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The University of Queensland Dr. Paul Stuart McCarthy Memorial Prize in Australia for 2023

Application is now open for the Dr. Paul Stuart McCarthy Memorial Prize 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 (UQ, or Queensland University) is a public research university located in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. UQ was established in 1909 by the Queensland parliament and is one of the six sandstone universities or the oldest institution in each state. Based on the rankings of the three most prominent universities in the world, the University of Queensland is ranked second in Australia and 42nd globally in 2023. UQ is also a founding member of edX, one of Australia’s leading Group of Eight universities, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, which conducts major global research.

The main St. Lucia campus occupies most of St. Lucia’s riverside inner area, which is located southwest of Brisbane’s central business district. The main UQ campuses and facilities are the Gatton campus and the Mayne Medical School, which are located in Queensland. Two of UQ’s overseas sites are the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana, United States, and the UQ North America headquarters in Washington, D.C.


A few of UQ’s rankings include being ranked 36th worldwide by U.S. News in 2022, 47th by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2022, 50th by the QS in 2023, 53rd by the Times Higher Education in 2023, 37th by the CWTS Leiden Ranking in 2022, and 33rd worldwide by the NTU in 2022.

UQ is ranked as the second-best institution in Australia and 42nd overall as of 2023. The Aggregate Ranks of Top Universities (UNSW), which compiles the list’s ranks, calculates the average of all significant rating agencies (such as QS, THE, and ARWU) and places each agency’s results in the appropriate position. The University of Toronto was placed #1 in the reputation poll conducted by Maclean’s 2023 university rankings. The university was rated despite not participating in Maclean’s Graduate Survey since 2006, along with several other Canadian universities.

The Dr. Paul Stuart McCarthy Memorial Prize was created in 2008 and is funded by the proceeds of a $25,000 gift made by Mrs. Haila McCarthy on behalf of her family in honor of her son, Dr. Paul Stuart McCarthy.

Details about Dr. Paul Stuart McCarthy Memorial Prize at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $3,500

Number of awards: One

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Eligibility Criteria for Dr. Paul Stuart McCarthy Memorial Prize

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Dr. Paul Stuart McCarthy Memorial Prize at the University of Queensland:

  • are currently enrolled in the fourth year of the Doctor of Medicine program;
  • completed an authorized clinical rotation in the year of the award, and completed the rotation both domestically and internationally.

Selection Criteria

The institution will consider:

  • Your statement should cover the four requirements outlined above;
  • Your interest and the benefits of an interstate or international study experience.

Application Process for Dr. Paul Stuart McCarthy Memorial Prize

When the site is accessible, submit an application using the online application form.

You’ll require:

  • a report detailing your experience with interstate or international clinical research that is no longer than 1000 words
  • a declaration of purpose covering the following:

Integrity of character, contribution to the UQMS, engagement in volunteer work, and interest in adventure sports or sports in general.

You can navigate this procedure with the aid of the school’s advice for creating a strong application.


Dr. Paul McCarthy Prize Rules (PDF, 103.2 KB)

Application Dates:

Applications open on 25 September 2023

Applications close on 22 October 2023

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