The Stephen FitzGerald Scholars Program is a prestigious and unique national program that will bring selected Chinese students to the capital for an immersive and rewarding three-day tour. Funded by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations (NFACR), an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the program aims to foster strong and lasting links and cooperation between the two countries through the next generation of Chinese leaders.
It is hoped this unique opportunity will come to be a valued part of the Australian experience for those who gain selection. It will promote connections between Australia and China, and build understanding and exchange between the two countries.
The Stephen FitzGerald Scholars Program is supported by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations. The ANU Australian Studies Institute is proud to be a National Foundation for Australia-China Relations grant recipient.
Stephen FitzGerald AO
Stephen FitzGerald AO began his career as a diplomat, and then became an academic. He was China adviser to Gough Whitlam, and from 1973 to 1976 was Australia's first ambassador to the People's Republic of China. In 1980 he established the first private consultancy for Australian business and government in China. He is currently a board member of the independent public policy initiative, China Matters, and is an Honorary Fellow at the China Studies Centre at Sydney University.