Engineering and Science PhD Scholarship at University of Adelaide, 2020-21

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Scholarship Description:

In the School of Physical Sciences, the Department of Chemistry scholarship is funded by Future Fuels CRC to support a full-time PhD student starting work in Solar Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production.

The project will include the synthesis, characterization and testing of photocatalysts that break novel water to produce hydrogen and oxygen in a photo-electro chemical reactor of the Z-scheme. In the Department of Chemistry, the recipient will collaborate with many world-leading academics, recently rated by the Australian Research Council as “way above international expectations.”

About the University:

By every measure, the University of Adelaide—a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities—stands tall among the world’s leading institutions of learning and innovation.

The clearest indication of this is the consistently high rating by the most respected international assessment bodies: QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education and Shanghai Jiao Tong’s Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU). All consider this one of the top 1% of universities worldwide and the top university in the state.

Degree Level:

PhD level

Field of Study:

Engineering or Science with a background in physical and materials chemistry, catalysis, or related areas.

Scholarship Award:

The scholarship will be for 3 years and has a stipend of $33,000 per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.  A full fee scholarship may also be available for qualifying international applicants.


  • Australian Citizens
  • Australian Permanent Residents
  • New Zealand Citizens
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
  • International Students

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia and international students who are able to meet the University’s admission conditions and who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD Research degree at the University of Adelaide.
  • Honours or Masters postgraduate degree with H1 or equivalent GPA.
  • Demonstrated research experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated organization skills, time management and ability to work to priorities;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Application Instructions:

Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form available at:

Please email a summary of your application for admission to the School of Physical Sciences, [email protected] with “Application for CRC funded PhD Scholarship” in the subject heading.  You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing [email protected] with the subject heading ‘Request for application summary’.

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