The Justin Costelloe Award

This award has been established in memory of Justin Costelloe, who was a long-term researcher in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering. His research concentrated on the hydrology and ecohydrology of Australia’s arid zone, particularly the Lake Eyre region and his contributions to understanding threats to the health of arid-zone water ways and making decisions about sustainable arid-zone water management. This scholarship supports a graduate research student in the area of hydrology or water resources (with preference toward arid zone research) within the Melbourne School of Engineering. Its purpose is to support the candidate's field or experimental activities.

Applications open

1 Jun 2022

Applications closed

31 Jul 2022

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

at least $5,000

Applicable study areas


Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 2

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be enrolled in a research higher degree within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology; and
    • be undertaking research in the fields of hydrology, water resources or arid zone research; and
    • be post-confirmation

    Selection criteria

    Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

    • The merit of the planned activities and their relevance to the field of hydrology or water resources
    • Academic merit, which will be assessed using the supporting documents (CV, Progress Report, supervisor’s statement) to evaluate the strength of the applicant’s research
    • Engagement of the applicant with the environmental hydrology and water resources research group
    • Proposed budget and availability of other resources
  • Application process

    Submit an online application via the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology graduate research scholarships webpage for current students.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately six to eight weeks after the application close date.

What are the benefits?

A single payment equal to the total award amount.

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