Frank Nicklin Scholarships


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment, Engineering and Computing
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value Base stipend of $28,597 per annum tax free (2021 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration 3 years with the possibility of two 6 month extensions in approved circumstances
Opening date 30 August 2021
Closing date 27 September 2021


The scholarship was established in 1968 and is maintained by a donation raised by public subscription to commemorate the record of service of Sir George Francis Reuben Nicklin, KCMG, MM, Hon. LLD to the State of Queensland during his period in public life, including his then record term as Premier.


The Scholarship is open to candidates studying in any field relating to primary production, including mining.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Candidates will be considered for this scholarship when you apply for a higher degree by research program at UQ in the next scholarship round. Follow the same instructions as for the Graduate School Scholarships 

Selection criteria

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of:

  • academic achievement and experience in research and potential for scholastic success;
  • any other matters the selection committee sees fit. 


Graduate School

Terms and conditions

This is a philanthropic HDR living scholarship and adheres to the terms and conditions outlined in the Schedule A Postgraduate Research Scholarships

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

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

Donors may also invite the recipient to present on the work conducted as part of the scholarship, in which case they must comply or risk losing the scholarship.

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 may disclose the information you provide to the Donor 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