RD Kitchen Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
HDR funding type Travel Scholarship
Scholarship value $5,000
Opening date 16 November 2020
Closing date 14 December 2020


Ronald Kitchen circa 1965, University of Queensland Archives

The RD Kitchen Scholarship supports HDR students in the School of Music who intend to present research projects at research conferences or equivalent forums for the presentation of creative work

Ronald Douglas Kitchen (born 1920) was a lecturer in educational psychology in the Department of External Studies at the University of Queensland from 1966 until his retirement in 1985. To mark the 75th anniversary of the Department in 1985, he published the monograph Men of Vision: A University Challenge to Distance Education, which traced the history of external studies at UQ by focussing on the four men who served as Directors of External Studies from 1911 to 1971. 

The scholarship was established in 2007 and is maintained by an annual gift from the Ronald Douglas Kitchen Perpetual Endowment Fund.


The Scholarship is open to confirmed Higher Degree by Research students in the field of music. An applicant is eligible for the award of a scholarship in a year if, in that year, the applicant is a confirmed Higher Degree by Research candidate.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Please submit a completed application form to music@uq.edu.au by no later than 14 December, 2020.

Selection criteria

The Head of School will rank applicants based on:

  • Academic achievement and potential for scholastic success;
  • The merit of the applicant’s proposed use of the scholarship; and
  • Any other matters it thinks fit

The selection of a scholar will be made by the Graduate School upon recommendation of the Head of the School of Music.

Applications are closed.


School of Music
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.