Joan Allsop Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area All study areas
HDR funding type Travel Scholarship
Scholarship value Up to $6,000
Number awarded 3
Opening date 5 August 2019
Closing date 25 August 2019


Joan Allsop
Dr Joan Allsop

This scholarship was established in 2012 and is maintained by donations and a bequest from Dr Joan Allsop. 

With the assistance of a grant, Allsop was able to attend Columbia University in New York, where she became the first Australian to obtain a doctor of education degree in the field of adult education. 

She became a staff tutor for the Department of Tutorial Classes in Sydney University at Newcastle (1946), and later served as senior lecturer in the Department of Adult Education (1960–1977). She was the editor of the Australian Journal of Adult Education, and was appointed delegate to the third UNESCO conference in Tokyo (1972).

For her services as an executive with the Australian Association of Adult Education (1967–1976) and as a boardmember for Beehive, an organisation dedicated to education for the disabled, she was awarded an AM (Order of Australia Medal (1981).


The scholarship is open to PhD candidates undertaking a project relating to an Australian topic, including Australian history, flora and fauna. 

You must also:

  • be a confirmed PhD candidate at the time of application.
  • be enrolled full-time at UQ (part-time students are eligible to apply but must be enrolled full time while overseas).
  • have no overdue milestone at the time of application.
  • complete your travel before the Thesis Review milestone.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Before submitting an application, you should: 

  • check your eligibility
  • make sure you're familiar with the terms and conditions of the scholarship. 

To submit your application, apply online and attach the following completed documents:

Important dates

Event Date
Applications open Monday 5 August 2019
Last day for HDR candidates to submit application Sunday 25 August 2019
Announcement of the outcome of the round Friday 25 October 2019
Earliest date for travel departure Friday 1 November 2019
Latest date for travel departure Saturday 31 July 2020

Selection criteria

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of: 

  • academic achievement and potential for scholastic success
  • the significance and relevance of the proposed use of the scholarship to the applicant’s higher degree by research candidature
  • the potential for the proposed use of the scholarship to expedite the completion and enahance the quality of the applicant’s thesis 
  • any other matters the selection committee sees fit. 

Selection of a scholar will be made by a Graduate School selection committee and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Applications are closed.


Graduate School
(07) 3346 0503
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

  • Any changes to the destination, purpose, or dates of travel requires prior approval from the Graduate School. Failure to obtain the approval may forfeit the award.  Retrospective changes will not be approved. 
  • Departure must be no earlier than one week after the outcome of the round is announced, as retrospective funding will not be approved. Note: payment of award may take up to four (4) weeks to be processed.
  • Applicants must seek approval for the proposed activities and travel from their Principal Supervisor before submitting an application.
  • Applicants are responsible for arranging appropriate UQ travel insurance.
  • Applicants who intend to travel immediately before, or at the time a milestone is due, must have requested an extension to the milestone prior to submission of the CDA application. 
  • Travel must take place within 9 months of the date of the award.
  • Any unspent funds must be returned to the Graduate School.
  • Successful applicants must submit a Report on Travel and a reconciled budget with scanned copies of airfare and accommodation receipts to the Graduate School within one month of their return.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that additional funds are available to supplement the award, if required.
  • Donors may 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.
  • 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.

Incomplete applications will not be considered; applicants are responsible for providing the required documentation and the Graduate School will not follow up with individuals.

Applications are closed.