At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Current Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Research
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens
International student

The purpose of the scholarship is to support a postgraduate student engaged in research in the field of Australian literature.

Award value:
The scholarship may be held for 1-3 years with the possibility of a 6 month extension.
The minimum amount of the scholarship will be $6,000 per annum.
Applications open: 
1 September 2017
Applications close: 
1 March 2018
  • Eligibility

    The Scholarship is open to Higher Degree by Research candidates conducting research in the field of Australian Literature. 

    For UQ admission requirements please visit:

The scholarship was established in 2010 by a bequest from the estate of Zoe Ann Burnett, in memory of her grandfather the late Dr Alfred Midgley, and it is supported annually from the income of her estate. Dr Alfred Midgley contributed to many aspects of early Queensland life. He was a member of the ninth Queensland parliament, an early published Queensland poet, and a minister in the Methodist Church. Zoe Ann Burnett graduated in Arts from The University of Queensland in 1948 and was awarded a Masters of Literary Studies in 1989.