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The University of Queensland David Farrell Postgraduate Scholarship, Australia 2023

Application is now open for the David Farrell Postgraduate 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 University of Queensland was established by a State Parliament Act in 1909 and was officially established on April 16, 1910, with the gazettal of appointees to the first UQ Senate. The first classes were held in 1911 in the Old Government House on George Street in Brisbane. In the first year, there were three faculties and 83 students (60 males and 23 women).

Following World War I, the University developed quickly and outgrew its inner-city position. A second location in Victoria Park (currently used by the Medical School) was acquired in 1922. Dr. James O’Neil Mayne and his sister, Miss Mary Emelia Mayne, supplied funds four years later to purchase the St Lucia property where the University’s main campus is presently located. Construction on the St Lucia site began in 1937, and the first structure, subsequently dubbed the Forgan Smith structure after the day’s Premier, was finished in 1939. It served as the forward headquarters for the Allied Land Forces in the South West Pacific during World War II.


The David Farrell Postgraduate Scholarship was founded in 2001 as a result of a gift from David Farrell; it was recognized by the Senate in 2015.

Details about David Farrell Postgraduate Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: At least $2,500

Number of awards: Varies

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Current UQ student

David Farrell Postgraduate Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be eligible for the David Farrell Postgraduate Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

  • Enrolled full-time; 
  • Studying plant science and animal nutrition at the School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability; 
  • Able to show financial need.

Exceptional Conditions:

  • No travel or subsistence expenses may be made with the money.
  • The scholarship is intended to be used for thesis preparation and binding, analytical services, and research materials.

Selection Criteria

Your application will be rated according to merit, taking into account:

  • Financial situation as shown by supporting paperwork; 
  • Academic progress made so far in your program;
  • Additional information that may be judged important to future achievement in the pertinent sector;
  • A foreign student will be given preference;
  • Whatever else the committee deems appropriate.

Application Procedure for David Farrell Postgraduate Scholarship

Interested candidates should download and fill out the application form and attach the supporting documents, as outlined in section 4 of the application form. Completed submissions should be emailed to by 11:55 pm (AEST) Sunday, 17 September 2023

Note that incomplete and late applications will not be considered.


The rules and conditions of the Schedule A Postgraduate Research Scholarships apply to this Philanthropic HDR scholarship. The guidelines for UQ research and travel scholarships must be followed by all beneficiaries of charitable awards. These philanthropic scholarship recipients are required to mention the awards in any publication that is published as a consequence of the study that was carried out when they were recipients of the fellowship. The scholarship winner may also be asked by the donor to present or report on the work completed as part of the award; in this instance, they must abide by the request or risk losing the scholarship.

Your application’s information is gathered for three purposes: determining your eligibility for the scholarship, choosing the beneficiaries of the award, and managing the scholarship. The University of Queensland may release the information you supply to the Donor for the aforementioned objectives. The University will not otherwise release the information to a third party without your approval unless such disclosure is authorized or required by law. For further information, please see the University’s Privacy Management Policy at

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

The Submission Deadline is: 17 September 2023

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