The Bryan Foundation is establishing a new PhD Scholarship in the Earth Sciences valued at $150,000. The first award will be announced in June 2018 and the scholarship will be offered every four years.
The aim of the WH Bryan Scholarship is to advance the understanding of Queensland Earth Sciences by addressing a globally significant problem leading to impactful outcomes, with the supported project to be led by an outstanding PhD candidate.
The principal focus of The Bryan Foundation is on education and the Scholarship is aligned with the Foundation’s vision to support and empower people through education.
The topics of investigation are expected to be wide-ranging and consistent with the diverse areas of research and impacts achieved by Professor WH Bryan MC over his career.
The successful candidate must be hosted at one of the three tertiary institutions in Queensland that teach/research in Earth Sciences, being The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and James Cook University.
The Scholarship is available for domestic or international students with the aim of supporting developing researchers in obtaining a highly valued research experience in Queensland.
The WH Bryan Scholarship is to support a new student and project. Students that have already received or accepted a PhD scholarship offer, and/or who have already enrolled in, or commenced a PhD program, will not be eligible.
Please ensure you satisfy the UQ PhD admission entry requirements. View further information on the Higher Degree by Research programs at UQ.
How to apply
Full application guidelines will be available in early February 2018.
The main written application is expected be no more than 10 pages. Each application must be submitted from the host university.
Each application is to include information on:
- PhD Candidate – curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and a brief statement outlining why they are applying and how does this fit into their future career
- Project description
- Research significance
- Supervisory team CV
- Research environment
Applications will be assessed by an independent panel of experts comprising Adjunct Professors David Gust and Rodney Holcombe, and Mr Peter Ellis a former student of WH Bryan and former principal geologist at the Geological Survey of Queensland.
The timeline for the WH Bryan Scholarship 2018 is:
- Applications Due:
- April 30 2018
- Review Period:
- May 2018
- Award Notification:
- Early June 2018
- First Funding Allocation:
- End-June/early July 2018