Scholarships for Engineering and IT graduate researchers

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, you’re able to apply for a wide range of scholarships.

Applications now open for the Spring Round

Scholarships are open across two rounds, Summer and Winter. Occasionally a Spring round will follow to open any new or unfilled scholarship during the year.

Scholarships are predominantly to either:

  • Provide funds for general research or a particular project, or
  • For overseas travel to conduct field work or visit other universities and research institutions.

Most scholarships are awarded to a single recipient. Selection decisions are made by a panel comprising a representative of the Dean and senior department staff.

Apply by completing an online application addressing the selection criteria. You can expect an outcome of your application approximately four to six weeks after the closing date.

Have a question? Contact our FEIT Scholarships Officer at


Note regarding scholarships involving travel

As international travel restrictions continue, individual travel-focused FEIT scholarships have been adapted this year to allow them to be awarded. Amendments may include:

  • Funding virtual experiences at overseas institutions that will benefit your research (such as seminars, conferences and courses)
  • Funding domestic travel experiences
  • Funding research in the event that awarding for travel is not possible.

Explore the available scholarships in your discipline area to see what’s on offer that may benefit you.

Open all year

The below scholarships are open for application throughout the year and are awarded to multiple recipients:

Conference Travel Scholarships Funding to travel overseas* to present your research at a conference.
*Current variation while international travel restrictions apply: can be awarded to present at a virtual or domestic conference.
PhD Write Up Award Support following thesis submission

Summer Round 2021

Applications open Monday 1 January – Sunday 28 February 2021

Scholarship Discipline areaFocus
Clive Pratt Scholarship Chemical engineering Travel
Diane Lemaire Scholarship Female PhD students All

Winter Round 2021

Applications open Monday 14 June – Saturday 31 July 2021

Scholarship Discipline areaFocus
Dee and John Collier Scholarship All engineering and IT disciplines Travel
Eugen Singer Award Any engaged in the study of polymers All
George Lansell Memorial Scholarship Engineering, IT or Science researchers studying mining or metallurgy All
Geotechnical Group Travel Scholarship Infrastructure Engineering – Geotechnical Group Travel
Justin Costelloe Award Engineering and IT researchers studying hydrology, water resources or arid zone research All
Robert Bage Scholarship All engineering and IT disciplines All
Thomas Ewing Scholarship Department of Infrastructure Engineering All

Len Stevens Scholarship

Applications open Sunday 1 August – Thursday 30 September 2021

Scholarship Discipline areaFocus
Len Stevens Scholarship All Engineering and IT graduate coursework students and researchers Extracurricular learning, projects

Spring Round 2021

Applications open Monday 1 September – Sunday 31 October 2021

Scholarship Discipline areaFocus
Clive Pratt Scholarship Chemical engineering All
Lochrie Engineering Scholarship Engineering and IT researchers with a preference to civil or infrastructure engineering All

ARC Research Hub for Smart Fertilisers PhD scholarships

The ARC Research Hub for Smart Fertilisers is offering PhD scholarships in a range of disciplines including Chemical Engineering and Material Science to work with industry to develop smarter fertilisers and inform farm decision making.

Find out more and apply