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HeART of the Basin Scholarship

The 2022 HeART of the Basin Scholarship will see the sixth year of the Scholarship and is 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 and use of waterways in the Fitzroy Basin.

Scholarship Value: $3,000

Length of Scholarship: once-off

Number Available: 1 (one)

Opening Date: 01 January 2022

Closing Date: 28 May 2022

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
    • Economics
    • Engineering
    • Environmental Science
    • Science
  • 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 another CQUniversity Scholarship of similar or higher value.

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

Applicants to submit a written submission of no more than 750 words outlining the proposed waterway research topic and their career aspirations.

Applicants will also need to provide:

  • Evidence of an ability to set and achieve career and personal goals;
  • Information about academic history and work experience (academic transcript and resume);
  • A letter of support from their proposed CQUniversity Project Supervisor.
  • 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 ‘advancing 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

As a scholarship recipient, you will also be asked to participate in a feedback survey.

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.

A section panel, consisting of representatives from the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health will be formed to determine the successful applicant. Scholarships at CQUniversity are highly competitive. All applications are ranked based on how well applicants address the selection criteria, and in comparison, to other applicants. Being eligible or being a recipient in the past is no guarantee of having a successful application. A scholarship will only be offered where there is an applicant of sufficient merit. All applicants are advised that any request for further information to support their application will be sent to their nominated email account. Students will be required to re-submit any further information requested. Failure to resubmit further information will deem the application incomplete and will not be considered. As applications are received by the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health directly, the Scholarships and Financial Assistance Team are unable to provide updates to students on the progress of their individual application until all assessments are completed. 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.