Keith Mackie Lucas Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Grant
Scholarship value $4500
Scholarship duration Up to 1 year, for the period of travel
Opening date 1 July 2019
Closing date 19 July 2019


The Keith Mackie Lucas Scholarship was established in 1997 by a bequest of $50,000 from the estate of Marjorie Ella Lucas to commemorate the name of her late husband. Keith Mackie Lucas graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1924 and spent the majority of his career in professional practice in Brisbane.


To be eligible, you must:

  • be a confirmed HDR 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 for the period of travel)
  • have no overdue milestones at the time of application
  • complete your travel before the Thesis Review milestone
  • demonstrate that additional funds are available if required
  • depart no earlier than one week after the outcome of the round is announced, as retrospective funding will not be approved
  • submit a complete application with all endorsements and attachments by the closing date.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Complete all sections of the application form including signatures and attach the following supporting documentation:

  • cover letter addressed to the Head of School and addressing the scholarship selection criteria
  • completed application form (DOCX, 139.1 KB)
  • your completed budget spreadsheet
  • a quote for your biggest expenditure line item (for example, international flights or course fees).

You may also wish to inclulde additional supporting documentation — this is not compulsory but will strengthen your application. Examples of optional supporting documentation include:

  • letters of invitation
  • confirmation of acceptance of abstract
  • quotes for accommodation, other travel costs and relevant expenses.

Emailed your completed application to by 5pm (AEST) Friday 19th July, 2019.

Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants. Their decision is considered final: no further communication will be entered into. All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application. 

Selection criteria

Applications are open to current higher degree by research candidates in the field of veterinary science

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of:

  • academic achievement and potential for scholastic success
  • the quality, significance and strategic fit of the applicant’s research project
  • any other matters as the selection committee sees fit.

The Dean of the Graduate School may award one scholarship to a student on the recommendation of the Head of Veterinary Science.

Applications are closed.


School of Veterinary Science
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

All philanthropic scholarship recipients must adhere to the conditions of the UQ Research and Travel Scholarships Policy, including reporting and progress requirements.

If you are awarded this scholarship, you must acknowledge it in any paper that is published as a result of the research conducted while you 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.

Applications are closed.