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Earmarked scholarships scheme to support Category 1 project grants

Enrolment status
Future UQ student
Student type
Domestic, International
Study level
Postgraduate research (HDR)
Study area
All study areas
Scholarship focus
Academic excellence
Funding type
Living stipend, Tuition fees
Scholarship value
Living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (indexed annually), your tuition fees covered, and Single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Scholarship duration
3.5 years with the possibility of 1 extension
Number awarded
May vary

About this scholarship

Earmarked scholarships are funded by the Australian Government to assist PhD students with their living costs and tuition fees. These scholarships are offered for research projects aligned with recently awarded Category 1 research grants and offer PhD students the opportunity to contribute to large projects of national significance with and work with leading researchers.


You're eligible if you:

How to apply

View the latest commencement date and ensure you can meet the timeframes. Apply at least 12 weeks prior.

  • Choose an eligible project and contact the project supervisor to discuss your interest
  • Prepare your documentation
  • In your application, under the 'Scholarship and Collaborative study' section, select:
    • My higher degree is not collaborative’.
    • 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
    • UQ Earmarked Scholarship type

Application dates

The academic year for research students is divided into 4 research quarters (RQ). Check the project page to find out which RQ you need to commence by. You should apply at least 12 weeks before the commencement date.

Research quarterStartsEnds
RQ11 January31 March​
RQ21 April30 June
RQ31 July30 September
RQ41 October30 December



If you receive this scholarship after commencement there will be no retrospective payments of this scholarship.

If you're a domestic part-time student with carer's responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability that prevents you from studying full-time, you may be eligible for scholarship consideration. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

International students must study full-time.

Read the UQ Research Scholarships policy