Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

  • a top-up scholarship (for periods up to three years only) valued at up to $5,000 per year (tax exempt but with no provision for extension or paid sick leave) to supplement an awarded scholarship and up to $5,000 per year for project costs (to be determined on a case-by-case basis dependent on student excellence)
  • the opportunity to work on a cutting-edge project in the area of Innovation Metrics


You must:

  • Meet QUT's PhD admission criteria
  • Hold first class honours or equivalent in a relevant field of research (business, management, economics or data science) Degree in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science with 1st Class Honours
  • Top-up Scholarship are open to domestic and international students who hold or expect to gain a research training program scholarship (RTP) or equivalent university award from Australia or their home country.
  • Have applied for, or already started a PhD research program at QUT with Dr Moyle as your Principal Supervisor. Recipients of postgraduate scholarships are generally required to be Australian Citizens or hold Permanent Residency status. However, in fields in which there is a national skill shortage, scholarships may be awarded to overseas candidates, provided they meet Department of Immigration and Citizenship policy guidelines. International students must be able to provide evidence of admission to an Australian university.

How to apply

Submit your expression of interest (EOI) to Dr Moyle (email., including the following information:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV)
  • full academic transcript
  • a summary (up to 2 pages) of your scientific career, including:
    • a summary of your final project from your most recent degree
    • a paragraph on your research interests
  • contact details of 3 referees (email, address and phone numbers)
  • Information about your awarded scholarship.
  • If your EOI is successful at this stage, you will be invited to attend an interview

What happens next?

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

If your EOI is not successful, we will notify you by email.

For more information about the EOI process please contact Dr Char-lee Moyle via email


This PhD scholarship is aimed at supporting a student interested in working either directly on this project with Dr. Moyle or in a closely related subject area. Some potential areas the student may be interested in include:

  • Emergent industries and data-driven Satellite Accounting
  • Regional business turnover estimation
  • Real-time or leading innovation indicators
  • Regional measurement of innovation
  • Regional innovation metrics visualisation
  • Policy and program evaluation
  • Drivers and enablers of quality entrepreneurship
  • Regional resilience
  • Entrepreneurial hotspots or clusters
  • Multi-sectoral dynamism
  • Global scaling and agglomeration

About the scholarship

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) is the leading hub in Australia for research-based knowledge in entrepreneurship, with interests extending into adjacent areas such as innovation and small business. ACE is an internationally-recognised leader in scholarly research on entrepreneurship. ACE manages the Longitudinal Australian Business Integrated Intelligence (LABii) Data Vault, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Australia, and is a member of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).

Dr Moyle has recently been awarded a DITID Innovation Metrics Mid-Career Research Fellowship. Working directly with the Queensland Government, the aim of the project is to undertake the first systematic assessment of innovation-driven entrepreneurs and ecosystems supporting Australian entrepreneurial dynamism. The project is a large complex integration project that brings together many different data

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