Collaborative Consortium for Coarse Particle Processing Research (CPR) Program scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Engineering and Computing
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum (2020 rate), indexed annually
Number awarded 4
Opening date 29 July 2020
Closing date 10 November 2020


PhD and MSc students are sought to take part in a newly formed research program at the Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland. The Collaborative Consortium for Coarse Particle Processing Research (CPR) is sponsored by a large group of international mining companies, all interested in developing practical and applied solutions to coarse particle processing.

The processing of coarse particles is considered one of the key research areas for developing improved energy efficiency of mineral processing operations. This research program not only addresses pressing industry needs, but also contributes towards larger challenges such as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation of man-made climate change.

The program will tackle multidisciplinary aspects of coarse particle processing such as flotation, comminution, classification, and equipment design and process chemistry. The representatives of the sponsor companies see higher degree graduates from this program as an important source of skilled future employees.

It is estimated that the projects will commence early in 2021, subject to the easing of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A working knowledge of mineral flotation, comminution and classification would be beneficial.


To be eligible to apply, you must also meet the PhD or the MPhil entry requirements depending on your preferred program.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow this link. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘COARSEin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field/s of mineral science or engineering and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of mineral processing, mineral beneficiation, with a proven capability of carrying out practical research is highly desirable.

Applications are closed.


Dr Liza Forbes
+61 3345 5893
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

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.

Applications are closed.