Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Trust Fund 2023 Postgraduate Scholarships

Minesite Rehabilitation Scholarships

Applications for the 2023 Minesite Rehabilitation Scholarships are now open! 

About the 2023 Scholarships:

Two postgraduate scholarships are on offer in 2023 for innovative research into ways to improve land rehabilitation measures for Queensland coal mines.

Applications may be aligned to one or more of the following research priorities:

  • Sustainable post-mining land uses including:
    • native ecosystem rehabilitation esp. listed communities and success criteria,
    • rehabilitation of agricultural land esp. subsidence impacts, and
    • landform design including final voids.
  • Measurement of rehabilitation success esp. new and emerging technologies.
  • Water management impacts – surface and groundwater quantity and quality.
  • Mine closure and transition esp. working with communities to identify rehabilitation outcomes, meeting regional planning expectations, and evaluation of residual risk.

Other relevant areas of environmental management for coal mining may be considered such as carbon sequestration from rehabilitated land and cumulative impacts.

Applications close Monday 12 December 2022.


To give further context to these research priorities, please see the ACARP research priorities newsletter here.



Some example projects of current and past scholarship recipients include:

2023 Application Details

Applicants are required to submit a brief proposal (no more than 10 pages) aligned to one or more of the 2023 Research Priorities.