Integrating Urban Management with Disaster Risk Reduction

Worth up to $105,000 over three an a half years, this scholarship supports a graduate research student wanting to address elements complementary to the BNH CRC Project: Urban Planning for Natural Hazard Mitigation.

Applications open

24 Nov 2017

Applications closed

30 Jan 2018

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $105,000

Applicable study areas

Architecture, building and planning

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • have enrolled or intend to enrol in a graduate research degree at the Melbourne School of Design
    • been awarded at least one of the following:
      • a Masters by Research degree
      • a Master by Coursework degree (with a research component that accounts for at least 25% of a year's work at 4th year or at Masters level)
      • a four-year Honours degree
    • have achieved an overall H1 (80-100%) or H2A (75-79%) equivalent to grades received at an Australian university, in the relevant honours or Masters degree
    • have completed a degree in an area that is relevant to the intended PhD, including sufficient specialisation that you have already developed an understanding and appreciation of a body of knowledge relevant to your intended PhD
    • have completed a research project/component that accounts for at least 25% of their year's work at 4th year or at Masters level
    • satisfy the University's English Language Requirements.

    The successful candidate will address one or more elements complementary to the BNH CRC Project: Urban Planning for Natural Hazard Mitigation.

    Projects relevant to the overarching BNHCRC project above may include one or more of the following suggested themes:

    • Urban management and politics
    • Resilience of the built environment
    • Improved emergency management
    • Community Resilience
    • Analytical studies of Disasters
    • Particular hazards or hazard “types”
    • Comparative studies and international exemplars
    • Links between Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Ecological Sustainability
  • Application process

    Contact Dr Alan March by email to submit an expression of interest.

What are the benefits?

A stipend of $30,000 p.a. for three and a half years.

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning's normal allowances will be offered to the successful candidate. These include fieldwork funding, conference grants, a computer, office space etc.

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