Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Indigenous Australian and Academic performance

Application dates

Applications close
28 January 2022

What you'll receive

The successful applicant will be based in QUT's Centre for Justice, and will have access to the centre's vibrant research training community.

You'll receive:

  • a living allowance of $28,597 each year for 18 months, indexed annually
  • a full tuition fee offset.

A three-month extension to the scholarship is also possible, subject to satisfactory progress.


Applicants must:

How to apply

You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for consideration to apply for this Scholarship. Please refer to our how to apply for a research degree website for more information.

Your EOI must indicate that you are applying for this scholarship in the financial details section, and must have A/Prof Rowena Maguire listed as your proposed supervisor (please note that an appropriate supervisory team will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

What happens next?

If your expression of interest is accepted, you'll be invited to submit a full application, including a research proposal, to finalise your application.

Please contact A/Prof Rowena Maguire with any questions about the research project, and with any questions about the application process.


The Scholarship will be governed by the QUT Indigenous Postgraduate Research Award Scholarship Rules (QUTIPRA).

About the scholarship

A scholarship is available to support an Indigenous student to complete a project examining circular economy design and implementation.

Existing waste management practices in remote Indigenous communities raise a number of justice issues including:

  • exposure to hazardous substances
  • lack of recycling networks
  • lack of waste management infrastructure
  • impacts on land availability for other activities
  • missed chances to take part in new circular economy opportunities.

We are interested in hearing of all waste related topics including projects looking at:

  • food waste
  • textile waste
  • plastic waste
  • electronic waste.

Scholarship is open to students from all disciplinary backgrounds.

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