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Indigenous Creative Practices and Biotechnology

Future student scholarship
A scholarship for future PhD students interested in research at the intersection of health and biotechnology and creative practice.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Creative practice, communication and design and Health and community

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand and International

Application dates

Applications close
30 September 2019

What you'll receive

You’ll receive:

  • a living allowance for 3.5 years indexed annually ($27,496 in 2019). This scholarship can be used to support living costs
  • a total of $3,000 (over a 3.5 year period) to support other related research costs.

You'll also have the opportunity to extend your engagement with the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation's (IHBI) research community and present their research to new audiences in the sciences.


You must:

How to apply

Applications for our annual scholarship round are now open for students starting in 2020.

Apply for a research degree and a scholarship any time between now and 30 September 2019.

You must register your interest for a scholarship when you apply for your course by completing the 'Scholarship application' section of the research degree application form. Indicate on your application that you want to be considered for a scholarship as part of our annual scholarship round.

You'll be considered for all scholarships you're eligible for.

If you have already applied for admission and want to be considered in the annual scholarship round, register your interest by contacting the Research Students Centre.

Read our guide to applying for research scholarships (PDF file, 1.2 MB)

Follow our step-by-step guide to apply for a research degree

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Project proposals

Your proposal should clearly outline the project’s connection between creative practice-led research and scientific inquiry. The project proposal should summarise your current track record as a creative practitioner and indicate how biomedical science is an integral part of the study.

You will, in broad terms, consider how creative practice and biotechnology can form an innovative relationship. There are many possibilities, but a proposal might consider how lab-generated imaging inspires creative responses.

The selected candidate will demonstrate a strong potential for producing original, high-impact research.

Contact Professor Louis Philippe Demers for further details.

What happens next?

We'll assess applications and make offers in mid-November. If your scholarship application is successful, you'll need to accept the offer by the response date provided in your offer. We expect you to begin your research degree early in the following year.

Eligibility for admission to a PhD is determined by the Research Students Centre. Scholarships applications will be assessed by the faculty you’re applying to study with.


Your scholarship will end when you submit your thesis, or at the end of the award's tenure, whichever comes first.

Read the terms and conditions for this scholarship:

To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • make satisfactory progress in your studies
  • remain studying at QUT
  • be enrolled as an internal student
  • remain studying full-time.

You can't:

  • hold another scholarship that is worth more than 75% of the QUT Postgraduate Research Award.

About the scholarship

The supervisory team will be drawn from QUT’s School of Creative Practice and IHBI, and the selected candidate will develop their project over three years, with access to QUT’s Creative Lab facilities, Indigenous academic support, and IHBI’s state-of-the-art facilities and specialist research centres.

Based at QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus, you will work with supervisors from QUT’s team of creative practitioners and researchers. Your supervisors will assist you in engaging Indigenous research methodologies and innovative cross-disciplinary approaches.

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