Global Change Scholars Program

The Global Change Scholars Program is a unique PhD experience designed to cultivate future research leaders. Each year the program selects PhD students from across UQ’s faculties and institutes and invites them to develop their expertise in transdisciplinary research for real-world impact.

Through a series of seminars, workshops and industry collaboration, scholars develop skills in creative problem solving, communication, and research co-design. The program enhances UQ’s PhD program by preparing emerging scholars to respond creatively to broader social needs.

Applications for the 2022 Global Change Scholars program are closed.

Program snapshot
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Commitment: 60 days, including workshops and Industry Challenge
  • Open to all UQ PhD students in their first year of candidature
Program benefits
  • Understand how research can respond to global challenges.
  • Develop creative, transdisciplinary and co-design research skills.
  • Collaborate on a real-world project with an industry partner.
  • Access to professional development workshops and seminars.
  • Enhance research leadership and communication skills.


Joining the program
Applications for the 2022 program have now closed.

Eligible students will be invited to apply for the 2023 round early next year.