Indigenous economics students Madison Corino, Matthew Jones, Juliet Biemann and Jackson Daylight

Help us raise $140,000 to increase the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates within the School of Economics.

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UQ’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Economics Postgraduate Support fund 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.

Message from the Head of School

Daniel Zizzo

We understand that we cannot campaign for progress without also stopping to engage, collaborate and build lasting relationships with Indigenous people within the discipline. It is only with these Indigenous voices that we can identify a clear path moving forward and contribute to national and global change.

This initiative is part of a broader vision to develop a generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economists and build opportunities for them to become leaders in their communities and global society.

It's with your support in this endeavour that we look forward to seeing our student community accurately reflecting the voices of our nation.

Professor Daniel Zizzo
Academic Dean and Head of School
School of Economics


Jackson DaylightThe field of economics is one that directly speaks to those who make decisions for the population.

If we can provide a voice strong enough to those who will listen, then we can be a voice for change.

Jackson Daylight, a Nughi man from Minjerribah
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Economics




Message from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Engagement

Bronwyn Fredericks

Economics is indelibly linked to how we function and thrive as a domestic and global community.

Currently, there are very few Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professional economists in the public and private sector, as well as in academia. As a result, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices and experiences are rarely shared or included in the economic decisions that affect our national business dealings, policies and research.

Indigenous voices are critical to our country’s future and as such, we are eager to support the School of Economics efforts to raise a $140,000 endowment and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to begin their educational journey in Economics.

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks
Indigenous Engagement

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

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Gifts are invested in perpetuity to fund student scholarships forever. Donations may be pledged over a five-year period and are fully tax-deductible.

The University of Queensland acknowledges the Turrbal and Jagera people as the Traditional Owners and custodians on the lands on which UQ operates.

We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.


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