Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Health and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value A living stipend and a research allowance for full time and some part time applicants who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, or Permanent Residents of Australia
Opening date 22 December 2020
Closing date 31 March 2021


The objective of the Postgraduate Scholarship scheme is to support outstanding graduates early in their careers so they can be trained to conduct health and medical research that is internationally competitive. 

Categories of research include four broad research streams – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health; Public Health and Health Services Research; Clinical Medicine and Science Research; and Dora Lush Basic Science Research.

Postgraduate Scholarships may be funded by or in conjunction with other organisations. These grants offer opportunities to researchers whose work is particularly relevant to the priorities and research interests of the partner organisations.


Must not have exceeded 12 calendar months of full-time equivalent enrolment for a PhD degree, or six calendar months for a Research Masters degree up to 31 December in the year of application.  Application will also be accepted from students in their final year of an Honours degree.

Standard Stipend recipients must have achieved their most recent academic qualification at least five years before 31 December in the year of application, if applying for the Clinical Medicine and Science Research or Dora Lush Basic Science Research Streams

More general information on the Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS) scheme can be found on the NHMRC website  (

GrantConnect (is the best source of detailed documentation for this grant opportunity, but is not yet updated)

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Expressions of Interest:

The Graduate School will be receiving Expressions of Interest from prospective applicants to identify those applicants who will be permitted to proceed to submission to the PGS Scheme.  Please complete the Expression of Interest form online by the 31 March 2021. We also encourage you to apply for the PhD program and the UQ Scholarship (we can switch you over to the NHMRC if you are successful). 

If you are invited to submit a full NHMRC application we will then be in touch with instructions. 

The timelines on this scholarship advertisement relate to UQ's EOI process. If you wish to be supported by UQ in your application take note of the EOI dates.  If you are invited to apply other key dates are:

Applications Open in Sapphire             14 April 2021

Minimum data due date NHMRC          12 May 2021

Application complete for GS review        23 May 2021

Applications close NHMRC                     09 June 2021

Proposed peer review NHMRC                 Sept 2021

Applications are closed.


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Grant Guidelines are behind the Grant Connect login :

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