Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Trust Fund 2020 Postgraduate Scholarships - Closes Friday 6 December

Minesite Rehabilitation Scholarships

Applications for the 2020 Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Trust Fund Postgraduate Scholarships are now open!

Application information for the 2020 scholarships:

• Native ecosystem rehabilitation esp. listed communities and success criteria;
• Rehabilitation of agricultural land esp. subsidence impacts;
• Measurement of rehabilitation success esp. new and emerging technologies;
• Landform design, drainage and stability;
• 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.

Some example projects of current and past scholarship recipients include:

2020 Application Details

Applicants are required to submit a brief proposal (no more than 10 pages) aligned to one or more of the 2020 Research Priorities. It is mandatory that all proposals  be accompanied by a completed cover sheet.


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