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HeART of the Basin Scholarship

2023 marks the seventh year for the HeART of the Basin Scholarship with a diverse range of research undertaken in waterway health since its inception in 2016. The Scholarship will be awarded to a Research student at CQUniversity studying Honours, Masters by Research or PhD to progress their learnings in a research topic relating to improving waterway health and/or understanding use of waterways in the Fitzroy Basin.

Scholarship Value: $3,000

Length of Scholarship: once-off

Number Available: 1 (one)

Opening Date: 01 November 2022

Closing Date: 06 April 2023

Study LevelPostgraduate (Research); Masters; Doctorate
Year of StudyAny
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa; New Zealand Citizen
EthnicityAny
Study RegionRockhampton; Online
Study ModeMixed Mode
Study LoadAll loads
GenderAny

To be eligible to receive the HeART of the Basin Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in an Honours, Masters by Research or PhD in a relevant field of research at CQUniversity. Relevant Research fields include:
  • Agriculture
  • Built Environment
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Science
  • Economics
  • Be studying on campus in Rockhampton or through online study;
  • Devote time during the length of the scholarship (12 months) to an agreed research topic relating to advancing waterway health and/or understanding and use of waterways in the Fitzroy Basin;
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident;

Not be receiving multiple CQUniversity Scholarships that exceed the annual value of $10,000.

Please refer to the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health website for further details.

Applicants will need to provide:
1. A submission of no more than 750 words outlining the proposed waterway health research topic and their career aspirations.
2. Evidence of an ability to set and achieve career and personal goals.
3. Information about academic history and work experience (please attach academic transcript and resume).
4. A letter of support from their proposed CQUniversity Project Supervisor.
5. A commitment to acknowledgment of Fitzroy Partnership for River Health in future papers/presentations referencing the water research, be available where possible to present at relevant water/research events acknowledging Fitzroy Partnership for River Health and agree to their photos/images being used on Fitzroy Partnership for River Health products.

Please refer to the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health website for further details.

Expectations of Recipients

You must devote time during the length of the scholarship to an agreed research topic relating to ‘improving waterway health and/or understanding use of waterways in the Fitzroy Basin.’

You must commit to acknowledgment of Fitzroy Partnership for River Health in future papers/presentations referencing the water research and be available where possible to present at relevant water/research events acknowledging Fitzroy Partnership for River Health and agree to your photos/images being used on Fitzroy Partnership for River Health products

Please refer to the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health website for further details.

Please visit the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health website for application requirements, including relevant supporting documentation and upcoming closing date.

Students will be notified of the outcome of their application via their student email accounts only. Decisions are final.
Fitzroy Partnership for River Health

The Fitzroy Partnership for River Health is a collective of government, agriculture, resources, industry, research, and community interests across the Fitzroy Basin in central Queensland. Partners have a common goal of providing a more complete picture on river health and support this goal by providing funding, resources and contributing water quality and ecosystem health monitoring data-sharing arrangements. Visit www.riverhealth.org.au for more information.