Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

Application dates

Applications close
30 June 2022

What you'll receive

You'll receive a scholarship, tax exempt and indexed annually of $28,854 per annum for a period of three years.

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 have:

  • groundwater research experience
  • field experience
  • water chemistry knowledge.

Ideally you would also demonstrate:

  • soil modelling experience
  • relevant publications.

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.

The EOI must include:

  • a one page letter detailing why you are interested in this project
  • copies of any publications.

The EOI must indicate that you are applying for this scholarship at question two of the financial details section of the application form, and must have Dr Lucy Reading nominated as your potential supervisor

What happens next?

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

For questions about the research project, please contact Dr Lucy Reading.

For questions about the application process, email


The scholarship will be governed by QUT Postgraduate Research Award rules.

About the scholarship

In this project, the successful applicant will calculate recharge to Lower Burdekin Delta aquifers due to rainfall, irrigation, channel leakage, groundwater-surface water interaction, artificial recharge and flooding using an innovative combination of modelling, field measurements, and local-scale field experimentation.

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