FEnEx CRC Opens PhD Scholarship Round

October 13, 2020

Are you a future energy leader keen to contribute to the energy transition? In just 3 1/2 years you could be at the forefront of the energy industry.

We are offering exciting PhD opportunities across our four Research Themes:

  • LNG productivity and emissions reduction;
  • Hydrogen: production, transport, storage & utilisation;
  • Digital technologies and interoperability; and
  • Market and sector development for hydrogen and/or LNG.

Studying with our University Partners:

  • The University of Western Australia
  • Curtin University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of South Australia
  • Swinburne University
  • The University of Melbourne

What You Will Receive
The value of these scholarships is $30,000 stipend per year for up to 3 1/2 years. These scholarship awards are tax-free to full time candidates.


To be eligible for entry to a PhD you must have:

  • successfully completed a research Masters degree, or
  • fully completed a Masters by coursework degree or professional doctorate, with at least a research component of at least 25%, or
  • graduated from an honours degree with a First Class or 2A Honours.

For further information on specific University Partner PhD requirements, review their online information.

This scholarship is for full time study in Australia and is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens, or international students willing to relocate to Australia who are not currently receiving a scholarship.

How to Apply

Submit your application online by Thursday 12 November 2020.

You will need to give due consideration to the themes and projects, all of which can be found on the website.

What Happens Next?

We will process all applications and then pass the application to the University Partner you have nominated as your preference. The University Partner will make any offer. Scholarships will commence in February 2021.


We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a background or strong interest in the energy industry across a variety of disciplines.

We currently have ten scholarships available with stipend values of $30,000pa for up to 3 ½ years.

Future Energy Exports CRC

Australia has a long and very profitable heritage as an energy exporter. Most recently this has occurred via our extensive endowment of natural gas, and a significant demand for energy from Japan, Korea and China. However, Australia’s leadership of this export industry, and the associated revenue it delivers must adapt to the changing global environment. Australia’s LNG industry must reach new levels of efficiency in all parts of the LNG value chain by reducing emissions, using less energy, delivering greater reliability and recovering more high value by products.

Moreover, with the growing global need for cleaner energy Australia needs to seize the opportunity to help grow a Hydrogen export industry. There is an opportunity now for Australia to build on our world-class renewable energy resources and leverage the know-how, capability, infrastructure and supply chains of our existing LNG industry, to establish a new competitive export industry in clean Hydrogen.

The FEnEx CRC will execute cutting-edge, industry-led research, education and training to help sustain Australia’s position as a leading LNG exporter, and enable it to become the leading global Hydrogen exporter.

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