At a glance

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

The dates and terms for the 2019 Candidate Development Award (CDA) will be available in mid-February. Once the dates and terms are finalised, the Graduate School will hold an information session to inform all students of any changes. Please check the student newsletter for announcements regarding this.

Award value:
Up to $5000 to support development activities.
Duration: 
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 Candidate Development Award (CDA) supports development activities and associated travel costs for UQ Research Students.

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.