Dr Claire Clark scholarship

Each year the Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific may offer two awards known as the Dr Claire Clark Scholarship.

The objective of the scholarship is to:

  • support post-graduate students pursuing programs in international relations and/or public policy;
  • award students who have already demonstrated outstanding academic ability as an indication of their future potential impact;
  • honour Dr Claire Clark in reflection and recognition of her interest in international relations and public policy.

ANU alumnus Mr Russell Clark (Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Asian Studies, 2000) has established the Dr Claire Clark Scholarship in honour of his mother Claire Clark. Dr Claire Clark was a visiting fellow at ANU at the Public Policy Program. She was a contemporary of Gareth Evans, and she participated in the ANU Crawford School Australian Leadership Forum in 2014. The Dr Claire Clark Scholarship carries her name in reflection and recognition of her interest and participation in international relations and public policy.

Field of study

International Relations and / or Public Policy


For the 2018 application round, candidates must have applied to commence in 2018 in one of the eligible programs listed below.

The scholarship is available each year to a prospective ANU student who:

  1. is a domestic student;
  2. is enrolling in a postgraduate program in international relations and/or public policy within the College of Asia and the Pacific.
    • Eligible programs are restricted to:
      • the Master of International Relations,
      • the Master of International Relations (Advanced),
      • the Master of Public Policy, and
      • the Master of Public Administration; and
  3. can demonstrate a history of excellent academic performance.


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.

Selection basis

Selection will be based upon:

  • demonstration of excellent academic achievement
  • a personal statement (500-1,000 words). In this statement, please state your motivations to study international relations and/or public policy at ANU and the future impacts you intend to make in your chosen field.
  • academic reference (upon request of the selection committee)

How to apply

  1. Determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria listed above and in the Conditions of award.
  2. Complete the application form and upload the following.
    • personal statement
    • copies of academic transcript(s)
    • CV


Applications for 2018 are open until 15 December 2017.


For further information contact Suzy Andrew, Manager Education Services, College of Asia and the Pacific.

Claire Clark


Tuition fee sponsorship for program duration


2 on offer per year

Application period

Applications for 2018 are open until 15 Dec 2017

Click here to apply: Application form

Reference document

Download: Conditions of award [PDF, 363KB]

Ongoing eligibility

Continuation based on academic performance




Updated:  24 April, 2017/Responsible Officer:  Dean, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team