Experiences and employability
$10,000 per annum
Up to 4 years
1 August 2022
15 August 2022
About this scholarship
This is an Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Entrepreneurial PhD top-up scholarship for outstanding students with a view to support their career development and industry readiness.
The top-up scholarship features a range of professional development activities to develop research graduate attributes, particularly focusing on entrepreneurship and research commercialisation. These include:
the Liveris Academy Program
specialised courses in creativity and design thinking, entrepreneurial leadership, strategic management, and research commercialisation
UQ Ventures programs; and
a 3-month industry placement to learn the business of research translation.
Successful candidates will also complete UQ’s Career Development Framework throughout the course of their PhD, with completion of the program qualifying them for a six-month scholarship extension (maximum of four years). The top-up scholarship will recognise the additional requirements for completing the professional development activities, including an industry placement.
15 May 2022 – Applications open. For students who commenced their PhD in RQ2, 2022.
31 May 2022 – Applications close. No late applications will be accepted.
1 Aug 2022 – Applications open. For students who commenced their PhD in RQ3, 2022.
15 Aug 2022 – Applications close. No late applications will be accepted.
Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account your:
previous academic record,
honours and awards,
employment history, and
criteria addressed in the motivational statement.
The following criteria must be addressed in the motivational statement:
motivation/s for pursuing the UQ Entrepreneurial PhD Top-up Scholarship in addition to PhD study.
evidence of personal qualities and experiences including –
leadership potential, community service and/or engagement
demonstrated capacity and willingness to actively participate in, and positively contribute to, co-curricular activities at UQ
demonstrated capacity and willingness to overcome challenges.
demonstrated understanding of how the UQ Entrepreneurial PhD Top-up Scholarship and associated activities will contribute to your career development.
any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success at UQ and in their subsequent career.
Top-up Scholarships will be renewed annually pending a review of student participation in the activity requirements. If participation has been considered unsatisfactory, the top-up scholarship may not be renewed
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. UQ Research Scholarships terms and conditions