QRC’s minesite rehabilitation scholarships are open

APPLICATIONS for the Queensland Resources Council’s 2020 Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Trust Fund Postgraduate Scholarships (Minesite Rehabilitation Scholarships) are open.

QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said there were two scholarships available to pursue postgraduate studies in world-class environmental management.

“These scholarships can open up new pathways for people in their studies across a plethora of environmental fields and I encourage people who are interested to recognise their talents and potential and to look ahead to further career development,” Mr Macfarlane said.

“Our members understand the critical importance of adhering to world-class environmental standards with a strong focus on the rehabilitation of land post mining. These scholarships, which are funded by industry, typify that commitment and the resources industry’s close and productive partnerships with the Queensland Government and educational institutions.”

Mr Macfarlane said applicants were required to submit a brief proposal (no more than 10 pages) aligned to one or more of the 2020 Research Priorities (below). He said it was mandatory that all proposals be accompanied by a completed cover sheet.

• 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.

Applications close Friday the December 6, 2019.

Click here for applications for 2020 scholarships and examples of projects.




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