Expressions of interest

Join SAEF research

You can join us as Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student by studying a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Applications for scholarships can be made through the QUT application for both QUT and SAEF scholarships based at QUT.

Current topic areas

We have six Antarctic-focused PhD projects. Please contact the supervisors listed in these projects if you are interested.

We are also open to other related project proposals in the following areas:

  • Statistical downscaling of Antarctic models
  • A new biosecurity framework for Antarctica
  • Value-of-information in remote ecosystems
  • Identifying essential biodiversity on the Antarctic continent
  • Planning new protected areas in a changing climate
  • Geopolitical strategy at the Earth’s south pole

If you are interested please email and include:

  • your CV
  • brief overview of your experience and why you are interested in pursuing a PhD with us.

If we want to progress your application, we will follow up with details on how to submit a formal expression of interest to the scholarship round.