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Guilford Bell Scholarship at the University of Queensland, Australia 2023

Application is now open for the Guilford Bell 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 became the state’s first university on April 16, 1910, with the gazettal of appointees to the first UQ Senate. Teaching began in 1911 in Brisbane’s Old Government House on George Street. In the first year, there were three faculties and 83 students (60 men and 23 women).

Following World War I, the University grew quickly and outgrew its inner-city location. In 1922, a second parcel in Victoria Park (now held by the Medical School) was bought. Four years later, Dr. James O’Neil Mayne and his sister, Miss Mary Emelia Mayne, contributed funds to acquire the St. Lucia land on which the university’s main campus now stands. After building on the St. Lucia site began in 1939, the first structure, afterward known as the Forgan Smith structure in honor of the then-Premier, was completed in 1939. During WWII, it functioned as the cutting-edge command headquarters for the Allied Land Forces in the South West Pacific.


The University of Queensland and the Queensland Agricultural College merged in 1990 at (now Gatton), 80 kilometers west of Brisbane, merging the state’s two oldest institutions of higher learning and dramatically expanding enrollments. The former Queensland Agricultural College enrolled its first students in 1897, and the two institutions have long partnered on teaching and research programs.

In 1999, UQ built a large campus in Ipswich, the provincial capital, on the site of the old Challinor Centre mental health institution. UQ continues to lecture at the USQ Ipswich campus until 2016 to assist students in completing their degrees. However, in January 2015, this campus was moved to the University of Southern Queensland. The major clinical health and research teaching facility at Herston is UQ’s third campus, which opened in 2010.

This HDR travel grant was started in 2009 and is still being funded by the late Orme Augusta Marsh’s estate. The Guilford Bell Scholarship is designed to assist a candidate for a higher degree by research in exploring foreign architectural practices.

Details about the Guilford Bell Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: At least $4,000

Number of awards: Varies

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment status: Current University of Queensland student

Eligibility Criteria for Guilford Bell Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Guilford Bell Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

  • a Ph.D. student 
  • studying in the field of architecture.

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be rated according to:

  • the viability of the applicant’s proposed itinerary, including how the scholarships will be used to study foreign architectural practices
  • importance and relevance of the foreign trip to the applicant’s pursuit of a higher degree in research
  • the likelihood that the proposed trip would improve the applicant’s higher degree thesis’s quality of research
  • any additional factors the selection committee deems appropriate, such as the possibility that the anticipated travel may speed up the thesis’s completion.

Application Process for Guilford Bell Scholarship

Fill out the scholarship application form before the deadline date. If you are chosen for an interview, the scholarship office will contact you. They will also send you an email with the results of your application.


Schedule A: Postgraduate Research Scholarships (PDF, 550.18 KB)

The Submission Deadline is: 21 August 2023

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