CSIRO - UQ Responsible Innovation Program

27 August 2019

Be part of an elite PhD cohort working with CSIRO and UQ

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. Its chief role is to improve the economic and social performance of industry for the benefit of the community.

The CSIRO-UQ collaboration on Responsible Innovation was established to build and raise the profile, scale and credibility of social science expertise in the ethical, social and legal consequences of new and disruptive science and technologies in the Australian innovation system.CSIRO logo

The CSIRO-UQ Responsible Innovation PhD program will include eight (8) outstanding graduate students with a strong interest in applied social science. This PhD cohort, all focused on exploring similar governance questions and societal challenges but across multiple technology platforms, provides a rich research environment that delivers valuable scholarly and applied outcomes across multiple disciplines and research organisations. PhD students will be jointly supervised by experts from both UQ and CSIRO. They will have unique access to cutting-edge technological innovations and participate in niche Responsible Innovation training program.

Four scholarships are currently available

Three scholarships are available to Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand citizens. The other scholarship is available to an international or domestic student. 

Scholarship value

The scholarship offers a living stipend of $32,096 per annum.

This includes a base scholarship of $27,596 (indexed annually) plus a $4,500 per annum top up, for up to four years.

You will also have a project budget of up to $16,000 over the course of your PhD candidature to complete the project attached to this scholarship.

Important dates

Applications close: 30 September 2019
Selection process: October / November 2019
Successful applicants commence: January or April 2020

In addition to the projects below, there may be opportunities for scholarship-funded PhD projects relating to the social, political, ethical and legal implications of new technologies in:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Big Data
  • Personalised & Preventative Health Technologies
  • Synthetic Biology & Bio-engineering
  • Hydrogen Energy Systems

For further information

Associate Professor Paul Henman, Centre for Policy Futures, p.henman@uq.edu.au.


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