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Public infrastucture project PhD scholarship

8.7.10 |

Public infrastucture project PhD scholarship

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a significant player in the Australian higher education sector, and its rapid growth in research performance has cemented its position as one of the nation’s top universities for quality and teaching in internationally significant, high-impact, leading edge research.

QUT is offering an Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) PhD scholarship, with a top-up from our Project Management Academy.

You will study within QUT’s School of Urban Development in the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering alongside a dynamic, friendly and supportive team working on a landmark ARC research project.

The title of the project is “Maximising diffusion of innovative products on public infrastructure projects: a qualitative management study of open innovation systems”.

Study topic

The area of study is management in project-based industries, and you will choose a specific topic within this field. Possible study options include motivation of stakeholders, client leadership, innovation adoption, procurement systems, project management, relationship networks, knowledge management or related topics.

Term of study and remuneration

This is an opportunity for full-time study and the degree is to be completed within three years. The successful applicant will receive a scholarship worth $39,375 per year (tax exempt) which equates to a taxable income of around $56,000.

The scholarship will provide support for the three-year candidature of the successful applicant. In addition to the scholarship, QUT will provide up to $10,000 for research expenses over the course of your study (including international conference travel), with the possibility of undertaking part-time tutoring work.


To be eligible you will need an Honours 1 or 2A degree within the broad fields of business, civil engineering or urban development. Equivalency may be granted for a two-year masters degree by research or a two-year masters degree by coursework with a GPA of 5 on a 7 point scale (with at least 33% research component). In judging equivalence, QUT may also consider other studies, other research experience, research publications, referees’ reports and relevant work experience.

Application closing date

Applications close at 12pm on Friday, 30 July 2010.

How to apply

To apply, please email your CV to Dr Karen Manley ( and Dr Tim Rose ( by 12pm on Friday, 30 July 2010.

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