Research degrees

The AIBN offers exciting research projects for potential Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) students.

Available Projects

AIBN has a range of projects available in various impact areas. After you have found a project you are interested in contact the AIBN Researcher directly to discuss the possibility of completing a PhD or MPhil in their lab

Please check our student projects page to see a list of projects on offer.

 Available Student Projects

Program details and application

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs at AIBN include the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students produce new knowledge that is innovative, relevant and progressive, as well as developing their expertise base. 

The UQ Graduate School provides central administration for the PhD and MPhil programs at UQ.

Overview and Entry requirements

UQ Entrepreneurial PhD Top-up Scholarship

As an Entrepreneurial Scholar, you will be equipped with leadership training and an entrepreneurial mindset, positioning you to create your own start-up or innovate within your future workplace.

Selected scholars will undertake a range of professional development activities alongside their PhD, including the Liveris Academy Program, specialised courses, entrepreneurship programs, and spend three months within a company to learn the business of research translation. Through these experiences they will have the opportunity to connect with industry partners and members of other scientific disciplines to expand their professional network.

To support participation in these experiences, a $10,000 annual top-up scholarship will be awarded for up to four-years FTE.  

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UQ Scholarships

Each year the Graduate School awards more than 600 scholarships. Full information about scholarships can be found on the Future Students website, which includes information regarding the UQ awarded scholarships as well as some common externally awarded scholarships.   

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  1. Review the available projects at our Student Projects or AIBN Projects pages to identify your area of interest and a potential advisor.
  2. Discuss your potential PhD or MPhil project with an AIBN Researcher. When contacting researchers, please send them your academic CV and academic documents. If you are invited to apply, you will be asked to submit an online application. A full overview of the application process for admission and scholarship is on the UQ Graduate School website.

Living in Brisbane

The AIBN is located in Brisbane, one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia, which is known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle and friendly locals. Brisbane is a green city with an enviable subtropical climate and diverse population. 

Student Services provides information to help new students plan their arrival to UQ, and to Brisbane.  

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For additional information about how to apply for PhD or MPhil in the AIBN please email the AIBN HDR office at