Minesite Rehabilitation Scholarships

Applications for the 2021 Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Trust Fund Postgraduate Scholarships are now open.

Two postgraduate scholarships are on offer in 2021 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:

  • 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.

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