Otto and Joan Hirschfeld Memorial Honours Scholarship in Immunology
The university of Queensland Australia

Otto and Joan Hirschfeld Memorial Honours Scholarship in Immunology

Australia 27 Jul 2021


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The purpose of the scholarship is to support honours students studying in the field of immunology at the Diamantina Institute.

The scholarship was established in 2013 and is maintained by income from the Otto Hirschfeld Memorial Fund. This fund was established by Mrs Joan Hirschfeld in memory of her husband, Dr Otto Hirschfeld, Chancellor of the University from 1953 to 1957, and is supported by members of the Hirschfeld family.


You are eligible for this scholarship if you:

  • submit an application to the Director, by the closing date for applications
  • are enrolled full-time in an approved program in the relevant field in the year of the award.

How to apply

  1. To apply, please email to the following documents:
    • Cover letter highlighting previous research experience and interests and stating career aims and ambitions. 
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • A supporting statement from the project Supervisor
    • Certified copy of Academic Transcript (UQ students may attach a pdf of their studies report, which will be verified by UQDI); original documents will not be returned.
  2. All applications must be received by UQDI Undergraduate Administration before the closing date fully completed (5pm, Monday 27 July 2020).  Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Selection criteria

For the selection process, the Director must establish a selection committee comprising:

  • the Director, or nominee, as chair of the committee; and
  • one representative of UQDI Education committee; and
  • at least one member of the university's academic/research staff currently undertaking researching in immunology.

The Scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by:

  • academic excellence in their studies to date; and
  • an interest in pursuing a career in medical research and immunology; and
  • financial need; and
  •  any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the field of immunology.

The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants.


UQDI Undergraduate Administration

Scholarship value : $6,000

Number awarded : 1

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