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Future student scholarship
A scholarship for future PhD students interested in researching at the intersection of design and robotics.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Creative practice, communication and design and Science and mathematics

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand and International

Application dates

Applications close
30 September 2019

What you'll receive

You’ll receive:

  • a living allowance for 3.5 years indexed annually ($27,496 in 2019). This scholarship can be used to support living costs
  • a total of $3,000 (over a 3.5 year period) to support other related research costs.


You must:

  • meet the admission criteria for a PhD (PDF file, 92.7 KB)
  • apply for and be accepted into a PhD
  • have received first-class honours (H1) or completed a research masters in the field of industrial design, interaction design, human-robot interaction or robotics.

You should have skills and interest in:

  • industrial design, interaction design, human-robot interaction or robotics
  • applied design-led research
  • prototyping new product concepts through code and physical artefacts
  • design fabrication (digital and analogue materials).

How to apply

Applications for our annual scholarship round are now open for students starting in 2020.

Apply for a research degree and a scholarship any time between now and 30 September 2019.

You must register your interest for a scholarship when you apply for your course by completing the 'Scholarship application' section of the research degree application form. Indicate on your application that you want to be considered for a scholarship as part of our annual scholarship round.

You'll be considered for all scholarships you're eligible for.

If you have already applied for admission and want to be considered in the annual scholarship round, register your interest by contacting the Research Students Centre.

Read our guide to applying for research scholarships (PDF file, 1.2 MB)

Follow our step-by-step guide to apply for a research degree

For further information on this exciting opportunity, contact Dr Jared Donovan.

What happens next?

We'll assess applications and make offers in mid-November. If your scholarship application is successful, you'll need to accept the offer by the response date provided in your offer. We expect you to begin your research degree early in the following year.

Eligibility for admission to a PhD is determined by the Research Students Centre. Scholarships applications will be assessed by the faculty you’re applying to study with.


Your scholarship will end when you submit your thesis, or at the end of the award's tenure, whichever comes first.

Read the terms and conditions for this scholarship:

To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • make satisfactory progress in your studies
  • remain studying at QUT
  • be enrolled as an internal student
  • remain studying full-time.

You can't:

  • hold another scholarship that is worth more than 75% of the QUT Postgraduate Research Award.

About the scholarship

Human-robot collaboration (HRC) is a field of research that effectively combines human and robotic abilities to increase the efficiency and flexibility of manufacturing processes. Assistive Robots and machines that work alongside skilled human experts are key future enabling technologies in advanced manufacturing. Manufacturing lines using industrial robots are well suited to delivering large numbers of consistently high-quality products very efficiently. Humans, by comparison, excel at flexibility, perception, creativity and critical thinking. A tighter integration of work routines requires improved approaches to support awareness in human-robotic co-working spaces. There is a need for solutions that also let people see what the robot is intending to do so that they can also efficiently adjust their actions to work with the robot.

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