Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Science, technology and engineering and mathematics

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

Application dates

Applications close
29 October 2021

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a living allowance of AU$28,597 (2021 rate, indexed annually) for up to 3 years if you're a full-time PhD student.
  • International students will also be considered for a tuition fee sponsorship.

A six-month extension to the scholarship is also possible, subject to approval by QUT.


You must:

  • Meet QUT academic and English language entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (IF49)
  • It is preferred that applicants have completed a chemistry degree preferred with some experience of electrochemistry and nanomaterial synthesis/characterisation or device fabrication.

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

How to apply

Follow the how to apply steps outlined at

Please note:

  1. You must submit your expression of interest (EOI) by 29 October 2021.
  2. You must indicate you wish to apply for this scholarship in your EOI by:
    1. nominating Prof Anthony O'Mullane as your principal supervisor; and
    2. in the financial details section, enter the details of this scholarship at question 2.
  3. If your EOI is accepted you will be invited to submit a full application including a research proposal to finalise your application.

What happens next?

The scholarship will remain open until the successful applicant is identified.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof Anthony O'Mullane


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).

About the scholarship

This project is part of an Australian Research Council Industry Hub for Microrecycling of Battery and Consumer Wastes. It involves recovering, purifying and modifying specific waste streams to convert them into active and durable nanomaterials for energy related applications such as electrochemical water splitting, supercapacitors or organic electronics.

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