2022 Research Scholarships

Successful domestic candidates will receive a scholarship stipend ranging from $25,500 to $32,000 per annum (depending on experience and qualifications) for three years tax-exempt to assist with general living costs.

The Institute of Construction Materials is calling for the expressions of interest from candidates to apply for a research scholarship in Environmental Civil Engineering commencing in 2022. The successful candidate will commence work on concrete made with reusable materials.

In Australia, with the incentives implemented by the government, wider use of reusable materials is prompted. Yet, there are knowledge gaps in the industry when it comes to the commercial use of high-quality reusable materials. This project aims to investigate the possible approaches to improve the mechanical performance of concrete that is made with these reusable materials. The successful candidate must show competence in the modification of concrete mix design using chemical admixtures, CO2 Capture, and structural analysis. Having competent knowledge and skills in computer programming is also a lot advantageous.

Who is eligible?

  • Domestic candidates only (Australian citizens or permanent residents). Applications from international candidates will not be considered;
  • Relevant master’s degree by research or coursework, or relevant bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, materials science or engineering, chemistry or chemical engineering with first or second class honours, or be regarded by the university as having an equivalent level of attainment of minimum 5 years’ relevant industry experience;
  • Familiarity with the value and use of a wide range of construction materials including cement, supplementary cementitious materials, concrete and chemical admixtures; and
  • Relevant experience in materials and/or structures testing, numerical modelling and/or analytical instrumentation and/or characterisation techniques.


How to apply

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and the selection criteria, and

  1. demonstrate academic merit in previous undergraduate (including honours) or postgraduate study; and
  2. submit along with their application a research proposal in the form of a literature review relevant to the research topic described (limit 5000 words)

You can download the guideline to write your research proposal here.

Submit your application using the online application form.