PhD Scholarship, Master’s by Research

Darwin, Australia
14 May 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2020
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the opportunity:

Charles Darwin University is funding a Master’s by Research position to work on a project researching ways towards designing and constructing a zero waste building. This project will explore methodologies and processes to design and construct with the aim of reducing waste to landfill. In 2016-17, construction waste stream contributed the largest percentage, 29.6% of the total waste generated. This is an opportunity to work on identifying ways of managing this waste and achieving circular economy in the design and construction sector.

About Charles Darwin University:

The distinctive characteristics of the Northern Territory present researchers and research students at Charles Darwin University with unique experiences and opportunities.

CDU is an exciting and progressive research-intensive university with a regional focus that prioritises the complex issues facing Northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific. We have developed cross-disciplinary research teams as well as partnerships and collaborative relationships with external agencies to build world-class research capability.

Our goal is to maintain and conduct meaningful and beneficial research in areas of strength including Economics; Environment and Livelihoods; Human Health and Wellbeing; Social and Public Policy; Education at the interface with Health; and Energy. Indigenous Knowledges underpins many of our research endeavours.

About you:

CDU is currently awarding one potential Master’s candidate to undertake their Master’s by Research degree on topics leading to Zero Waste construction. CDU seek expressions of interest from Australian Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. It is preferable that the successful candidate resides in Alice Springs while completing the project. They will be selected on the basis of their strength of academic performance and compatibility of research expertise and industry skill.

About the scholarship:

The scholarship offers a living allowance of $28,092 (2020 rate) per annum and a tuition fee waiver for up to two years. 

The applicants should hold minimum qualifications equivalent to Second Class Honours A. The scholarship will be competitively awarded, available during the relevant research period only, and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval. 

How to submit your expression of interest (EOI):

Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest (EOI) to Deepika Mathur ( containing:

  • A statement addressing your research interests and suitability for the project and scholarship
  • A brief CV
  • Copy of their undergraduate transcript
  • Applicants will need to attend an interview and must meet the Charles Darwin University Master’s by Research entry requirements

The preferred applicants will be invited to submit a full application on-line.

Closing date: EOIs should be submitted to Deepika Mathur by 5:00 pm (ACST) on 30 June 2020.