Scholarship details

Study levels

Postgraduate and Research

Student type

Future students

Study area

Engineering, Science, technology and engineering and mathematics

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

What you'll receive

You'll receive a scholarship of $34,000 (tax exempt) per annum for a period of 3.5 years.

All QUT research students are entitled to 20 days’ recreation leave and 10 days’ sick leave per year of candidature. This leave does not extend milestone or scholarship dates.

The student is also entitled to up to 14 weeks' paid parental leave, in which case, milestone and scholarship dates would be extended to cover the period of leave.


You must have:

  • Australian residency
  • a recently completed undergraduate, honours or masters degree
  • a background in chemistry and/or physics.

Ideally you will also have (not necessary but preferred) one or more publications.

How to apply

Submit your application to Professor Jose Alarco.

Your application must include:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date CV
  • a full academic transcript
  • a summary (up to 2 pages) of your career outlining and aspirations
  • details of 3 referees (email, address and contact number)
  • evidence of Australian residence.

What happens next?

This scholarship will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

About the scholarship

This is a 3-year PhD scholarship to work on battery anode materials.

Learning from battery experts with industry and academic experience, access to unique dry rooms facilities for pilot cell manufacture, access to state of the art high resolution electron microscopy facilities.

Company Calix has provided funding for a PhD scholarship, via the ARC ITTC for Future Energy Storage, where QUT is a participant.

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