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The University of Queensland Randall Silcock Grant, Australia 2023

Application is now open for the Randall Silcock Grant 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) is a public research university based primarily in Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland. UQ was established in 1909 by the Queensland government and is one of the six sandstone universities, an informal designation for the oldest university in each state. The University is also a founding member of edX, Australia’s leading Group of Eight, and the worldwide research-intensive Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

UQ has foreign offices in Washington D.C. and Louisiana, as well as the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School. Queensland has a substantial research concentration in science, medicine, and technology. UQ Professor Ian Frazer was a pioneer in the innovation of the cervical cancer vaccinations Gardasil and Cervarix. According to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, UQ has assumed the lead in various areas of cancer research.


According to the Commonwealth Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia 2012 National Report, UQ’s research is ranked above world standard in more broad fields (in 22 broad fields) than any other Australian university, and more UQ researchers are working in research fields that ERA has evaluated as above world standard than any other Australian university.

Randall Silcock Grant was established in 1972 and is supported by an endowment from the late Randall Gilbert Silcock’s estate. The UQ Senate recognized this honor in 2015.

Details about Randall Silcock Grant at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: Up to $1,000

Number of awards: Up to 8

Study level: Undergraduate & Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Current UQ student

Eligibility Criteria for Randall Silcock Grant

Applicants are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be eligible for the Randall Silcock Grant at the University of Queensland:

  • Are enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine program 
  • Submit an application to the Dean by the deadline.

Required Documents

Each candidate will need two documents:

  • a document that includes:
    • All Conference information: complete conference name, dates, location, city, state, and nation
    • Evidence of an invitation to speak at the conference or the acceptance of an abstract: A letter or email
    • Student information Full name, MD study year, and UQ ID number; Candidates for HDR: yes/no; existing GPA research mentors 
    • Complete name and organization
    • The presentation’s name
    • Either an oral presentation or a poster presentation If your abstract is approved, please include a summary (100–150 words) of the concrete advantages of presenting at this conference.
  • a report that breaks down the money sought for conference registration and/or travel expenditures and includes the receipts for money spent on such charges. (Please be aware that no lodging expenses will be taken into account.) Only costs that have previously been paid for and have receipts are eligible for reimbursement (up to $1,000).

Selection Criteria

The University will take the following into account:

  • a statement on the strength of concrete advantages that may be anticipated from presenting at this conference, the caliber and standing of the conference to be attended, and the caliber of the presentation based on the accepted abstract.

Note: This grant is available retrospectively if evidence that the paper was accepted and the conference was attended in the year of the award can be provided.

Application Procedure for Randall Silcock Grant

Interested and eligible candidates should log in or register for the grant here. Use these tips for putting together a great application to help you through this method.

Terms and Conditions

Randall Silcock Grant Rules (PDF, 105.66 KB)

The Application Deadline is: 9 October 2023

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