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Three new scholars will commence their PhD programs in 2017



There are now 19 Sir Roland Wilson Scholars who are studying a PhD at the Australian National University.
Scholars are employees of Australian Public Service Departments and Agencies and are researching topics of national significance.

Joan Uhr Prize awarded

In 2017 the Foundation Board established a new prize to be awarded to the scholar or alumni who has made the greatest contribution to public policy in the previous year, particularly through strengthening the links between the APS and the ANU. The prize was named after the founding Executive Director of the Foundation, Joan Uhr.

Camille Goodman, the first recipient of the prize, was involved in an impressive array of activities, including establishing workshops, interest groups and publishing the associated papers, in addition to making significant progress on her PhD thesis.


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The Scholarship is open to Australian Public Servants from participating agencies. Successful applicants complete their PhD with some of the best academics at the Australian National University.

Public Lectures


Each year the SRW Foundations hosts international experts to give Public Lectures on topics that are relevant to public policy. Past presenters include Prof Jeffrey Sachs and Prof Barry Eichengreen.

Updated:  21 March 2018/ Responsible Officer:  Foundation Director/ Page Contact:  Sir Roland Wilson Foundation