Boeing - UQ Research Alliance PhD Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Engineering and Computing, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Top-up Scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value Base stipend of $28,092 per annum tax free (2020 rate) indexed annually; 1 year top-up of $14, 151; and full tuition fees.
Scholarship duration The living scholarship is for 3 years with the possibility of two 6 month extensions in approved circumstances, the Boeing top up is for 1 year, but may be extended at Boeing's discretion. Tuition fee scholarships are for 4 years.
Opening date 7 July 2020
Closing date 7 September 2020


This is an opportunity to be part of an innovative PhD training programme working collaboratively with UQ and Boeing supervisors on research with commercial impact.

The generous scholarship scheme pairs students with an Advisory team that includes UQ and Boeing Supervisors, as well as a generous scholarship package. 

Three project areas are currently available. You are welcome to contact the UQ Supervisor with queries.

Project Title Boeing Supervisor UQ Supervisor Project Description
Micro Weather Simulation C Fowler Dr Matthew Mason  Brief Abstract  - Boeing currently provides weather simulation capabilities for long term, large scale simulation activities. These weather simulations are targeted for regional weather systems and lack the precision for running in depth analysis of urban effects on weather patterns. Recently though a need has been identified to be able to simulate micro weather environments within urban centers using these large scale regional weather environments. The aim of this project is to be able to simulate micro weather systems within an urban environment by analyzing large scale, region wide weather patterns, urban center terrain data and building footprint and height data.
Utilising Human Biometric Data from Wearable Devices for Emulation Purposes Khuslen Baatarsukh / Glen Javier

 Dr Arindam Dey and

Dr Chelsea Dobbins

This project aims to develop a system that can successfully emulate people using biometric data. The use of wearable devices enables the capture of sensitive personal data, particularly biometric data, which has use cases in the health industry and in manufacturing. How could this data be used to emulate the user from which it was gathered? Emulation could have use cases in the animation industry to deliver more realistic animations or in the medical engineering industry to design parts that are more personalised for a specific user.
Augmented Reality’s Impact on User Experience in Hazardous/Controlled Environments Gideon Mari

 Dr Arindam Dey and

Dr Chelsea Dobbins

Augmented Reality has been much researched in the commercial and consumer facing markets. Yet there is still much to be discovered on the user experience and cognitive science aspects of this technology in the direct application on users in hazardous and/or controlled environments. This research project seeks to make advances in understanding the impact of Augmented Reality has on the cognitive load of users in factory and industrial locations.  
Development of methods for optimal alloy design Andrew Stephan Fred Roosta-Khorasani and  Gui Wang  This project seeks to develop methiods for optimal alloy design through a) Using machine learning and/or direct simulation to determine which alloying elements would give some set of optimal properties or b) the development of direct simulation methods for determining properties of a given alloy. The project will heavily emphasise data analytics and modelling.


  • be nominated by the Principal Advisor and enrolling school or institute at UQ
  • be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the higher degree by research program and be competitive for scholarship.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Apply for this scholarship when you apply for a higher degree by research program at UQ.

Applicants for this scholarship should be aiming to commence in research quarter 1, 2021. However, an October 2020 start date may be possible. If this interests you please notify us as part of your application.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, make sure that you:

  1. Tick 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  2. Enter 'Boeing' in the 'Name of scholarship' field.
  3. Enter 'UQ Graduate School' as the 'Sponsor / organisation'.

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Selection criteria

Applicants will be selected based on a combination of academic merit and relevant experience. 

Applications are closed.


Graduate School
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Terms and conditions

Read the UQ Research Scholarships terms and conditions.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

The information you provide in your application is collected for the purposes of (1) assessing your eligibility for this scholarship, (2) selecting scholarship recipients, and (3) administration of the scholarship.  The University of Queensland will disclose the information you provide to Boeing for the stated purposes.  The University will not otherwise disclose the information to a third party without your consent, unless such disclosure is authorised or required by law.  For further information, please refer to the University’s Privacy Management Policy at

Applications are closed.