Peel Fellowship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value The Scholarship will provide the successful candidate with a RTP equivalent living allowance
Scholarship duration 3 years with the possibility of two 6 month extensions in approved circumstances
Opening date 30 August 2021
Closing date 27 September 2021


This scholarship was established in 1974 by a bequest to the University under the will of Edward James Peel. 


The Scholarship is open to domestic Higher Degree by Research candidates enrolled full-time in studies in agricultural science and who have an undergraduate science degree from The University of Queensland.

The recipient must conduct a period of research overseas, as approved by the recipient’s PhD supervisor and the recommending committee.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Candidates will be considered for this scholarship when you apply for a higher degree by research program at UQ in the next scholarship round.

  • Follow the same instructions as for the Graduate School Scholarships and;
  • As part of your application please also upload a project plan that outlines your PhD timeline with a period of research overseas (and how you will pivot this to a remote option should restrictions to travel still apply as a result of the pandemic).  The file name for this statement should be “Peel Fellowship”.


Selection criteria

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of:

  • academic achievement and potential for scholastic success;
  • the value of the proposed overseas research component to the applicants studies; and
  • any other matters the selection committee sees fit.


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Terms and conditions

This is a philanthropic HDR living scholarship and adheres to the terms and conditions outlined in the Schedule A Postgraduate Research Scholarships

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