Find a range of advice and resources to support you as you undertake your Hidden Vale research project.

  • Ability to apply for top-up scholarships of $7000 per year for three years for PhD candidates (UQ only).
  • Access to thousands of hectares of real-world research-focused 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 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 wildlife centre's postgraduate room.
  • Access to a wide range of research equipment, including cameras, traps and a 4WD vehicle.
  • Eligibility to apply for research funding via an online application form
  • Social support program: on a regular basis, all Hidden Vale research students are hosted a morning tea at the Spicers Retreat where they share the trials and tribulations of the research experience.
  • General research support and advice from Research Station staff based onsite at the Wildlife Centre.

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 proposal.

Contact us

For further information on the Hidden Vale Research Support Program, email Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre at