At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Research
Citizenship: 
Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and NZ citizens
International student
Award value:
$27,082 per annum (2018 rate) awarded for three years, with possible extension to four year. For international students, the scholarship will include tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Applications open: 
9 October 2017
Applications close: 
10 November 2017
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible you must:

    • Be studying full-time and onshore in Australia.
    • Be nominated by an enrolling school or institute at UQ.
    • Be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the research higher degree program.
    • Not hold a qualification at the same or a higher level than the research higher degree program you are undertaking.
    • Not be receiving a living allowance award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the research higher degree program.
    • Not be receiving a Commonwealth funded tuition fee scholarship.

    For more information about the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ, please visit the Graduate School's website.

Professor Yuan’s Laureate Fellowship project aims to develop a suite of leading-edge biotechnology solutions to enable the cost-effective production of liquid chemicals from biogas. This will create a much stronger economic driver for biogas production from organic wastes, by significantly increasing the value of biogas compared to its current use for power generation. With a multi-disciplinary approach, the project will substantially advance the fundamental science in the exciting and highly valuable area of anaerobic microbial conversion of methane, the least understood process in the global carbon cycle. The project will support the establishment of a methane-based biotechnology sector creating high-value products from biogas or small, distributed natural gas sources.