The Blue Economy CRC places heavy emphasis on Education & Training, with an unprecedented scale of research opportunities on offer, including fully funded Higher Degree by Research (HDR) PhD scholarships across its five research programs.
PhDs will be linked to industry-driven research topics and part of their candidacy will be embedded with industry and government partners. This will help ensure candidates are work-ready and are connected to potential employers.
Successful candidates will be enrolled with one of our University partners and will be supervised conjointly with research organisations, industry and government participants in the CRC.
HDRs are expected to present at a national and international conference, co-funded by the CRC and their host institution. The CRC will hold showcase events to communicate CRC research outcomes and provide training opportunities for students, ECRs and professionals.
All potential applicants should read the Blue Economy CRC PhD Conditions of Award.
There are a number of avenues through which potential PhDs can (after passing the selection process) obtain scholarships with the Blue Economy CRC.
They may apply to undertake a stand-alone PhD project, on a research topic nominated by the Blue Economy CRC related to one of the 5 Research Programs. Alternatively, applicants can seek to undertake their PhD scholarship while working as part of a research team undertaking an existing Blue Economy CRC project. These projects will have been designed to include a PhD Scholarship.
See link below for the current list of nominated research topics, and existing research projects.
Finally, potential PhDs can lodge an expression of interest (EoI) with the Blue Economy CRC, in which they put forward their own research topic and/or proposal which closely aligns with at least one of our Research Programs. The EoI will be shared with the relevant Program’s leadership team, and, on the basis of the student’s knowledge, experience and interests, they may be assigned to a new or existing research project.