Enabling Trust in Wearable Devices: Boeing-UQ Research Alliance PhD Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Business and Economics, Health and Behavioural Sciences
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Top-up Scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value Base stipend of $28,092 per annum tax free (2020 rate), indexed annually, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), tuition scholarship, and a 1 year $14,150 top up living scholarship.
Scholarship duration 1 year of the Boeing-top up scholarship. 3 years of the base scholarship with the possibility of two 6 month extensions for the base living and tuition scholarships.
Number awarded 1
Opening date 4 November 2019
Closing date 2 December 2019


This scholarship is linked to a project investigating wearable devices.

The use of wearable devices enables the capture of sensitive personal data, particularly biometric data, that has value to industry, particularly the health and manufacturing industries.

Recent events involving massive data breaches have caused major controversy due to the loss of privacy of people’s online habits and personal conversations. How do concerns around privacy and cyber security influence the uptake and adoption of wearable devices? How can wearable technology be designed and implemented in a way that enables trust? What influences people's concerns about the privacy of their biometric data?

UQ supervisors:

Boeing contacts:


To be eligible you must:

  • be nominated by the Principal Advisor and enrolling school or institute at UQ
  • be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the higher degree by research program and be competitive for scholarship.
Applications are closed.

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 program at UQ.

Applicants for this scholarship should be aiming to commence in Research Quarter 2, 2020. 

Before submitting an application you should:

  • check your eligibility 
  • prepare your documentation 

When you apply, make sure that you:

  1. Tick 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  2. Enter 'Boeing' in the 'Name of scholarship' field.
  3. Enter 'UQ Graduate School' as the 'Sponsor / organisation'.

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

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Tyler Okimoto
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Terms and conditions

Read the UQ Research Scholarships terms and conditions.

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.

The information you provide in your application is collected for the purposes of (1) assessing your eligibility for this scholarship, (2) selecting scholarship recipients, and (3) administration of the scholarship.  The University of Queensland will disclose the information you provide to Boeing for the stated purposes.  The University will not otherwise disclose the information to a third party without your consent, unless such disclosure is authorised or required by law.  For further information, please refer to the University’s Privacy Management Policy at http://ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/1.60.02-privacy-management

Applications are closed.