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The University of Queensland Dorothy Hill PhD Scholarship, Australia 2023

Application is now open for the Dorothy Hill 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

In Queensland, plans for a university first surfaced in the 1870s. In 1874, a royal commission led by Sir Charles Lilley argued in favor of starting a university right away. In a society where fundamental industries were dominant, many opposed to universities believed that technical education was more significant than intellectual education. In response to this resistance, the institution’s proponents distanced themselves from Oxford and Cambridge and put out a different paradigm that was centered on the mid-western states of the United States. Arts, law, medicine, science, and applied science were the five faculties that the Second Royal Commission suggested for a new university in 1891. 

According to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2016 MBA ranking, the UQ Business School’s Master of Business Administration program is ranked first overall in Asia Pacific and among the top 10 globally. According to the Australian Financial Review, UQ offers the best MBA program in the country. UQ is ranked first in both the Academic Ranking of World Universities and U.S. News & World Report for life sciences universities in Australasia.


The Dorothy Hill PhD Scholarship was created in 2005 thanks to a donation from the late Emeritus Professor Dorothy Hill, AC, CBE, who had a more than 60-year relationship with the University of Queensland.

Details about Dorothy Hill PhD Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $43,000

Number of awards: Varies

Study level: Postgraduate/PhD

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Future UQ student

Dorothy Hill PhD Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

If you are a Ph.D. candidate doing work in the fields of paleontology, stratigraphy, or sedimentology research, you are qualified.

Selection Criteria

Your application will be ranked based on: 

  • academic accomplishment and prospects for academic success, the merit of the planned research program in the fields of paleontology, stratigraphy, and sedimentology, and any other criteria the selection committee deems appropriate.

Application Procedure for Dorothy Hill PhD Scholarship

In the upcoming scholarship cycle, when you apply to UQ for a higher degree through a research program, your application will be taken into account for this scholarship.


This substantial HDR Living award is subject to the same guidelines and restrictions as the Schedule A Postgraduate Research Scholarships.

The conditions of the UQ research and travel scholarships, including the reporting and progress criteria, are anticipated by all recipients of philanthropic scholarships.

In any publication that results from the research that was done while they were recipients of the fellowship, these recipients of charitable scholarships are obligated to mention the grants.

A presentation on the work accomplished while they were receiving the scholarship may also be requested; in this case, the scholarship winner must agree to the request or risk losing it. Information from your application is gathered for three reasons: to decide if you qualify for the scholarship, to choose the recipients of the award, and to administer the scholarship. The University of Queensland may divulge the information you give the Donor for the aforementioned purposes. The University will not divulge the information to a third party without your consent unless it is allowed or required by law. For additional information, please see the University‚Äôs Privacy Management Policy.

Depending on the circumstances, a domestic part-time student with caregiving duties, a medical condition, or a handicap that prohibits them from studying full-time may qualify for scholarship consideration.

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

The Submission Deadline is: 24 September 2023

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