Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Medicine, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $30,000 per annum
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances

Scholarship description

Donated by the Thornton Foundation, this is a Philanthropic Higher Degree by Research, Living Scholarship.


The scholarship is open to Domestic candidates who intend to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy with the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)

Before you apply

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link above right.  There is no separate application for scholarship because you will be given the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Prior to applying, check your eligibility and prepare your documentation.

In the online application portal, make sure that:

Under 'Scholarship and Sponsorship':

  • Tick 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'
  • Enter ‘Thornton (Philanthropic)' in the 'Name of scholarship' field.
  • Enter 'Queensland Brain Institute' as the 'Sponsor / organisation'. 

Under 'Research Higher Degree Supervisor':

Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ


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