The Queensland Defence Science Alliance (QDSA) is pleased to support higher degree research (HDR) students across the state to develop and initiate Defence partnerships and capability advancement.
In doing so, the QDSA will award one QDSA Higher Degree Research (HDR) Capability Grant to each member University per calendar year. The successful candidate representing each member university will be a member of the QDSA HDR cohort for that year. This QDSA HDR Capability Grant provides successful candidates with the opportunity and exposure to showcase their research and would suit anyone considering a career in Defence, Science, Engineering and Innovation.
The successful candidates will be funded for a period of three (3) months at a stipend of $20,000 (AUD) plus an additional $5,000 (AUD) for any prototyping or equipment costs required in the project.
During these three months the candidate will be required to translate their HDR research findings into a capability demonstrator for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The cohort of successful applicants will present their capability design to representatives from the ADF in a final pitch.