Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Academic performance and Women

Application dates

Applications close
30 June 2022

What you'll receive

You'll receive a scholarship, tax exempt and indexed annually of $28,854 per annum for a period of three and a half years, subject to satisfactory progress.

If you're an international student, you will also receive either:

  • an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) fees offset (International)
  • a QUT research degree (HDR) tuition fee scholarship.

As the scholarship recipient, you will have the opportunity to work with a team of leading researchers, to undertake your own innovative research in QUT's Faculty of Science.


You must:

  • identify as female
  • be either a domestic student, an onshore international student or an offshore international student who already holds study rights to study a PhD in Australia
  • meet QUT academic and English language entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (IF49)
  • hold a Bachelor degree with Honours or a Masters degree, in a discipline of relevance to the research topic
  • be applying to study full-time and at a QUT campus (internal study mode)
  • have a proposed project in at least one of the priority areas of:
  • start your research degree by 30 September 2022
  • not have secured an external sponsorship (e.g. from government, other funding body or current employer)
  • not have secured an internally funded scholarship (e.g. scholarship from supervisor, school, or faculty) unless it has been explicitly identified as a bridging scholarship.

How to apply

You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for consideration prior to applying for this scholarship.

How to apply for a research degree.

You must:

  • submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), which includes a draft Research Proposal, by 30 June 2022
  • indicate that you are applying for a Faculty of Science Diversity Scholarship at question two in the financial details section of the application form.

What happens next?

Applicants invited to Part 2 of the application process will be contacted directly to create an updated Research Proposal to submit.


The conditions for retaining the scholarship are set out in the rules of the QUT Postgraduate Research Award (Domestic) or QUT Postgraduate Research Award (International).

If a student receives a conditional offer (for example, conditional on completion of a Masters or Honours Degree), conditions must be met by 31 July 2022.

About the scholarship

The Faculty of Science is calling for applications from domestic, onshore international or offshore female students (who already hold study rights in Australia) in the priority areas of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Physics and Mathematical Sciences.

Four PhD scholarships are available.

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