Scholarships and Opportunities

RDA FNQ&TS collates information on relevant scholarships and opportunities from government, corporate and private sectors.

Regional Flavours – Southbank Brisbane

Presented by The Courier-Mail, ‘Regional Flavours’ is Queensland’s premier free food and wine festival.
Held every July at Southbank Parklands in Brisbane, Taste Paradise encourage members to take up this opportunity to showcase their produce to over 120,000 people over this two day foodie event.

Taste Paradise has been successful at gaining business development support from the Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) and producers based in the TRC area who apply to Regional Flavours and are successful at gaining a stall place, have an opportunity to access Taste Paradise support for attending this event.

Should you wish to discuss this opportunity or express an interest in participating, please send an email to or call the Secretary Margo Watkins on 0417 072 479

  • Closing:  21 February 2020

Valerie and Lawrence Kennedy Scholarship

This scholarship will provide travelling scholarships to Master of Teaching (Primary) teacher candidates who are undertaking a placement in an indigenous community, or who are undertaking an placement in an overseas school.

  • $1,000 – $1,500
  • Closing 28 February 2020

Screenworks Composing Bootcamp 2020

Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp provides the extraordinary opportunity for four emerging regional composers to connect with the screen industry, showcase their talents and be exposed to career pathway opportunities.

Now in its 3rd year, it has been opened up to support four emerging regional composers from across regional Australia. We will be giving four composers living in the regions the opportunity to be mentored by industry professionals.

  • Closing 1 March 2020

The Centre for Women & Co. Scholarships

The Centre for Women & Co. are passionate and dedicated to empowering women to lead the life they desire. Our investment in women now extends beyond wellbeing and safety to include financial scholarships.  The Centre for Women & Co. Scholarship could be the start you need to develop your skills, kick start your business, purchase that much needed item or nominate someone who deserves recognition and extra support.

The Centre for Women & Co.’s Scholarship for 2020 are now taking applications for the following areas:

Business Start-Up – $2500;  Capital Purchase – $2500;  Education and Training – $2500;  Nominate a Friend – 2 scholarships available at $1250 each

  • Closing 2 March 2020

AgriFutures – The Gary Sansom Scholarship

The Gary Sansom Scholarship is named in honour of the late Gary Sansom. Mr Sansom was a long-standing supporter of programs encouraging new people in to the chicken meat industry and championed several communication and training initiatives vital to the industry.  The scholarship will support Mr Sansom’s vision for the industry – to ensure it is valued and respected by all sectors and the Australian community. It aims to develop leadership in the research community.  

The successful scholar will receive a stipend of up to $35,000 for living expenses and undertake a research project that contributes applied outcomes to the production of chicken meat in Australia. As part of the scholarship, the student will have access to an industry supervisor to support their study and career pathway.

  • Upto $35,000
  • Closing 31 March 2020

Winston Churchill Trust – Churchill Fellowships

A Churchill Fellowship can offer you (as an Australian citizen) a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue that you are passionate about.

It is for anyone who has exhausted alternatives within Australia and would like to see what other countries are doing successfully in a similar space to inspire new ideas, innovation, and excellence.

The high international regard for Churchill Fellowships provides a pathway for Churchill Fellows to access expertise from around the world that is not typically available to everyone, expanding your knowledge and experience for the benefit of Australian society.

There is a high level of visibility and credibility associated with being a Churchill Fellow.

An information session will be held in Cairns on Wednesday, 4th March 2020 from 5:30pm.    BOOK via evenbrite.

  • Upto $29,000
  • Closing 30 April 2020

Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions

Provides organisations, such as schools and community groups, with grants from $1,000 to $20,000 to sponsor eligible Australian students under the age of 18 to attend or participate in STEM related events, activities and competitions in Australia and overseas.

  • From $1,000 to $20,000
  • Will close when funding is exhausted