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Infectious Diseases - Defence Forces Research Scholarship

Enrolment status
Future UQ student
Student type
Domestic, International
Study level
Postgraduate research (HDR)
Study area
Health and Medicine
Scholarship focus
Academic excellence
Funding type
Financial award, Living stipend, Top-up
Scholarship value
The Scholarship will provide the successful candidate with a RTP equivalent living allowance and a $10,000 top-up annually. The Scholarship will also provide a travel grant of a minimum of $1,500 for the candidate during their candidature
Number awarded
May vary

About this scholarship

The Scholarship was established in 2020 using funds from “The T.B. Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen’s Association of Queensland Bursary”, to support students undertaking research concerning chronic infectious diseases, including chronic respiratory diseases, that affect any person who at any time may have served in a war-like operation in any of the Australian military services at home or abroad.


You are eligible if you are a Higher Degree by Research candidate in chronic infectious diseases, including chronic respiratory diseases, where the disease can be demonstrated to affect any person who at any time may have served in a war-like operation in any of the Australian military services at home or abroad.

How to apply

At this time, only onshore applicants (domestic and international) may apply.  You must be onshore at the time of your application. 

Apply for this scholarship when you apply for a higher degree by research program at UQ.

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

  1. Select 'I would like to be considered for a UQ scholarship to cover a living allowance stipend and tuition fee expenses'.

You will also need to attach a 250 word statement to your application in the Evidence and Document Upload section using this template.  The file name for this statement should be “Infectious Diseases Defence Forces Research Scholarship”

Before submitting an application you should:

If you are a current student and do not hold a UQ Graduate School Scholarship, to be considered for this scholarship, contact the HDR Liaison Officer in your school or institute.

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

    Selection criteria

    Applicants will be ranked on the basis of:

    • Academic Achievement and the potential for scholastic success
    • Any other matters the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant’s future development.


    This is a philanthropic HDR living, top-up and travel grant scholarship and adheres to the terms and conditions outlined in the Schedule A Postgraduate Research Scholarships

    All philanthropic scholarship recipients must follow 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

    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.