Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Engineering and Health and community


Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

A scholarship of $30,000 per annum, tax exempt and indexed annually, for a period of three years will be provided to the successful applicant plus $10,000 for project funds.


You must:

  • meet the admission criteria for a PhD (PDF file, 235.7 KB)
  • have a masters degree in a relevant area (e.g., psychology, behavioural sciences, transport engineering, urban planning public health, geography) that included a significant research component (no less than 33% of the total degree)
  • have excellent written communication skills.

How to apply

To apply, email the following documentation to the Education and International Development Officer, CARRS‑Q, QUT, at

  • summary (up to two pages) of your career
  • up-to-date version of your CV
  • full academic transcript
  • details of three referees including their email address and contact number.

Applications for this scholarship will remain open until a suitable applicant has been appointed.

What happens next?

This scholarship will be offered once to one suitable candidate. Dates when to submit scholarship applications are not specified, but the Scholarship will be available from September 2017. If your CV is competitive and suitable for the project, we will contact you to discuss the next steps of your application.

About the scholarship

The scholarship is funded by a gift from the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust. The project seeks to better understand how fear of injury in a crash is influencing people’s decisions not to walk or ride a bicycle, and how this can be overcome to help governments to reach their goals in terms of sustainable transport to address both traffic congestion and chronic disease.

The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q) at QUT is seeking an exceptional candidate to work on the topic of The influence of perceived risk on adoption of sustainable transport modes.

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