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NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships

Enrolment status
Future UQ student, Current UQ student
Student type
Study level
Postgraduate research (HDR)
Study area
Health and Medicine
Scholarship focus
Academic excellence
Funding type
Living stipend
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
Number awarded
May vary
Applications open
10 January 2022
Applications close
31 March 2022

About this scholarship

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.


You're eligible if:

  • you have 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  (

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 31 March 2022. 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 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.


Graduate School Agreements Coordinator