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The Dr Danielle Tindle Memorial Scholarship

Current student scholarship
This scholarship supports PhD students undertaking cancer care research to further their career development.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Current students

Study area

Health and community


Australian or New Zealand and International

Application dates

Applications open
1 October 2019
Applications close
30 November 2019

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • $30,000 in total for study-related travel and research expenses for the remainder of your candidature.

The scholarship is not intended as a living allowances stipend.


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be pursuing a PhD in the field of cancer care
  • be enrolled by 1 January 2020 in the second year of full-time equivalent study
  • have successfully completed or be about to complete confirmation of candidature (you must complete this milestone before you can receive the award)
  • be receiving a Research Training Program (RTP) stipend, QUT Postgraduate Research Award, or equivalent scholarship to support your PhD studies at QUT.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, email and include the following supporting documentation:

  • your CV, including details of relevant research experience, publications and conference presentations
  • a letter of support from your principal supervisor outlining how the proposed research activities will contribute to your research development
  • a cover letter (2 pages maximum), including your:
    • name and student ID
    • school and faculty
    • supervisory team details
    • thesis title
    • confirmation date
    • expected Completion Date
    • current scholarship details (scholarship name and end date)
    • overview of your proposed research activities, including the research objectives and proposed locations.

What happens next?

A selection panel will assess applications against the following criteria:

  • big picture focus and impact in cancer care
  • quality of the research being undertaken to advance cancer care
  • quality of the applicant and their research
  • relevance of the research project to cancer.

For more information about the scholarship or application process, contact Health Research Services at

We'll notify applicants of the outcome in December 2019.


Scholarship recipients will present a memorial oration about their research experience at the completion of their study.

About the scholarship

The Dr Danielle Tindle Memorial Scholarship was established to recognise the outstanding contribution of QUT PhD student Dr Danielle Tindle. Emeritus Professor Robert Tindle and Dr Elizabeth Tindle established the scholarship in memory of their daughter who died in 2017 from a rare neuroendocrine carcinoma following a cancer diagnosis in 2002.

Danielle’s cancer experience led her to devote her life to advocating for improved services and care for adolescent and young adult cancer patients. She was awarded a PhD from QUT in 2015 for her thesis ‘Creating meaning: the cancer survivorship experience of young adults in Australia, England and the United States’. Danielle expressed a wish that her work in this field be continued, leading to the establishment of the Dr Danielle Tindle Memorial Scholarship.

The $30,000 scholarship, to be awarded to one student annually, will allow QUT PhD students to further and enhance their work in cancer research. The scholarship supports current QUT PhD students undertaking research in the field of cancer care to further their career development by undertaking a program of research and study at notable national or international cancer research institutes or organisations.

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