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Partner with one of the world’s top economics departments as we seek to understand and teach human behaviour and its impact on all areas of society.  

With your help, we can provide greater access to scholarships, increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in the field of Economics, and fund more opportunities for our researchers to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

School of Economics

Economics is at the heart of how we as a society operate. It is the key to unlocking how the world works, from the consumption of goods and services, to changes in employment rates and living standards. We strive to empower our students to be the adaptable, game changing and global leaders and citizens of the future, bearing their education and employability at the forefront.

Philanthropy plays a critical role in this, funding research that has the potential to have truly global impact and supporting world-class teachers and academics to guarantee quality student experiences and graduate success.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Economics Postgraduate Support Endowment

Help us raise $140,000 to increase the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates within the School of Economics.  This endowment is a needs-based fund that supports eligible Indigenous postgraduate students by providing two scholarships each year in perpetuity.

Successful students will receive $4000 in their first year of study and $2000 in their second year for the purpose of purchasing technology and/or travel back to Country during the course of their one or two-year program.

Double your impact Give to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Economics Postgraduate Support Endowment by 20 October 2021 and we will match your contribution up to $50,000.

Give to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Economics Postgraduate Support Endowment

School of Economics scholarships

A $5,000p.a. undergraduate scholarship can make the world of difference to a student balancing their education, work, and living away from home for the first time, allowing them to truly focus on their university experience.

Similarly, a $5,000p.a postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research scholarship assists Australia’s best and brightest researchers, who are helping predict COVID-19 on economic recovery, assessing the impact of the increasing push towards renewable energy sources, and more.

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Archibald Scholarship

One of the University’s oldest scholarships, the Archibald Scholarship has supported UQ’s best economics students in 1911. Recipients of this prestigious scholarship include the likes of Dr Vincent FitzGerald AO, Professor Ian Harper, Ms Karen Chester, and more, all of whom have made significant contributions in the field of Economics in Australia and globally.

It’s incredibly humbling to be among such fine company and exciting to think about some of the potential opportunities that lie ahead of me.

-  Ms Josephine Auer, Archibald Scholarship Recipient (Class of 2019).

A gift to the Archibald Scholarship will provide Queensland’s best and brightest Economics students with a real opportunity to fulfil their potential and leave an indelible mark on Australia.

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Dr Vince FotzgeraldA word from a donor

I was raised to believe that if someone does you a kindness, you have an obligation to repay that kindness.

Dr Vince FitzGerald AO, talking about his gift to the Archibald and the FitzGerald Scholarships


Impact of giving through the School of Economics

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22 donors supported the School of Economics in 2020

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11 economics students received philanthropic support in 2020


Contact a member of the BEL Faculty Advancement team to discuss your relationship with the Faculty, options for giving back to current and future students, partnership opportunities, upcoming events and more.

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