Alfred Midgley Postgraduate Scholarship
The university of Queensland Australia

Alfred Midgley Postgraduate Scholarship

Australia 03 Jun 2021


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The scholarship was established in 2010 by a bequest from the estate of Zoe Ann Burnett, in memory of her grandfather the late Dr Alfred Midgley, and it is supported annually from the income of her estate. Dr Alfred Midgley contributed to many aspects of early Queensland life. He was a member of the ninth Queensland parliament, an early published Queensland poet, and a minister in the Methodist Church. Zoe Ann Burnett graduated in Arts from The University of Queensland in 1948 and was awarded a Masters of Literary Studies in 1989. The purpose of the scholarship is to support a postgraduate student engaged in research in the field of Australian literature.

This is a Philanthropic Higher Degree by Research, Top-Up Scholarship


The Scholarship is open to Higher Degree by Research candidates conducting research in the field of Australian Literature. 

How to apply

Please download the application form and submit the completed form and requested documents here.

Applicants must submit a completed application form by 11.59pm, Thursday 3 June, 2021.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be ranked on the basis merit as deemed by:

  • The applicant’s academic performance as an undergraduate student, to date;
  • The likelihood of the applicant’s research producing excellent research outcomes; and
  • any other matters the selector sees fit.

Selection of a scholar will be made by the Dean of the Graduate School on the advice of the Head of School, Communication and Arts

Scholarship value : $6000 per annum over the life of the degree as per the 4.80.01 UQ Research Scholarships Policy

Number awarded : 1

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