Owen Fletcher Research Fund


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Postgraduate, Higher Degree by Research
Study area Law
HDR funding type Grant
Scholarship value $1000
Opening date 26 March 2021
Closing date 7 July 2021


Established in 1980 by a gift of $5,000 from Owen Maynard Fletcher, Solicitor, of Brisbane. The fund may be used for the purpose of expanding and promoting research studies in law, and may make financial assistance available from the fund to eligible students, provided that if in any year it is of the opinion that research studies in law will be benefited by doing so.

This is a Philanthropic, Higher Degree by Research Grant.


To be eligible you must be:

  • A full-time student
  • Currently enrolled in the Masters of Laws degree or PhD program, following a program of advanced study and research in law
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Applicants must submit a single-spaced 2 page document justifying use of the funds requested, a budget and CV. Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully passed confirmation.  When preparing your application, please note that travel restrictions are still currently in place. 

Please submit all applications to hdr.law@enquire.uq.edu.au by 7 July 2021.

Selection criteria

Selection of a scholar will be made on the recommendation of the Executive Committee.  An eligible student may apply to the Committee for financial assistance from the fund. In considering whether to recommend that assistance be given, the Committee may take into account any matter which it considers relevant to the merits of the application, bearing in mind the donor’s expressed wish that the fund should be used for the purpose of expanding and promoting full-time research studies in law.

Applications are closed.


School of Law HDR Liaison Officer
Applications are closed.

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.

The information you provide in your application is collected for the purposes of (1) assessing your eligibility for this scholarship, (2) selecting scholarship recipients, and (3) administration of the scholarship.  The University of Queensland may disclose the information you provide to the Donor for the stated purposes. The University will not otherwise disclose the information to a third party without your consent, unless such disclosure is authorised or required by law.  For further information, please refer to the University’s Privacy Management Policy at http://ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/1.60.02-privacy-management

Applications are closed.