UQ is committed to recognising and rewarding outstanding performance in the supervising, mentoring, and training of HDR candidates. UQ also celebrates the diversity of its research community and recognises those who have facilitated greater collaboration with industry as well as those who continue to demonstrate effective and inspirational graduate leadership.

The Awards for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision were developed in 2000 following a proposal by the Student Union and the success of the Awards for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to the remunerated Awards, the Selection Committee can award commendations and recognise excellence in advising for emerging academic staff.

In 2020, the University has introduced the Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research Leadership and the Awards for Excellence in Promoting Industry Engagement in Graduate Research. The Awards are presented annually during Research Week. The recipients of these awards will be put forward by UQ for the Australian Council of Graduate Awards for Excellence. Please contact the Graduate School if you have any questions about these awards.