Are you passionate about water or the environment? Through the Australian Water and Environment Research Alliance (AWERA), you can be supervised by the some of the best in the field from both Griffith University and The University of Queensland.
This scholarship exists to promote excellence in the AWERA targeted research areas. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding new PhD students and cover a living stipend top-up, and are available to both international and domestic students who meet all other eligibility criteria.
Eligibility for consideration of the AWERA scholarship is based upon the following criteria:
- Scholarships are for PhD students only.
- Applicants will need to meet the general requirements for admission into a PhD program at the University of Queensland or Griffith University and to be awarded an APA scholarship or a (merit based competitive scholarship – national or international).
- Applicants must address a topic related to an AWERA research theme and have sought and obtained agreement on their proposed project from potential AWERA supervisors.
All applications will be submitted to the AWERA Program Manager for initial evaluation of eligibility. All eligible applications will be presented to a working party made up of three sitting AWERA members, including representation from each university. This committee will not include any of the applicant’s supervisors.
Selection criteria will be developed that ranks a candidate’s: Written response in alignment the proposed project to AWERA research themes;Relevance of the project to ongoing AWERA research activities; Track record; and Appropriate supervisors (one from each university) with evidence of research support for the project.
In keeping with the aim to only approve ‘elite’ students, if suitable candidates aren’t identified, the scholarships will not be awarded.
Scholarship Application Deadline
1st of November 2012.
Dr Liz O’Brien
AWERA Program Manager
Office for Research
Phone: +61 7 37354229