David Farrell Higher Degree by Research Award


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Grant
Scholarship value $2500
Opening date 8 July 2019
Closing date 26 July 2019


This award was established in 2001 through a gift from David Farrell. It is for full-time HDR students with financial need who are studying the plant science and animal nutrition field through the School of Agriculture and Food Science. This is a philanthropic higher degree by research grant.


To be eligible, you must: 

  • be enrolled full-time in a higher degree by research program
  • be studying the plant science and animal nutrition field through the School of Agriculture and Food Science
  • demonstrate evidence of financial need.

The award is to be used for research materials, analytical services, thesis preparation and binding, etc. Funds must not be used for travel or subsistence.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Email your completed application form and supporting documents to hdr.safs@enquire.uq.edu.au by 5pm on the closing date. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Selection criteria

The committee ranks the eligible applicants for the year consecutively in order of merit, based on:

  • financial circumstances as evidenced by supporting documentation
  • academic achievement in their program to date
  • other evidence as may be deemed relevant to future success in the relevant field
  • any other matters the committee sees fit.

Preference will be given to an international students.

Selection of the scholar will be made by a committee comprised of the Head, School of Agriculture and Food Science (or nominee) and a at least one teaching staff member from the field of plant science and animal nutrition.

The selection must be endorsed by the Associate Dean (Academic) before being sent for approval by the Dean of the UQ Graduate School.

Applications are closed.


School of Agriculture and Food Science
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

All philanthropic scholarship recipients must adhere to the conditions of UQ research and travel scholarships, including reporting and progress requirements.

Holders of philanthropic scholarships must acknowledge the scholarship in any paper that is published as a result of the research conducted while the recipient held the scholarship.

Donors may also require the recipient to present on the work conducted as part of the scholarship.

Applications are closed.