The Sybil and Frank Maxfield HDR Top-up Scholarship in Diabetes


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Health and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine
HDR funding type Top-up Scholarship
Scholarship value $10,000 per annum over the life of the degree as per the 4.80.01 UQ Research Scholarships Policy
Opening date 28 February 2020
Closing date 29 March 2020


Dr and Mrs David Brown wish to establish The Sybil and Frank Maxfield Higher Degree by Research Top-up Scholarship in Diabetes at the University of Queensland. This scholarship is motivated by the personal connection Dr and Mrs David Brown have had with the impact of diabetes and their wish to strengthen research in this field, also enhancing opportunities for students who are facing financial hardship to undertake a research career in diabetes. 


The scholarship is open to students undertaking a Higher Degree by Research program with a focus on diabetes research and are not in receipt of any scholarships over and above the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship. 

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Please download the application form and submit the completed form and requested documents here.

Applicants must submit a completed application form by 11.59pm, Sunday 29 March 2020.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be selected on the basis of:

  • Academic Achievement and the potential of scholastic success
  • Any other matters the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant’s future development.
Applications are closed.


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Terms and conditions

This is a philanthropic HDR top-up 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

Applications are closed.