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The University of Queensland Alfred Midgley Postgraduate Scholarship in Australia 2023

Application is now open for the Alfred Midgley Postgraduate Scholarship at the University of Queensland. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Queensland and Scholarship

The University of Queensland is divided into divisions for academic, administrative, and logistical reasons. The academic board is the university’s highest level of academic advice. It develops academic policy on topics such as new programs, teaching, learning, assessment, research, promotions, student academic concerns, awards, and scholarships. Every year, one academic board member is elected as president. A half-time deputy president assists the president.

Some of UQ’s rankings include 36th in the world by U.S. News in 2022, 47th in the world by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022, 43rd in the world by 2024 QS World University Rankings, 53rd in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, 37th in the world by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022, and 33rd in the world by 2022 NTU rankings. According to the UNSW Aggregate Rankings of Top Universities, UQ was the 42nd best-ranked institution in the world in 2022 in terms of aggregate performance across QS, THE, and ARWU.


Alfred Midgley Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 2010 as a gift from Zoe Ann Burnett’s estate in honor of her late grandpa, Dr. Alfred Midgley. It is funded yearly from the proceeds of her estate. Dr. Alfred Midgley made a lot of contributions to early Queensland culture. He was a preacher in the Methodist Church, a poet from Queensland who was published early, and a member of the ninth Queensland legislature. In 1948, Zoe Ann Burnett earned an arts degree from The University of Queensland, and in 1989, she received a master’s degree in literary studies. The scholarship’s goal is to assist a postgraduate student in researching Australian literature.

Details about Alfred Midgley Postgraduate Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: Minimum of $6,000 per annum

Number of awards: Varies

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Future UQ student

Eligibility Criteria for Alfred Midgley Postgraduate Scholarship

If you are a candidate for a higher degree by research and you are doing research in the area of Australian literature, you are eligible.

Selection Standards

Your application will be rated according to its merit, which will be determined by: 

  • Your up-to-date performance as an undergraduate student;
  • The possibility that your study will yield great research findings, as well as any other criteria the selection deems appropriate.

Application Process for Alfred Midgley Postgraduate Scholarship

When you apply for a higher degree by research program at UQ during the following scholarship cycle, you will be evaluated for this award.


This is a philanthropic top-up scholarship for higher education. The terms of the UQ research and travel scholarships, including the reporting and progress criteria, must be followed by all beneficiaries of charitable awards. The recipients of these charitable scholarships are required to mention them in any publication that is published as a consequence of the study that was carried out while they held the award.

Additionally, donors may ask the scholarship winner to give a presentation on the work completed as part of the award; in this instance, they must accept the invitation or risk losing the scholarship.

The data you submit with your application is gathered for three purposes: (1) determining your eligibility for the scholarship, (2) choosing the beneficiaries, and (3) managing the award. The information you give the Donor may be disclosed by the University of Queensland to accomplish the objectives specified. Except as authorized or required by law, the University will not otherwise share the information with a third party without your approval. The University’s Privacy Management Policy may be found at for further details.

Schedule A: Postgraduate Research Scholarships (PDF, 569.68 KB)

The Submission Deadline is: 24 September 2023

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