Hidden Vale Wildlife Conservation Top Up Scholarship


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment
HDR funding type Top-up Scholarship
Scholarship value $7000 Top-Up Scholarship (of up to 3 years). Overseas Health Cover will provided for successful international applicant.
Scholarship duration Up to 3 years
Number awarded 2 scholarships (1 per project)
Opening date 1 January 2021
Closing date 31 December 2021


The Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre is a long term innovative partnership between UQ and The Turner Family Foundation, facilitating applied wildlife and ecology research and teaching on the Spicers Hidden Vale retreat property near Grandchester in South East Queensland.  The Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre provides hands-on access to resources and support to allow students to make outstanding contributions to developing next-generation wildlife management and conservation techniques.

This is a Higher Degree by Research Philanthropic, Top-up Scholarship. It will remain open until 31 December 2021 or until the scholarship is filled.



This scholarship is open to Doctor of Philosophy candidates researching wildlife conservation, ecology or biology in association with the Hidden Vale Wildlife Project.

Applicants must be in receipt of or apply for and be awarded a living allowance scholarship of at least the Research Training Program rate ($28,092 for 2020, indexed annually) to be eligible to receive this top-up.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the research higher degree program.

Future students will also need to satisfy the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ and conditions for a Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent living allowance scholarship from UQ’s Graduate School. 


Before you get started

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How to apply

Current and future student applicants must be in receipt of or be awarded a living allowance  a scholarship of at least the Research Training Program rate ($28,092 for 2020 but indexed annually) to be eligible to receive this top-up.

Privacy Statement

The information you provide in your scholarship application is collected for the purposes of (1) assessing your eligibility for the Hidden Vale Wildlife Conservation Top Up Scholarship, (2) selecting scholarship awardees, and (3) if successful, administration of the scholarship.  The University of Queensland will disclose the information you provide to the scholarship selection committee members listed in the scholarship rules 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.


Dr Julia Hoy, Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre Research Manager, The University of Queensland

Terms and conditions

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.