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Ian Morley Prize

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Bill Whiten Memorial Prize

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PhD Scholarship Opportunities


Project SupervisorDescription Contact details
Sustainable Minerals Institute Bursary Scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander StudentsvariousThe aim of the bursary scheme is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander UQ HDR scholars to engage with global issues of responsible and sustainable minerals development, such as the imperatives of sustainable development, cultural heritage protection and environmental stewardship. The Sustainable Minerals Futures HDR Scholars will be supported and encouraged to network, engage and develop critical, innovative thinking about the environmental, social and governance challenges facing the resources industry in Australia and the world today.
For further information, please contact: Dr Sarah Holcombe at
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
ProjectSupervisorDescription Contact details
Dr Eleonore Lebre

Low-carbon energy technologies are widely promoted as the solution to the climate crisis. These technologies and their associated generation, storage and transport infrastructure require an enormous quantity and diversity of metals.

This project will analyse local risk dynamics in extractive locations around the world. The aim is to identify pathways for building government and industry capacity in order to achieve a ‘just’ energy transition. The project will connect local and global scales and generate evidence-based knowledge to ensure that the energy solutions we seek are just and can be managed responsibly.

For further information, please contact: Dr Eleonore Lebre at

PhD Top-up scholarship: Consultation and consent for community energy development: enablers, barriers, and opportunities in Australia

Dr Vigya Sharma

The overarching aim of the project is to examine Australia's community energy landscape by focusing on energy-specific consultation and consent experiences. Specifically, the project will draw on lessons, mistakes, and experiences of other world regions to develop a robust knowledge base for Australia's community energy development.

For further information, please contact: Dr Vigya Sharma at +61 (0)431 436 296 or

Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry
ProjectSupervisorDescription Contact details

Integration of Indigenous knowledge into post-mine land use planning

Dr Robynne ChrystalThe project will investigate effective ways for knowledge sharing between customary land owners and SMI social and environmental researchers. This will potentially lead to the co-creation of a methodology that can be used across Australia to better combine traditional knowledge and socio-environmental science, ultimately providing better cultural, environmental and social outcomes for customary land owners.For further information, please contact Dr Robynne Chrystal at or +61 7 334 64130
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and hydrogeologists collaborating to better understand and manage groundwater resourcesDr Robynne Chrystal

The Indigenous student will collaborate with members of a team and traditional-knowledge holders in relation to groundwater in one or more study areas in Queensland. The case study sites will be decided during the early stages of the project. Additionally, the project will seek to investigate effective ways for knowledge sharing between customary landowners and hydrogeologists.

For further information, please contact Dr Robynne Chrystal at or +61 7 334 64130
QUEX PhD Scholarships


The University of Queensland and the University of Exeter are seeking exceptional students to join a world-leading, cross-continental research team tackling major challenges facing the world’s population in global sustainability and wellbeing as part of the QUEX Institute. The joint PhD scholarship program provides a fantastic opportunity for the most talented doctoral students to work closely with world class research groups and benefit from the combined expertise and facilities offered at the two institutions. Expressions of interest for 2021 will open soon - read more

UQ Scholarships

UQ ScholarshipsThe UQ Graduate School manages a limited number of merit-based scholarships for commencing or currently enrolled UQ students on a competitive basis. These scholarships provide financial support for living allowances, tuition fees and overseas health cover (OSHC) (international students only), and international travel awards. To find out more about UQ's scholarships and deadlines for upcoming rounds, please visit the UQ Graduate School Scholarships and Fees website.

Other Scholarships

Please visit the website of the UQ Scholarships Office to review other opportunities for which you may be eligible. If you are applying for an external scholarship which requires you to give evidence of your admission to a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy, you must submit your application for admission to UQ six weeks before your scholarship application deadline. This will allow UQ and SMI the time required to process your application and issue you with a provisional offer of admission.