Earmarked scholarships to support Category 1 project grants


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area All study areas
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value Living stipend of $28,597 per annum tax free (2021 rate), indexed annually, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Scholarship duration 3 years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.


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

Please refer to the latest commencement date listed against your project of interest. If this is prior to RQ4 2021, then the project is looking for domestic or international onshore applicants due to travel restrictions associated with COVID-19.

Available projects are organised under the following areas:


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Apply for this scholarship when you apply for a higher degree by research. There is no separate application for this scholarship.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select the UQ Earmarked Scholarship type,

See an example of what you have to do

Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ

Due date

These scholarships do not have a closing date.


Graduate School
(07) 3346 0503

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

International students must study full time.

If you are awarded a scholarship after commencement there will be no retrospective payments of this scholarship.

Enrolment in a PhD program is in research quarters (not semesters); and commencement in a research quarter is fixed to a specific period. Recipients of these scholarships may commence in any research quarter.