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PhD project in creative writing and science

Future student scholarship
A scholarship for future PhD students interested in studying at the intersection of creative writing and science.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Creative practice, communication and design, Health and community and Science and mathematics

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 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

Explore the Creative Lab website

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

You'll develop your project over three years, with access to QUT’s Creative Precinct, membership to the Creative Lab, and access to IHBI’s cutting-edge facilities and specialist research centres.

Work with a supervisory team drawn from QUT’s creative writing discipline and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI). Your supervisors will provide an environment that fosters a vibrant and innovative research culture, encouraging debate, discussion and theoretical and practical grounding in the latest innovative research methodologies.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to extend their engagement with IHBI’s research community and present their research to new audiences in the sciences.

Contact Professor Louis Philippe Demers for further details.

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