Scholarships and Prizes

Carolyn D Baker Memorial Scholarship

Postgraduate presentation at an international conference

Carolyn D Baker
Carolyn D Baker

Highly respected by all her friends, colleagues and students Dr Baker's legacy lives on through the success and research of her students and through an annual public lecture we host in her name. An initiator of the School's Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, it is fitting that this lecture is held on the evening prior to this conference. Read more ...

Richard Baldauf Memorial Prize

Best paper by a postgraduate research student

Emeritus Professor Richard (Dick) Baldauf was a staff member in the School of Education from 2003 to 2014. He had a most productive career as a researcher, teacher and mentor and was much loved and admired by his students and colleagues.  He maintained a highly engaged role in the School and the University whilst undergoing medical treatment in the later years of his life. The School was enriched by his thoughtful contributions in many different areas, particularly to the PhD program through his membership of numerous PhD panels and his many PhD supervisions. Read more ...

International Experience Bursary

Each year we offer a limited number of $300 bursaries for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students undertaking an approved international study-related experience that will enhance their studies with the School of Education. These bursaries are available to students for travel outside Australia and not in the student’s country of permanent residence.

The bursaries are awarded on the basis of the student’s academic merit and of the value of the proposed exchange or experience as determined by the School of Education’s Engagement Committee.
Applications must be completed on the relevant form and submitted to the Engagement Committee at least eight weeks prior to the intended departure date.
Students intending to undertake an international experience activity that enhances their degree program at UQ are also encouraged to apply for a UQ Advantage Grant (in addition to the School of Education international experience bursary).

Students should note that the School of Education international experience bursaries are not for international student exchange purposes as other financial support schemes are available for this type of study-travel.

International Fieldwork Grant

For HDRs - please download the form at the link below for more information.

International Fieldwork Grant Application

Post-Thesis Fellowships

Post-Thesis Fellowships are designed to support HDR students to write up their research findings after they have completed their theses. As well as the obvious good of disseminating research findings, the scheme seeks to support former HDR students as they position themselves for the employment market and to assist academic units in maximising their research outputs and research profile.

Read more and download the form.

Queensland Department of Education and Training scholarships

The Queensland Department of Education and Training offers a number of scholarships for aspiring teachers. Please note that these scholarships are administered by the Department, not by The University of Queensland.

  • Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships to assist with study-related expenses, access to permanent employment as a teacher, and professional development programs. Open to eligible aspiring teachers who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Aspiring Teacher Grants - open to eligible high achieving secondary school students about to commence study to become a teacher.
  • Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grantsup to $2,000 to undertake a professional experience in a rural or remote Queensland state school. Open to eligible high achieving preservice teachers.
  • Career Start Bursary - offers financial incentives and an opportunity to secure an early offer of permanent appointment in schools identified as high priority within Darling Downs South West, Central Queensland, North Queensland and Far North Queensland Regions.

Find further information and contact details at the Department of Education and Training.