You don’t need to apply for our School prizes and awards, as they are awarded on merit, but you must apply for our scholarships.

We notify prize winners by mail and hold an awards ceremony each May to recognise students who performed outstandingly in the previous year. 

UQ Summer and Winter Research Program scholarships

UQ offers scholarships to undergraduates and postgraduates through the UQ Summer Research Program and UQ Winter Research Program.

Find out more and apply

Australian Society for Parasitology Prize

Established in 1992 and maintained by an annual gift from the Australian Society for Parasitology

Eligibility: students in programs administered by the Faculty of Science

Criteria: highest mark in PARA3002

Value: $400

Biochemistry Alumni Prizes

Biochemistry Alumni Prize 1

Established in 1995 and maintained by donations from alumni of UQ's former Department of Biochemistry

Eligibility: Biochemistry students

Criteria: highest mark in BIOC2000

Value: $150

Biochemistry Alumni Prize 2

Established in 1995 and maintained by donations from alumni of UQ's former Department of Biochemistry

Eligibility: Biochemistry students

Criteria: highest overall mark for any four of BIOC3000, BIOC3003, BIOC3005, BIOL3004, BIOL3006, BIOL3222 or BIOC3006

Value: $150

Davies Collison Cave Biotechnology Prize

Established in 2013 and maintained by an annual gift from Davies Collison Cave

Eligibility: undergraduates

Criteria: highest overall mark in BIOT2002 and BIOT3004

Value: $1000

Edward Taylor Memorial Prize

Founded in 1934 from an endowed gift of 150 pounds made by the Queensland Bowling Association, in memory of Mr Edward Taylor, a patron and a veteran member of that Association. This prize is maintained by annual funding from the School

Eligibility: students in the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Criteria: greatest proficiency in first attempt at any three second-level chemistry courses studied in a single year or over two consecutive years

Value: books worth $200

John and Jan de Jersey Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Prize

Established in 2009 and maintained by an annual gift from John and Jan de Jersey

Eligibility: undergraduates

Criteria: highest marks in eight units in Level 3 courses administered by our School and undertaken in a pass degree that served as entry for qualification into a BSc(Hons) in biochemistry

Value: $1000

Lesley Merle Williams Memorial Prize

Established in 2017 from a bequest from the estate of Dr Lesley Williams. Dr Williams was awarded a PhD in Bacteriology from UQ and was a UQ employee periodically between 1954 and 1997. She was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award and an Order of Australia. She was also an author of three books on the history of women's health

Eligibility: students in the BSc, BAdvSc or BBiomedSc programs

Criteria: highest average of the marks in the practical component of BIOL3003 (Advanced Immunology) or equivalent and the practical component of PARA3002 (Biomedical Parasitology) or equivalent

Value: $1000

Microbiology Prize

Established in 2002, this award commemorates the work done by the academic staff appointed between 1949 and 1972 towards the development of a broadly-based Department of Microbiology, with the support of tutorial, research, technical and administrative staff and graduate students. Staff were: Emeritus Professor V. B. D. Skerman (general microbiology, taxonomy, microbial data), Professor W. J. Halliday (immunology), Emeritus Professor K. J. C. Back (microbial metabolism), Dr J. G. Atherton (virology), Dr H. W. Doelle (fermentation technology), Dr A. C. Hayward (phytobacteriology), Dr G. H. G. Davis (medical bacteriology), Dr D. S. Teakle (plant pathology) and Dr I. C. MacRae (applied and environmental microbiology)

Eligibility: students completing the BSc or third year in the BAdvSc(Hons) program in the field of microbiology

Criteria: highest overall mark for eight units from BIOL3003, MICR3001, MICR3002, MICR3003 and MICR3004

The recipient's entitlement to the prize is conditional on them successfully enrolling in the BSc(Hons) or in the fourth year in the BAdvSc(Hons) programs in microbiology in the following year

Value: up to $1000

RACI Trevor Appleton Chemistry Prizes

RACI Trevor Appleton First-Level Chemistry Prize

Established in 1987 and maintained by an annual gift by the Queensland Branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Eligibility: students enrolled in a program administered by either the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

Criteria: greatest overall proficiency in first attempt at one of CHEM1010 or CHEM1100 and one of CHEM1020 or CHEM1200

Value: $200, a certificate and a 12-month non-corporate associate membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

RACI Trevor Appleton Third-Level Chemistry Laboratory Prize

Established in 1987 and maintained by an annual gift by the Queensland Branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Eligibility: students enrolled in a program administered by either the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

Criteria: best overall performance in at least eight units of Level 3 chemistry courses of which four units comprise a significant laboratory component, including the Advanced Experimental Chemistry course

Value: $200, a certificate and a 12-month non-corporate associate membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

SCMB Academic Excellence Awards

SCMB Academic Excellence Award in Biochemistry

Established in 2007 and maintained by ongoing financial commitment from the School

Eligibility: students enrolled in a program administered by the Faculty of Science

Criteria: best overall marks in four units of Level 2 courses and eight units of Level 3 courses in the discipline of biochemistry

Value: $500

SCMB Academic Excellence Award in Microbiology & Parasitology

Established in 2007 and maintained by ongoing financial commitment from the School

Eligibility: students enrolled in a program administered by the Faculty of Science

Criteria: best overall marks in four units of Level 2 courses and eight units of Level 3 courses in the discipline of microbiology or parasitology, or both

Value: $500

Susan Hamilton Biochemistry Prizes

Susan Hamilton Second-Year Biochemistry Prize

Established in 2014 and maintained by an annual gift from Emeritus Professor Susan Hamilton

Eligibility: students in programs administered by the Faculty of Science

Criteria: highest overall mark in BIOC2000

Value: $250

Susan Hamilton Third-Year Biochemistry Prize

Established in 2014 and maintained by an annual gift from Emeritus Professor Susan Hamilton

Eligibility: students in programs administered by the Faculty of Science

Criteria: highest overall mark in BIOC3000

Value: $250

T. G. H. Jones Award for Academic Excellence in Chemistry

Established in 1971 by the bequest of $600 from the late Professor T. G. H. Jones, a member of the staff of the University from 1915, until his retirement in 1965. He was Professor of Chemistry from 1940 and a member of Senate for 25 years. From 2007, the prize is maintained by annual funding from the School

Eligibility: students enrolled in a program administered by the Faculty of Science

Criteria: best overall marks in four units of Level 2 courses and eight units of Level 3 courses in the discipline of chemistry

Value: $200

UQ Rowe Scientific Chemistry Awards: Laboratory Prizes

UQ Rowe Scientific Chemistry Award: Second-Year Laboratory Prize

Established in 2016 and maintained by an annual donation of $500 from Rowe Scientific Pty Ltd

Eligibility: students enrolled in a program administered by the Faculty of Science

Criteria: greatest overall proficiency in first attempt of CHEM2054 or equivalent

Value: $500

UQ Rowe Scientific Chemistry Award: Third-Year Laboratory Prize

Established in 2016 and maintained by an annual donation of $500 from Rowe Scientific Pty Ltd

Eligibility: students enrolled in a program administered by the Faculty of Science

Criteria: greatest overall proficiency in first attempt of CHEM3016 or equivalent

Value: $500