The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation was established in 1998 with donations from ANU and the Wilson family estate to advance the study and development of public policy and management within Australia and internationally.
Since its establishment the Foundation has been providing scholarships and prizes for students at ANU, as well as hosting the annual Sir Roland Wilson Public Lecture- one of the most significant economic policy events in the Canberra calendar.
In 2011, in partnership with the Commonwealth Government, the Foundation offered the inaugural Sir Roland Wilson Foundation PhD scholarships for Australian public servants. Five scholarships were awarded. These scholarships are amongst the most prestigious in the country and will offer high achieving public servants the opportunity to make an active contribution to academic discourse that is of direct and enduring relevance to the Australian Public Service.