Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Building and planning, Education and Health and community

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship of $28,597 per annum
  • successful international students will be considered for a HDR tuition fee sponsorship, if successful in receiving the scholarship.

The successful applicant will undertake their PhD and will benefit from being part of a research team and working with other PhD students and research technicians. The applicant will work closely with Professor Robin Drogemuller and Ms Marissa Lindquist, associate supervisors and external industry advisors on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project studying intergenerational campus environments. This project has a number of interstate partners.

Location: QUT Gardens Point Campus


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:

  • enrol as a full-time, internal student
  • have completed undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications in a suitable built environment degree

Ideally, you will also have:

  • data collection and analysis skills (quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • skills to observe the built environment
  • knowledge of residential properties, schools, aged care facilities
  • knowledge of spatial syntax mapping
  • capability to communicate with industrial partners, senior residents, young students, international academics and partners

The PhD project includes a review of existing models of intergenerational, and co-situated or connected senior living and high school facilities via key informant interviews and surveys, case study data collection, observations, spatial analysis and preparation of concept design proposals. The project overlaps with the initial development of the intergenerational model to ensure integration of research findings to construct, cost and evaluate the model.

How to apply

Please contact Ms Marissa Lindquist for further details before submitting an Expression of Interest.

If you're invited to submission an Expression of Interest, please follow our steps to apply for a research degree.

When submitting your expression of interest, include:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV), including recent IELTS or equivalent if necessary
  • your full academic transcript
  • a two-page summary outlining your career to date including your experience in practice
  • details of three academic or professional referees (email and contact number).

You must indicate in your Expression of Interest, in the Financial Details section, that you are applying for this scholarship by entering its name in the appropriate place. You must list Ms Marissa Lindquist listed as your proposed supervisor.

For more information about the application process, contact Ms Marissa Lindquist.

What happens next?

The scholarship will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We are seeking to recruit a student as soon as possible.


The conditions for retaining the scholarship are set out in the rules of the QUT Postgraduate Research Award (Domestic) or QUT Postgraduate Research Award (International) with the exception of extension and additional paid sick leave, which are not included.

About the scholarship

As part of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded Research Project, 'An Inter-generational Learning and Living Campus: A New Model for Healthy Senior Living and Integrated School Communities across Urban and Regional Australia', QUT is offering one full-time, 3-year PhD scholarship to undertake research into the Inclusive Campus Environments Project.

The PhD project is designed to gather multidisciplinary (planning and design) data, experience and knowledge to design and test small case study projects or pilots embedded within community applying experience and knowledge from successful international cases.

The project includes a review of existing literature and intergenerational programs. The data will be collected via key informant interviews and surveys. The project may also include existing case study data collection via observations. The project will produce a range of building design prototypes which will be tested with key industrial partners.

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