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The University of Queensland Allison Milner Memorial PhD Scholarship, Australia 2023

Application is now open for the Allison Milner Memorial PhD Scholarship at the University of Queensland. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Queensland and Scholarship

The UQ St Lucia ferry dock, the westernmost stop, and conclusion of the CityCat service, provides transportation to the university. The University of Queensland bus station at Chancellor’s Place in the west connects travelers to Brisbane’s inner west suburbs such as Indooroopilly, Toowong, and Milton; the UQ Lakes busway station in the east, the western terminus of the Eastern Busway, offers services to Brisbane’s inner south suburbs such as Woolloongabba, Carindale, and Mount Gravatt via the Eleanor Schonell Bridge. Translink also runs two bus stations on campus. 

In memory of Associate Professor Allison Milner, MATES in Construction created the Allison Milner Memorial PhD Scholarship. From 2013 until her premature demise in 2019, Allison was the National Academic Director of MATES. She was an active researcher who promoted initiatives to lower the high suicide incidence among blue-collar workers, who are primarily males.


Allison and the MATES team place a high priority on research, and this fellowship is a crucial way to help outstanding and committed Ph.D. candidates in their pursuit of that research. Australian blue-collar sectors with a male predominance are the focus of the Ph.D. research funded by the fellowship.

Graduate Australian academics who are working on suicide prevention projects for mostly male, blue-collar sectors in Australia are eligible for Ph.D. scholarships.

Details about the Allison Milner Memorial PhD Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: Up to $108,000 throughout the candidature

Number of awards: Varies

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Eligibility Criteria for Allison Milner Memorial PhD Scholarship

If you satisfy the entry requirements for a higher degree by research, you are qualified.

Those who are presently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s by Research program and want to enroll in a Ph.D. program are eligible to apply.

Students who are already enrolled in a Ph.D. program are also eligible to apply. By 25 November 2022, current Ph.D. students must submit their draft application to the UQ Graduate School ( for assessment and approval.

Successful candidates must be enrolled at their preferred Administering Institution to be eligible for funding. People who have applications that are still pending are eligible, but money is only provided to those who enroll successfully. When a candidate’s acceptance into a Ph.D. program is confirmed, they must also inform MATES Australia of the results of their present research. It is suggested that applicants inquire about the enrollment procedure at their administering institution with the Graduate School.

Throughout the Ph.D. Scholarship term, the Recipient must maintain a base of operations at the Administering Institution.

For the benefit of Australians, the study must be carried out in Australia. The candidate must get legal permission to work and remain in Australia before the Ph.D. program may start if they are not Australian citizens.

Selection Standards

The goal of the PhD scholarship is to aid excellent graduates who are just beginning their research careers. The award specifically funds Ph.D. studies that focus on suicide prevention programs in businesses with a male predominance. This Ph.D. fellowship covers research in male-dominated fields that may involve both male and female employees, their families, or larger communities. The ideas combining the manufacturing, mining, energy, or construction sectors will be given preference.

Research on male-dominated sectors should focus on at least one of the following:

  • Psychological discomfort or suicidality
  • Workplace mental health: Cultural and sociological factors to consider
  • The reduction of psychological risks at work.

Application Process for Allison Milner Memorial PhD Scholarship

Interested and qualified applicants should fill out the application form for the scholarship.

The Submission Deadline is: 6 November 2023

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