Join us

Looking to learn more about materials science? Want to study in an inclusive and supportive research environment?

As well as working alongside leading experts and helping to solve emerging real-world challenges, you’ll join a vibrant and supportive community.

You’ll have access to our research training activities, support and professional development resources, including:

  • regular seminars
  • master classes
  • writing groups
  • career planning resources
  • early career research workshops
  • exchange and visiting fellowship opportunities with our partner organisations and universities nationally and internationally
  • mentoring program
  • networking events.

How to join us

We have a variety of higher degree research experience opportunities on offer throughout the year for high-quality candidates. Current opportunities include:

PhD and Masters (MPhil) Program

To join our Centre as a PhD or Masters student you are welcome to apply for QUT annual research scholarship.

QUT’s annual scholarship round for research students opens on 14 June 2022 for scholarships to be paid from 2023. Successful applicants will start their degrees by 31 July 2023.

You’ll need to get agreement from your proposed supervisor prior to applying. Please check our Research Staff to find a supervisor which suits your research interests.

Closing dates:

  • International students must submit their expression of interest by 31 July 2022.
  • Domestic applicants must submit their expression of interest by 31 August 2022.

You can find more information about annual scholarship round on QUT’s “applying for a research scholarship” webpage.

Winter Research Experience Program

Our Winter Research Experience Program gives undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in a research project for approximately four weeks during the winter holidays.

The program is open to STEM students in second year or above, offers paid, hands-on research experience and the opportunity to explore the possibilities of research in materials science.

As part of your research you will be employed as a casual research assistant for up to 40 hrs. The period of eligibility for positions generally commences in late-June and concludes in mid-July.

You don’t have to be a QUT student to participate. Contact us for more details and to find out how to apply.

Summer Research Experience Program

Our Summer Research Experience Program gives undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in a research project for approximately six weeks during the summer holidays.

The program is open to STEM students in second year or above, offers paid, hands-on research experience and the opportunity to explore the possibilities of research in materials science.

As part of your research you will receive funding equivalent to $335 per week. The period of eligibility for scholarship payments generally commences in mid-November and concludes in mid-February. Funding is not normally available for research taking place outside of the academic calendar, such as during Christmas break.

You don’t have to be a QUT student to participate. Contact us for more details and to find out how to apply.


Honours scholarships

About to finish your science degree and not sure what’s next? Completing Honours is the perfect stepping stone towards a research career and gives your CV a competitive edge.

There are so many benefits to completing further study at our Centre, including a $10K Honours scholarship to help you through.

Mid-year entry scholarships available soon. To find out more, contact us directly.