Hidden Vale Project research students have access to a range of additional support and resources including (but not limited to):

  • Ability to apply for top-up scholarships of $7,000 per year for three years for PhD students (UQ students only) via the UQ Graduate School Scholarships website.
  • Access to 20,000 acres of real-world research-focussed land and land uses, with research support of vegetation mapping, land use data, LiDAR data, fieldwork tablets, and long-term research sites.
  • Access to a purpose-built state of the art captive wildlife facility, with a range of camera-equipped enclosures, research rooms, laboratories and a fully equipped veterinary clinic.
  • Desk space and office equipment within the Hidden Vale postgraduate room at the Wildlife Centre.
  • Access to a wide range of research equipment including cameras, traps, and a 4WD vehicle.
  • Eligibility to apply for quarterly research funding via an online application form. There is up to $12,000 in total available each round to be split between a range of research projects as determined by the Research Committee. 
  • Access to one-on-one statistical advice with a highly experienced statistician on site one day per month. 
  • Social support program – on a regular basis, all HV research students are hosted a morning tea at the Spicers retreat where they share the trials and tribulations of the research experience.
  • Research training program – research training sessions are regularly held on topics ranging from scientific writing, to public speaking, Endnote, research ethics, graduate school procedures etc with guest speakers when suitable. Topics for these sessions are flexible guided by current student needs.
  • General research support and advice from a Project Research Manager based on site at the Wildlife Centre. 


For further information on the Hidden Vale Research Support Program please contact Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre Research Manager Dr Julia Hoy: j.hoy@uq.edu.au 

To express interest in becoming a Hidden Vale student, please complete the Expression of Interest form.


* Please note: the above details are subject to change, and cannot be guaranteed for the duration of any research project. Continued eligibility also requires the approved project not to change significantly from the accepted propsal.