Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

Building and planning

What you'll receive

Two B40CRC PhD full scholarships are on offer for students who are pursuing higher degree research in line with the CRC’s projects.

The full scholarship will provide funding of up to $40,000 per annum. Term of stipend is three years, with the option of a 6-month extension (on application and subject to university approval).

The scholarship recipient will also have the opportunity to apply for discretionary funds of $5-10k per annum for:

  • travel
  • conferences
  • materials
  • equipment
  • software
  • hardware
  • courses
  • thesis printing (2 copies)
  • and other related expenditure (on application and subject to CRC approval).

How to apply

Step 1: Contact the potential supervisor(s) from QUT, according to their expertise/research interest/key subject area. With the supervisor’s support, you should develop a research proposal that is aligned with B40CRC research activities, partner requirements, and key subject areas as listed above.

Step 2: If you are not enrolled at QUT, then, together with their supervisor, they will need to coordinate an application for candidature within the Faculty. Proof of a successful EOI/invitation to apply from each Faculty will be required in order to submit their B40CRC PhD Scholarship application.

Step 3: You will need to provide evidence of support from their potential supervisor/s. If you have been enrolled or have a successful EOI, you will then be able to apply for a B40CRC PhD Scholarship.

Candidates who are interested in applying for a B40CRC PhD Scholarship must meet the eligibility criteria detailed in the CRC’s PhD Scholarship Information Kit, which also provides further information on how to apply. Note that the completed application form must be included with the applicant’s submission.


Successful candidates will be required to participate in B40CRC research projects with a minimum FTE of 0.6 for full scholarship recipients.

Your PhD research proposal must align with CRC objectives, focusing on the following key research subject areas:

  • residential property development
  • construction safety
  • BIM in building design & construction process
  • platform concept projects to improve building design, construction and operation.

About the scholarship

Our PhD Scholarships are a unique opportunity to work within a leading initiative set to transform the building and construction industry. Successful candidates will work closely with industry partners on interdisciplinary research, engaging with the CRC’s vision to lead – and place Australia at the forefront of – the global building industry.

Our three integrated research programs will help to ensure that we deliver on:

  • new industry-wide culture, practices and standard protocols that will enable the transformation of the entire sector
  • new building processes and techniques, leveraging the latest technologies, data science and AI
  • improvements to building “hardware” and processes and their interaction with our digital and sectoral programs to ultimately improve all aspects of the key building phases (development, design, production, assembly, operation, maintenance and end-of-life).

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