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Postgraduate Scholarships

Opportunities exist for full and top-up scholarships for PhD and Masters Students at ACWEB (formerly AWMC). As projects arise sporadically, we are unable to list them all here. Applications for scholarships are by invitation only. While we cannot guarantee that any suitable supervision or projects will be available, please submit the following which will be circulated to our academics: 

  • A copy of your CV – please ensure that you include all qualifications, work experience, publications and conference attendances, if any.
  • A copy of your English Literacy assessment if you are an international student, unless you have been taught in an English-speaking institution for two years out of the past five years. For further information on UQ requirements for English language proficiency please view .
  • Optional: A research proposal (it can be very focussed if you have research ideas of your own, such as ‘the development of MFC using a biotic and abiotic cathode’, or  can be quite generic, such as naming the areas of your interest, e.g. water recycling, nutrient removal.)

Please submit documents to and we will circulate your interests, qualifications and experience to our research academics so that they can determine your suitability.  They may wish to contact you further to discuss potential projects they are planning or that are active. Such a discussion may be used by the academic to assess your motivation, your knowledge and your suitability for what they have in mind, and is also an opportunity for you to assess if this falls within your interest and whether you are happy to proceed with this research academic for the duration of your studies with us.

Please peruse the webpages of each of our research programs for detailed information. You are also welcome to contact project leaders for more information on the specific nature of their active research projects to gain a better understanding of the science and methodologies being undertaken and whether this lies within your research interests.