Nicklin White Graduate Travel Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Engineering and Computing
HDR funding type Travel Scholarship
Scholarship value The value of the Scholarship is up to $20,000.
Scholarship duration Duration of program
Opening date 19 October 2021
Closing date 6 February 2022


The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support UQ Chemical Engineering graduates to undertake a PhD program at an Eligible Overseas Institution. The costs for the travel to and from the Eligible Overseas Institution where they study including travel costs during their PhD to attend conferences overseas, up to a maximum of $20,000.


An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship if the applicant

  1. submits an application to the Head, by the closing date for applications; and
  2. is an Australian Citizen; and
  3. is a UQ Chemical Engineering Graduate; and
  4. is enrolled full-time to study a PhD program at an Eligible Overseas Institution;
  5. has already been awarded a full scholarship and accepted to undertake a PhD program at an Eligible Overseas Institution;
  6. has provided an outline of the travel proposal and budget.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please submit an application by the due date.


Jodie Chellew
+61 7 3365 4191

Terms and conditions

Selection of award

For the selection process, the Head, must establish a selection committee, comprising:  

  • the Head, or nominee, as chair of the committee
  • one member of the University’s academic staff teaching in the Relevant Field
  • the Postgraduate, Coordinator or delegate.

The Scholarship is awarded to an applicant showing the greatest merit as demonstrated by:

  • academic achievement in their UQ University degree
  • strength of the proposed study for their PhD program
  • personal qualities, including leadership skills.

Conditions for scholarship

The recipient may hold the Scholarship for the duration of the Approved Program subject to the recipient continuing to be enrolled full-time in their PhD program and continuing to receive a PhD Scholarship at an Eligible Overseas Institution and providing each semester evidence of their PhD enrolment and scholarship status.

  1. The Approved Purpose can be used as follows:
  • Travel by the applicant and immediate family to the Eligible Overseas Institution during their PhD program and travel at the completion of their PhD program.
  • The recipient only may attend conferences whilst undertaking their PhD program. This support would include travel to the conference, registration fees and reasonable accommodation costs.
  1. The recipient will provide annually a report and any photographs or relevant information about the travel.
  2. Any unspent funds must be returned at the completion of the duration of the scholarship.

Termination of scholarship

The School of Chemical Engineering will terminate a Scholarship if:

  • funds are used for a purpose which is not an Approved Purpose,
  • the recipient does not provide the semester reports.


In these rules

Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or an engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program

Approved Purpose means costs for the applicant travel to and from the Eligible Overseas Institution where they study, including travel costs and reasonable accommodation costs during their PhD studies to attend conferences overseas, up to a maximum of $20,000 \

Eligible Overseas Institution means the top globally ranked Institutions for chemical engineering

Head means the Head of School, School of Chemical Engineering

Post-Graduate Coordinator means the Postgraduate Coordinator for the School of Chemical Engineering postgraduate studies

Relevant Field means any field or fields of study in chemical engineering

Scholarship means a Nicklin White Graduate Travel Scholarship UQ Chemical Engineering

Graduate means a graduate from The University of Queensland in the Relevant Field