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American Australian fellowship open to Harvard students

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The American Australian Association (AAA) recently announced that it is sponsoring its second year of United States to Australia Fellowships. The program will provide up to four awards totaling $80,000 to outstanding American students to pursue graduate and postdoctoral studies and research in life and ocean sciences, medicine, engineering, or mining at top Australian universities and research institutions. Harvard students are encouraged to apply.

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These awards, which include airfare, complement the existing Australia to United States Fellowships, which have provided seven Australian nationals an opportunity to study in the United States this year. Awards will be given to applicants who can demonstrate both “academic excellence and potential for new developments in their chosen fields of study.” Applicants who are focused on life and ocean sciences, climate-related studies, or resource sustainability in mining, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31 by 5 p.m. A selection committee will interview short-listed candidates in December, and winners will be notified in January 2006.

Founded in 1948, the AAA is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States devoted to relations between the United States and Australia and New Zealand. The association has an active program of corporate, educational, economic, cultural, and social activities.