We offer a range of special funding opportunities to higher degree by research students who are enrolled with our School.

For more information about these prizes, email us.

Visit UQ's Graduate School website to see the full range of University-wide scholarships for higher degree by research students.

Guidelines for funding applications

For guidelines on obtaining funding for fieldwork, conferences and general research support, log in to Learn.UQ (Blackboard) to view our HDR student support pages (requires UQ login).

 

Ceridwen Indigenous Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students within our School who are pursuing study or research in relation to Indigenous Australia.

Find out more about the Ceridwen Indigenous Scholarship.

Australian Wildlife Society University Student Grants

These grants are open to honours and postgraduate students at Australian universities.

Applicants must be a member of the Australian Wildlife Society.

Grants are available for research projects of direct relevance to the conservation of Australian wildlife.

Grants may be used for equipment and consumables, travel expenses related to field research, or attendance at conferences at which recipients will present work.

For more information and to apply, visit the Australian Wildlife Society's University Student Grants pages.

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

To celebrate Westpac bank's bicentennial, from 2017 this scheme will fund 100 annual scholarships and fellowships valued at up to $120,000 each.

The scheme is open to research and postgraduate coursework students.

Australian citizens or permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens may apply.

Find out more about the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship scheme.

Wentworth Group Science Program Scholarship

Launched in February 2007, these scholarships are awarded to postgraduate students.

They are intended to help scientists bridge the gap between science and public policy, and seek to enable recipients to become active contributors at the interface of good decision-making and world-class science.

Recipients are given access to masterclasses and mentoring by some of Australia's best scientists.

This is a non-stipend scholarship, primarily intended to cover the cost of the recipients' travel expenses to attend the masterclass, not for general use or research expenses.

Duration: 1 year

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Find out more about the Wentworth Group Science Program Scholarships.

Dorothy Hill PhD Scholarship

Established in 2005 by a bequest from the estate of the late Emeritus Professor Dorothy Hill, this award is open to candidates planning to undertake a PhD with our School in the areas of palaeontology, stratigraphy and sedimentology research.

The award value is $10,000 as a living stipend top up, $26,288 per annum (indexed annually) as a living allowance, and $4,000 per annum towards research costs. A tuition scholarship available for international applications.

Find out more about the Dorothy Hill PhD Scholarship.