At a glance

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

The Candidate Development Award (CDA) supports development activities and associated travel costs for UQ Research Students.

Award value:
Up to $5000 to support development activities.
1 year
Applications open: 
17 September 2018
Applications close: 
7 October 2018
  • Eligibility

    In order to be eligible for a CDA, you must:

    • be a confirmed HDR candidate at the time of application.
    • not have submitted your thesis at the time of travel.
    • be enrolled full-time at UQ (part-time students are eligible to apply but must be enrolled full time while overseas).
    • have no overdue milestone at the time of application.
    • not have previously held a UQ Graduate School International Travel Award (GSITA) or Candidate Development Award (CDA).  Other travel grants are acceptable.

The CDA is an award focusing on the broader development skills of HDR students – skills which are transferable, cross-disciplinary, and professional. These skills will enhance employment opportunities after the degree.