Joan Hume Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Law, Medicine, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Top-up Scholarship
Scholarship value $8,000 per annum over the life of the degree.
Number awarded 1
Opening date 1 November 2020
Closing date 30 November 2020


It is the wish of the executors of the Estate of Joan Hume, OAM that the funds be endowed to support early career researchers working on fundamental research in Spinal Cord Injuries.

This is a Philanthropic Higher Degree by Research, Top up Scholarship.


The scholarship is open to International and Domestic candidates who are successful in receiving a base stipend scholarship to undertake a Higher Degree by Research focused in the field of Spinal Cord Injuries.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Please complete the application form and upload the requested documents here.

Applicants must submit a completed application form by 11.59pm, Monday 30 November 2020.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of:

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


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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.

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