Boeing - UQ Research Alliance PhD Scholarships


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Engineering and Computing, Law, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Top-up Scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value Base stipend of $28,597 per annum tax free (2021 rate) indexed annually; top-up of $14,151; and full tuition fees.
Scholarship duration The living scholarship is for 3.5 years with the possibility of 1 extension in line with UQ and RTP Scholarship Policy, the Boeing top up is for 3.5 years, but may be extended at Boeing's discretion. Tuition fee scholarships are for 4 years.
Opening date 2 September 2021
Closing date 16 September 2021


Innovative Boeing Defence aerospace project seeks PhD candidates

This is an opportunity to be part of an innovative PhD training programme at a leading research institution, working collaboratively with UQ and Boeing supervisors on research with commercial impact.

The generous scholarship scheme pairs students with an Advisory team that includes UQ and Boeing Supervisors, as well as a generous scholarship package. 

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

Join the team working to advance Boeing Australia’s partnership with the Queensland Government to create an advanced manufacturing and new aerospace capability in Queensland. Announced in October 2020, the partnership could culminate in Queensland becoming the primary final assembly facility for the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. Imagine, your PhD work contributing towards a range of defence aerospace manufacturing programs, including one of most exciting aircraft projects in recent Australian aerospace history – the first military combat aircraft in 50 years to be designed, built and manufactured in Australia.

Available Projects


Ideal Candidate

Optimised bussiness models for sustainability  This project would suit someone with a business strategy, innovation and / or entrepreneurship, business for sustainability, sustainable supply chain management or other relevant disciplinary background. Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel, Dr Phil Crothers


  • be nominated by the Advisory team and enrolling school or institute at UQ
  • be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the higher degree by research program and be competitive for scholarship.
  • obtain security clearance from Boeing as part of the application process

Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply and may be eligible 

We are committed to equity and diversity. Female applicants and people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent are encouraged to apply. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Scholarship base living stipend rate.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Apply for this scholarship when you apply for a higher degree by research program at UQ.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, make sure that you:

  1. Tick 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  2. Enter 'Boeing' in the 'Name of scholarship' field.
  3. Enter 'UQ Graduate School' as the 'Sponsor / organisation'.

See an example of what you have to do (JPG, 67.8 KB)

Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ

Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

Applications are closed.


Graduate School
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Terms and conditions

Read the UQ Research Scholarships terms and conditions. If selected, you will also be required to sign an intellectual property and confidentiality deed poll.

The information you provide in your application is collected for the purposes of (1) assessing your eligibility for this scholarship, (2) selecting scholarship recipients, and (3) administration of the scholarship.  The University of Queensland will disclose the information you provide to Boeing for the stated purposes.  The University will not otherwise disclose the information to a third party without your consent, unless such disclosure is authorised or required by law.  For further information, please refer to the University’s Privacy Management Policy at

Applications are closed.