PhD Scholarship - Zema Energy Studies Scholarship Domestic opportunities in Engineering, IT and Business and Economics

Monash University
October 31, 2023
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PhD Scholarship - Zema Energy Studies Scholarship Domestic opportunities

in Engineering, IT and Business and Economics

Job No.: 654435

Location: Clayton or Caulfield campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - 3.5-year fixed-term appointment Master of Engineering Science (Research) - 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a tax-free stipend of $50,000 per annum (2023 full-time rate) plus the opportunity for a paid internship with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world's top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • Monash Engineering is a leading global centre for research consistently placing highly in international ranking lists. We engage with industry and other world-leading institutes to carry out pioneering research in STEM fields that benefits society and changes the world around us. Our world-class researchers are driven by a passion and commitment to leaving a more sustainable legacy for future generations.

    Monash University and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) launched the Zema Energy Studies Scholarship in March 2019, a world-class PhD program to develop the nation's future energy leaders. The Zema Scholarship aims to create a cohort of energy professionals with advanced multidisciplinary knowledge across engineering, IT and business and economics. The PhD program is intended to deepen students' expertise, unlock their full leadership potential and help them gain exposure to Australia's national energy industry.

    This prestigious PhD scholarship opportunity will empower you to build on your passion, gain exposure, and contribute to the energy community. You will work with supervisors from the Engineering, Information Technology, and Business & Economics Faculties to explore and solve pressing energy problems. You will work collaboratively with the energy sector, enabling you to establish an industry presence and develop leadership networks.

    Applications for the Zema Energy-related doctoral projects include but are not limited to: Supplying synthetic inertia, Energy price comparison websites impact on residential consumers' behaviour, examining the effectiveness and uptake of electricity pricing mechanisms, forecasting the future of indoor air, role of EVs in the grid and more.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents. Applicants will be considered provided that they fulfil the criteria for PhD admission at Monash University and demonstrate excellent research capability. Details of the relevant requirements are available at www. research/future-students/apply.

    How to Apply

    Please follow the following steps:

    1. Check that you are eligible to enrol in the program

    To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents.

    2. Contact a supervisor

    You can apply to pursue one of the Zema scholarship projects or contact a willing supervisor and design your own project. See the list of potential supervisors at Monash.

    Please note that researchers receive many requests for supervision. Make sure your email is specific for the Zema Scholarship and describes the research area/project you wish to work in and provides details of your academic record. If the researcher agrees to be nominated on your application, you should proceed to the next step.

    3. Follow your Faculty's ‘How to Apply' process

    The process for applying for a PhD scholarship at Monash varies for each Faculty, but in general you will need to find a supervisor (an academic at Monash) and then submit an expression of interest with your Faculty, after which you will be invited to make a full submission.

  • Business School
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • 4. Complete the online application

    After you have received an invitation to apply, you can submit an application via the online portal.

    The deadline for submitting full applications is 31 October 2023, and so you should be making contact with potential supervisors by early October.

    For more information, check the ZEMA energy studies scholarship page.


    Further enquiries about the scholarship or application process should be directed to Graduate Research Office, [email protected] or visit our website.

    Closing Date

    Tuesday 31 October 2023, 11:59pm AEST

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