The scholarship is named after Dr Claire Clark. Dr Clark completed a Bachelor and Masters in International Relations at University of Queensland. She received her PhD in International Relations from University of Melbourne in 1969. In 1973, Dr Clark moved to Canberra to take up a role at the Legislative Research Service in Parliament House. She had a number of roles in the public service, most notably as head of the Indian Ocean Territories Branch in the mid 1980s. In her final four years in the public service, Dr Clark was on secondment to the Australian National University giving a public policy course for ACT public servants. All four of her children graduated from the ANU, and has strong personal and professional connections to the ANU.
The Claire Clark scholarship is intended to help students to study public policy. Enlightened public policy has been the cornerstone of Australia’s prosperity, and the scholarship aims to provide the means for students to follow Dr Clark’s example of providing the Australian government with the best possible public policy.
International Relations and / or Public Policy
The scholarship is available each year to a prospective ANU student who:
The scholarship provides tuition fee sponsorship for the duration of the eligible study program. The value of the award is stated in the letter of offer.
Recipients of this award are responsible for the costs of books, study materials, accommodation and all other costs of study.
For further information please reference the Conditions of Award.
Selection will be based upon:
Applications for 2021 are now open. Applicants will receive the outcome of their application early February 2021.
For further information contact the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Student Centre
Tuition fee sponsorship for program duration
2 on offer per year
Applications are open until
1 November – 10 January
Click here to apply: Application form
Claire Clark Scholarship Flyer [PDF, 368KB]
Conditions of award [PDF, 363KB]
Continuation based on academic performance