The University of Queensland invites applications for the Entrepreneurial Scholar PhD Top-up Scholarship at the University of Queensland in Australia for the 2022/23 academic year.

This is an Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Entrepreneurial PhD top-up scholarship to support outstanding students with a view to supporting their career development and industry readiness.

The program is supplementary to your PhD research project. It aims to develop research graduate attributes, particularly focusing on entrepreneurship. Successful candidates will complete UQ’s Career Development Framework throughout the course of their PhD, and completion of the program qualifies you for a 6-month scholarship extension (maximum of 4 years).


The Top-up will recognise the additional requirements to complete the courses associated with the Career Development Framework, including an industry placement.

Worth of Award

The scholarship is worth $10,000 per annum.

The department you enrol with will meet all necessary costs for your project, including:

  • resource and facility costs: at UQ, which may include other organisations in Australia or overseas
  • travel costs: to complete fieldwork, collect data or visit libraries or other repositories
  • coursework costs: for courses studied outside the department
  • relevant training: in particular methodologies or techniques.


You have to prove you are prepared for the Entrepreneurial Scholar PhD Top-up Scholarship. You do this by showing you:

  • have completed some research experience
  • have completed an approved university degree and
  • can meet the English language requirements.

An approved degree needs to be:

  • in an area relevant to your proposed PhD project and
  • completed no more than 10 years ago.

You need one of the following approved degrees to apply for a PhD:

  • Master of Philosophy (or another research master’s degree); or
  • Bachelor’s degree from an approved university with at least honours class IIA or equivalent; or
  • Coursework master’s degree with an overall grade point average of 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale which includes relevant research experience, approved by the dean; or
  • Postgraduate degree (at least one year full-time or equivalent) with an overall grade point average of 5 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with demonstrated research experience equivalent to honours class IIA will be considered on a case-by-case basis; or
  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least 2 years of relevant research experience, including research publications.

How to Apply

All applications are to be made online via the official website.

Deadline: May 31, 2022.


Click here for more details and to apply