Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Science, technology and engineering and mathematics

What you'll receive

  • The successful applicant will receive an annual living allowance of AU$28,597 for three years, indexed annually
  • the scholarship is for full-time study and can be used to support living costs
  • a six-month extension to the scholarship is also possible, subject to approval by QUT
  • successful international students will be considered for a HDR tuition fee sponsorship, if successful in receiving the scholarship.


You must:

The provision of a scholarship is conditional on successful application and admission to the IF49 Doctor of Philosophy course. Eligibility for admission to a research degree is determined by the Graduate Research Centre.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions to Australia, this scholarship is open to students who are currently in Australia.

How to apply

  1. Follow the how to apply steps outlined at
  2. You must submit your expression of interest (EOI).
  3. Apply for the scholarship in your EOI by:
    1. nominating Prof Dietmar Hutmacher as your principal supervisor
    2. in the financial details section, enter the details of this scholarship at question 2.
  4. If your EOI is accepted you will be invited to submit a full application to finalise your application.

What happens next?

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


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).

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions to Australia, this scholarship is open to students who are currently in Australia.

About the scholarship

PhD Scholarship in Biomaterials Science – Polycaprolactone Studies

The Regenerative Medicine group in the Centre for Transformative Biomimetics and Bioengineering at Queensland University of Technology is seeking a PhD candidate to undertake cutting edge research in the field of biomaterials characterisation. This research group is at the forefront of biomedicine, medical devices and tissue engineering. The project, led by Prof Dietmar Hutmacher, aims to provide insights into the fundamental properties of polycaprolactone (PCL), one of the world’s highest profile polyester biomaterials. Although it is a well-studied polymer, there remains much to elucidate in regard to its intrinsic behaviour, which will be the focus of the project.

The successful candidate will possess a strong chemistry background, with minimum of Bachelor degree (Science or Chemical Engineering) with Honours or Masters, including a significant research component. Specific skills required include organic synthesis (monomer/polymer), materials characterisation (NMR, FT-IR, DSC etc), and a solid understanding of physical chemistry, in particular, molecular thermodynamics. Experience in the area of polymer chemistry is highly desired.

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) funded
  • the scholarship will allow the successful applicant to work in a cutting edge research environment with state of the art laboratories and opportunities to collaborate with other leading scientists, both internal and external to QUT.

Learn more about the School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

For further information, please contact Prof Dietmar Hutmacher

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