We offer competitively awarded travel and research collaboration awards to support short-term international placements, internships and conference travel.

Awards are by application and granted at our annual prize-giving ceremony.

We also provide financial support to selected HDR candidates.

For more information, including application details, email our HDR Liaison Officer at hdr.scmb@enquire.uq.edu.au.

Conference travel awards

Susan Hamilton Travel Award for Science Education

Established in 2014 from a donation from Susan Hamilton, an Emeritus Professor in the School, this annual award provides funding to travel to a science education or molecular biology conference

Eligibility: HDR students enrolled in the School in the second or third year of their program

Value: $1500 towards the cost of attending a science education or molecular biology conference

Rodger Dallas Morgan Postgraduate Travel Award in Virology

Established in 2008 by the bequest of $50,000 from the late Mr Rodger Morgan who took an active interest in the research of his friend and neighbour, Professor Paul Young, an academic staff member of the School. This award provides funding to travel to a conference on virology or an allied discipline

Eligibility: PhD candidates enrolled in the School in their second or third year of a PhD program in virology or allied disciplines

Value: $2000 towards the cost of attending an international meeting on virology or an allied discipline

Research collaboration travel awards

Arlo D. Harris Travel Scholarship

Established in 1999 by a bequest to the University under the will of Dr Arlo Dean Harris of Dayton, Ohio. While a professor at San Bernadino State University, California, Dr Harris spent several periods of research leave in the then Department of Chemistry at UQ. This scholarship aims to promote visits of postgraduate students in chemistry to overseas universities for collaborative research

Eligibility: HDR candidates in chemistry. Preference may be given to an applicant seeking to visit the US or Canada

Value: $2500

Gibbins HDR Travel Award for Science Research

Established in 2015 from a bequest, this award provides funding to enable HDR biosciences candidates to travel interstate or overseas for a laboratory placement or research internship. It is offered every second year in odd-numbered years

Eligibility: HDR candidates enrolled in their second or third year with our School

Value: $1500

Levick HDR Travel Award for Science Research 

Established in 2015 from a bequest, this award provides funding to enable HDR medical or biological research candidates to travel interstate or overseas for a laboratory placement or research internship. The award is offered every second year in even-numbered years

Eligibility: HDR candidates enrolled in their second or third year with our School

Value: $1500

M. G. & R. A. Plowman Scholarship in Inorganic Chemistry

Established in 2005 by a bequest to the University under the will of the late Mrs M. G. Plowman in memory of her late husband, Ron Plowman, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and a former Head of the Department of Chemistry. This scholarship aims to promote visits from HDR candidates in inorganic chemistry or allied disciplines to overseas laboratories for one to 12 months of collaborative research to assist in their professional development

Eligibility: HDR candidates in inorganic chemistry or allied disciplines

Value: $3000

SCMB Francine Kroesen Travel Fellowship

Established in memory of Francine Kroesen, a research assistant and PhD student in polymer chemistry from 1988 to 1991, who died in an accident on 14 July 1991. This fellowship commemorates the work of a promising young chemist who promoted international goodwill and the equal standing of female scientists. It aims to promote visits by chemistry postgraduate students to overseas universities for collaborative research, to assist in their professional development and to promote international goodwill

Eligibility: HDR chemistry candidates

Value: $2000

Stipend support and grants

Stipend support

We offer stipend (living costs) support to the value of the standard UQ Graduate School living allowance to selected domestic and international HDR candidates.

To be eligible, you must have an unconditional offer of a PhD, MPhil or DBiotech place, and be nominated by your supervisor who has agreed to cover 50 per cent of the living allowance.

Grants

We offer grants, primarily for conference travel, of up to:

  • $6000 per PhD student
  • $3000 per MPhil student
  • $4000 per DBiotech student.

Awards are subject to eligibility and good performance. 

UQ Graduate School HDR scholarships

The UQ Graduate School offers scholarships to outstanding domestic and international HDR candidates.

Your application will be considered once you receive an unconditional offer of a PhD, MPhil or DBiotech place. 

Find out more and apply