This is an Entrepreneurial PhD top-up fellowship offered by the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) to outstanding students in order to help them advance their careers and become more marketable.
As part of their PhD, successful candidates must also finish UQ’s Career Development Framework, which qualifies them for a further six-month fellowship (maximum of four years). The additional requirements for completing professional development activities, such as an industry placement, will be recognized by the top-up scholarship.
About the Scholarship:
Australia’s premier university, the University of Queensland (UQ), is known for its cutting-edge research and teaching. Due to the institution’s focus on teaching excellence, UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. Three campuses of the University of Queensland (UQ) are located in South East Queensland. The University of Queensland’s St Lucia and Herston campuses are located in Brisbane. More than 2 million people call Brisbane home. The city’s subtropical climate is complemented by a vibrant cultural scene and a safe environment. Our proximity to World Heritage rainforests, mountain ranges and beaches makes Brisbane an ideal location for business, investment, major events and education in the Asia–Pacific region.
QS World University Rankings (47), Academic Ranking of World Universities (54), Times Higher Education World University Rankings (32), and CWTS Leiden Ranking (32) all position UQ among the world’s best universities (66). University of Queensland has 24 subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 that place it among the world’s top 50 universities, including sports-related subjects (2), mining-related fields such as mining engineering (5), environmental sciences (11), agriculture and forestry (7), education (19), nursing (21) and psychology (23), as well as hospitality and leisure management (27) and sociology (29)..
There are more than 170 countries represented in the alumni network of The University of Queensland’s 268,000 graduates; 14,500 of these are PhDs. More than 53,600 current students, including 18,600 postgraduate students and 18,000 international students from 134 countries, are enrolled at UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland. Researchers from a wide range of fields come to UQ to work in the university’s six colleges, eight internationally recognized research institutions, and more than 100 research centers. A wide variety of educational options are available to students in Queensland. As a result of the state’s wide golden beaches, lush rainforests, vibrant marine life, and amusement parks, Queensland’s student culture has grown rapidly in recent years. From arts and business to human movement and hotel management, Queensland’s metropolitan universities are well-known for their wide range of courses. Regional Queensland offers a wide range of specialist courses, including hospitality and management, marine science, tropical agriculture, and more. Also a founding member in the Group Eight (Go8) universities, an Australian member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), and one of only three Australian members of the world’s leading edX consortium, UQ is a global leader in open educational resources, and is the only Australian university to have been a charter member of Universitas 21. (MOOCs)
A global network of more than 170 countries is formed by the 280,000 UQ graduates, including more than 15,400 PhDs. University of Queensland’s three campuses in South East Queensland are home to more than 55,000 students, including the majority of Queensland’s most accomplished students, more than 19,900 postgraduates, and approximately 20,200 international students from 142 countries. UQ’s six colleges, eight internationally renowned research institutions, and more than 100 research centers attract the interdisciplinary community of 1500 scientists, social scientists, and engineers committed to promoting research quality and preserving UQ’s rich history of research leadership. According to the Australian Research Council Fellowships and Grants scheme, UQ has received the most funding, with 419 awards totaling more than $290 million.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): The University of Queensland
Scholarship Country: Australia
Scholarship Worth: $10,000
Study Level: Postgraduate
Nationality: International Students
- Scholarship awarding a total of $10,000 per year
A full-time postgraduate research degree program is required for this grant, which is open to US nationals. Applicants must have submitted an application to a university’s Faculty of Humanities or Social Sciences and be selected as a recipient. The chosen candidate will be expected to contribute to the work of the American Library at Norfolk’s 2nd Air Division Memorial Trust and Norwich’s Millennium Library. Candidates are expected to put in a minimum of eight hours each week
Eligibility for Scholarship.
- You are eligible if you:
- research must be completed in order to fulfill the entry requirements for a higher degree.
- have been given a scholarship for graduate school or a scholarship designated for a specific purpose in order to fund a Category 1 project grant.
- Participate in the activities of the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology by enrolling in its programs (Principal Advisor must be an AIBN academic)
- have attempted to obtain support for your application for the top-up scholarship from your prospective Principal Advisor.
The evaluation of your applications will be based on a competitive scale and will take into account the following criteria:
- past record in the classroom,
- a record of publication,
- awards and distinctions,
- employment background, as well as
- criteria discussed in the aforementioned statement of motivation.
- In the motivational statement, you need to cover all of these criteria:
- Exactly what are your reasons for wanting to apply for the UQ Entrepreneurial PhD Top-up Scholarship?
- in addition to doctoral research.
- evidence of personal qualities and experiences, such as those listed below:
- a potential for leadership, involvement, and/or service to the community
- exhibited the ability and willingness to actively participate in extracurricular activities at UQ, as well as make a good contribution to those activities.
- a history of overcoming obstacles, demonstrating both the ability and the determination to do so.
- shown awareness of how the UQ Entrepreneurial PhD Top-up Scholarship and accompanying activities are to be carried out?
- will make a positive impact on the development of your career.
- any other factor that the selection committee believes is important to the applicant’s potential for future success at the University of Queensland and in their career after graduation.
The The University of Queensland 2022 Entrepreneurial Scholar PhD Top-up Scholarship is open to all International Students
- You will be required to submit a copy of your résumé and a two-page motivational statement through UQ StudentHub before the application deadline in order to be eligible for this supplementary scholarship.
The application deadline for The University of Queensland 2022 Entrepreneurial Scholar PhD Top-up Scholarship is May 31, 2022