Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Trust Fund 2019 Postgraduate Scholarships

Minesite Rehabilitation Scholarships

The 2019 Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Trust Fund Postgraduate Scholarships (Minesite Rehabilitation Scholarships) are now open for application. Two postgraduate scholarships, worth up to $35,000 per annum each, are on offer for innovative research into ways to improve land rehabilitation measures for Queensland coal mines.


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

  • Native ecosystem rehabilitation;
  • Rehabilitation of agricultural land;
  • Landform design, drainage and stability;
  • Water management impacts – surface and groundwater quantity and quality;
  • Mine closure aspects – post-mining land uses, including flexibility and consideration of options, as well as the utilisation of progressive rehabilitation; and
  • Residual risk assessment systems relative to rehabilitation sign-off.

Some example projects of current and past scholarship recipients include:

Applications now open

Applicants need to submit a brief proposal (no more than 10 pages) aligned to one or more of the 2019 Research Priorities. All proposals must be accompanied by a completed cover sheet.


NB a university can also submit a proposal, without an assigned student to the proposed project. More details on this can be found in the guideline document.


Applications close Wednesday 5 December 2018.