Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Business, Creative industries and Law

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

Application dates

Applications close
31 August 2022

What you'll receive

You'll receive a scholarship, tax exempt of $30,000 per annum for a period of three years, with a possible 6 month extension, subject to satisfactory progress.

If you're an international student, you will also receive either:

  • an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) fees offset (International)
  • a QUT research degree (HDR) tuition fee scholarship.

As the scholarship recipient, you will have the opportunity to work with a team of leading researchers, and to undertake your own innovative research.


To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at QUT, including any English language requirements for international students.

You must also:

Ideally you would also demonstrate experience in one or more of the following sectors:

  • energy
  • mining
  • resources.

How to apply

You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for consideration prior to applying for this scholarship.

How to apply for a research degree.

When completing the application, you must indicate in the Financial Details section that you are applying for this specific scholarship, and must have Dr Ellen Tyquin listed as the proposed supervisor.

Note that an appropriate supervisory team will be negotiated with the applicant after submission of their EOI.

What happens next?

You will be contacted directly with an outcome of your Expression of Interest.

For questions about the research project, contact Dr Ellen Tyquin.

For questions about the application process, email


The scholarship conditions will be shared with the successful applicant.

About the scholarship

The FEnEx CRC’s Market and Sector Development research program aims to secure Australia’s future as a leading global energy exporter through expert-led and collaborative research. Focusing on LNG, blue and green hydrogen energy exports, this research program has been designed to identify and leverage the factors that drive market growth and understand and counteract the barriers that can stifle the development of supply chains and inhibit technology adoption.

Potential PhD topics include:

  • examining risk and crisis experiences and future implications for exporting SMEs within the hydrogen energy sector
  • managing complex narratives to build acceptance of, support for, and trust in Australia’s emerging hydrogen energy export industry
  • addressing the rapidly shifting skills and training needs in Australia’s emerging hydrogen energy sector.

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