennedy Memorial Trust. For enquiries contact the email address below.

Other Criteria

Knox Fellowship applicants should register on the website and complete the online application. This consists of an educational and professional history, contact details for two referees, and a 1,000 word personal statement giving an account of the candidate’s academic pursuits, general activities and intellectual interests, plus reasons for wishing to study in the United States and for the choice of course and institution, along with plans for the future. Applications for Fellowships tenable in 2021-22 close on 21st October 2020. Interviews will take place in January 2021 and awards made post-interview are provisional, pending admission to Harvard. Knox Fellowship applicants must APPLY SEPARATELY to Harvard for admission to their programme(s) of choice. Knox Fellowships do not carry automatic admission. Please check relevant programme application deadlines (typically mid-December to early January) and any admissions requirements such as the GRE or other standardised test.

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More Award Details

Number of AwardsUp to 5
Host InstitutionHarvard University
IncludesKnox Fellowships provide full tuition and fees at Harvard University, plus a stipend of at least $32,000 (which is subject to US taxation).
Nationality RequiredBritish
Host CountriesUnited States
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