31 December 2019.



(Partially Funded)


Management of marine plastics PhD scholarship.

Plastics pollution in our oceans is a wicked problem. Our current plastics economy continues to deliver large and increasing volumes of plastics waste into our environment, and all countries globally are affected. An opportunity exists for an outstanding PhD candidate to work on an innovative project that explores strategies for addressing this issue. This project will form part of a family of projects that seek to build a systematic framework for addressing the challenges of the new plastics economy, particularly plastic materials design, use and end-of-life management. The successful student would be part of a vibrant research group focussing on sustainability challenges.

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The University of Queensland is a public research university located primarily in Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland. Founded in 1909 by the state parliament, UQ is Australia’s fifth oldest university, and colloquially known as a sandstone university.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Engineering.
  • Computing.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Three years.

with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Students are required to produce a thesis of no more than 80,000 words, with the research representing a significant new contribution to the discipline.
  • A bachelor’s degree plus at least two years of documented relevant research experience, including research publications.
  • A bachelor’s degree with at least honours class IIA or equivalent from approved universities, which includes a relevant research component or A research master’s degree; or A coursework master’s degree and an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale, which includes a relevant research component or

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • $5,000 per annum.
  • Living stipend.

How to Apply

First Step:Email the following documents to

 Associate Professor Bronwyn Laycock (

  • Cover Letter that addresses how you meet the requirements for participation in the project
  • Detailed academic CV with a focus on past research and laboratory skills and details of two referees
  • Academic transcript/s


  • Submitting the documents does not constitute a full application for admission into The University of Queensland’s PhD program.
  • If you are selected as the preferred applicant, you will then be invited to submit a full application for admission.

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