Scholarships of $20,000 from the Minerals Council of Australia are on offer for Ph.D. and post-doctoral researchers to encourage innovation and cutting-edge thinking while adding value to the world-class Australian minerals industry.

These prestigious scholarships will facilitate research and training in areas of practical value to the Australian minerals industry, including the broad technical areas of mining engineering, geotechnical engineering, metallurgy, chemical engineering, minerals processing, minerals geoscience and environmental science, as well as in public policy relating to the minerals industry.

These scholarships are part of MCA’s $50 million investment into minerals higher education since 2000, which also includes:

  • The Minerals Tertiary Education Council, established in 2000 by the MCA to build capacity in Australia’s higher education sector and to increase the supply and quality of suitably-qualified professionals for the minerals industry
  • Mining Education Australia, a joint venture between partner universities which combines teaching resources to deliver the highest-quality, nationally-consistent third and fourth years of a mining engineering degree
  • Metallurgical Education Partnership, a formal partnership between MTEC and its partner universities for collaborative teaching of the capstone metallurgical process and plant design course for fourth-year engineering undergraduate students
  • NExUS, a summer school for tomorrow’s leading mineral explorers which is hosted by the University of Adelaide as a collaboration of universities, government and industry partners.

The scholarships are open to any existing full-time Ph.D. and post-doctoral researchers at any stage of their research at an Australian university during 2018.  Ph.D. students must be students as defined under the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP). Applications close on 1 October 2018.

Further information, including the application process, can be found here

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