June 27, 2010

Great Artesian Basin Top-Up PhD Scholarship Awards for Citizens & Permanent residents of Australia

Great Artesian Basin Scholarship in water resource management

Course(s) Offered: Social sciences, Economics, Engineering, Science
Course Level: Post Graduate (Research)
Provider: The Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee
Country to Study in: Australia

Scholarship Description
The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is the world’s largest fresh water artesian aquifer system and one of Australia’s most important water resources. The Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee (GABCC) has established two PhD top-up scholarships to foster better understanding of the GAB, and invites applications from suitably qualified applicants.

The PhD top-up scholarships are intended to supplement the funding of primary scholarship holders who intend to conduct innovative research that will make a contribution to the management of the GAB.

The GABCC welcomes applications from a variety of disciplines including science and engineering, economics and social science.

Eligibility
Applicants are encouraged to review the GABCC’s Research Prospectus for the GAB prior to applying for the top-up scholarship. Projects should address priority research questions identified in the Prospectus. Applications are accepted at any time.

This scholarship is for study in Australia. Only citizens of Australia or AUS permanent resident can apply.

Eligible groups
Citizens and foreign permanent residents of Australia

Participating Institutions
All accredited and approved universities in Australia (including University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, etc)

Fields of study
Projects should address priority research questions identified in the GABCC’s Research Prospectus, or closely related areas. Eligible studies may involve ecological, physical, cultural or socioeconomic aspects of the GAB.

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, CHEMICAL SCIENCES, EARTH SCIENCES, ECONOMICS, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES, PHYSICAL SCIENCES, POLICY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE or SCIENCE - GENERAL.

Number of awards
Two awards are provided

Sponsorship duration
The scholarships are paid over three years.

Scholarship benefits
The value of this scholarship is AUD5000 (per annum). This award is to be used for research. This scholarship is paid

Method of Application
To apply for this scholarship you must consult the scholarship web site. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the GABCC’s Research Prospectus for the GAB prior to applying for the top-up scholarship. It is important to visit the official website.

DEADLINES:
There is no deadline for this scholarship.

This scholarship is offered on an ongoing basis to 2 people. Dates when to submit scholarship application are not specified.

PLEASE NOTE:
The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is the world’s largest fresh water artesian aquifer system and one of Australia’s most important water resources.

Landholders and governments have invested many millions of dollars in the GAB to rehabilitate bores, renew water delivery infrastructure and improve knowledge about the Basin and the benefits that it provides. With this investment comes the opportunity to improve resource management and support the values attached to the Basin. However, our knowledge of the Basin is incomplete.
The GABCC, a national advisory group to government on management of the GAB, with representatives from all stakeholder groups, is well placed to work with research and funding organisations to encourage and facilitate priority research.

As detailed in the Research Prospectus, the GABCC has identified the following priority research areas:
  • Understanding the structure, functions and values of the Basin including:
    • water balance, and modelling tools
    • surface/groundwater interaction
    • springs and groundwater dependent ecosystems
    • indigenous values
    • climate change impacts.
  • Access infrastructure
    • Water bore and distribution system failure
    • Low flow uncontrolled bores and pressures recovery of sub-artesian bores.
  • Monitoring and measurement
    • Pressure and spring
    • Landscape change
    • Stock and domestic use accounting.
  • Higher value uses
    • New technologies and the pastoral industry
    • Mining and petroleum industry: water resource impacts and opportunities
    • Community and industrial supply
    • Emerging industries.
  • Valuing investment and allocation
    • Valuing the Basin’s resource
    • Quantifying the benefits of infrastructure renewal and piping
    • Water pricing and trading.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Australians/Residents)

More Scholarship Information and Application (official site)
More Information and Application (Call on official JASON website)

Related: List of Australian Scholarships for Students

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