Wainwright Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Health and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Top-up Scholarship
Scholarship value $35,000/annum plus $5000/annum for career development
Opening date 18 May 2020
Closing date 16 August 2020


This scholarship is designed to foster the career aspirations of a female applicant, passionate about a career within Molecular Bioscience. Named after the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)’s former Director, Prof Brandon Wainwright, the award not only provides a generous stipend and additional support funds to facilitate career initiatives, it also comes with mentorship and guidance to assist the successful applicant to reach their full potential in terms of pursuing a longstanding career in research.

During his time as Director, Prof Wainwright championed the role of women in leadership roles within the Institute, such that the number of women holding Group Leader positions is rising. This scholarship aims to support his vision and continue that legacy for the next generation of young researchers.

The scholarship is open to all domestic female PhD applicants, who have a nominated Principal Advisor (PA) and project, which is based at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB). To view the research undertaken at the institute, please visit our website and make direct contact with those groups, whose research best matches your interests, to discuss availability of projects.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘WAINWRIGHTin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

See an example of what you have to do

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

Selection criteria

The successful applicant must demonstrate:

  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Strong research potential relative to opportunity
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A passion for a career within research
  • An interest in community engagement
Applications are closed.


Dr Bruce Wyse
+61 7 3346 2117
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.