If you are interested in joining the lab, please see below for information. We support and train researchers at all levels of study. For exceptional candidates, scholarships and/or stipends may be available.

Please see below for a list of current research project opportunities. For posted projects, you should email Dr Aaron Opdyke (aaron.opdyke@sydney.edu.au) with a short statement of interest, CV, and copies of academic transcripts. Associated scholarships are noted below each project, if available.

I also welcome innovative research proposals. Please email a one page research proposal which outlines the merit, context, and potential research methods. You should consult the University of Sydney Research Proposal Guidelines. Proposed topics should relate to one of primary themes of the Lab. In addition, please include your academic transcripts for all completed degrees and your CV. 

You should consult the University of Sydney Admission Office for steps to apply for admission.

Please note that ME and MPE projects will be emailed out by the Capstone Project Coordinator prior to the start of semester you are commencing CIVL5020/5021/5022/5222/5223. Potential projects will be marked as “Humanitarian Engineering” and may include one or more other disciplines. If you are interested in a project, please ensure that you promptly contact Dr Aaron Opdyke (aaron.opdyke@sydney.edu.au) to discuss your interests as I am only able to supervise a limited number of students to maximise the quality of supervision. You should include a few words on why you are interested in the project as well as a copy of your CV. 

Please note that honours projects will be emailed out by the Honours Coordinator prior to the start of semester you are commencing . Potential projects will be marked as “Humanitarian Engineering.” If you are interested in a project, please ensure that you promptly contact Dr Aaron Opdyke (aaron.opdyke@sydney.edu.au) to discuss your interests as I am only able to supervise a limited number of students to maximise the quality of supervision. You should include a few words on why you are interested in the project as well as a copy of your CV. 

Current Postgraduate Research Opportunities

We do not currently have any funded positions on projects open at this time.

Scholarships and Funding

For competitive applicants, scholarships may be available from the University of Sydney through the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) which cover tution fees, Overseas Student Health Cover (HSHC), and a stipend of $35,000 p.a. (2021 rate), for up to 3.5 years. More information can be found on the University of Sydney Scholarships OfficeProspective students are also encouraged to apply for other competitive scholarship funding. Please contact aaron.opdyke@sydney.edu.au for more information.

Australia Awards for Developing Country Applicants

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia and for high-achieving Australians to do the same overseas.The Australia Awards are a whole-of-government initiative bringing together scholarships and fellowships administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.Australia Awards strive to develop leadership potential and stimulate lasting change by empowering a global network of talented individuals through high-quality education experiences in Australia and overseas. They build an engaged and influential global network of leaders, advocates and change-makers and establish a network of ambassadors for Australia and its first-class education system across the world.

Australia Awards Scholarships are a highly valued form of development cooperation between Australia and partner countries with which Australia has a bilateral aid program.

This program gives partner countries the opportunity to strengthen their human resource capacity by offering scholarships to people within key institutions to undertake tertiary studies in Australia in areas relevant to the country’s development needs.

Scholarships are primarily for postgraduate study. However, a limited number of undergraduate scholarships are available in specific countries. Applicants need to satisfy both the general eligibility criteria and specific criteria established for each country

Further information

For more information about Australia Awards, including the scholarship benefits, visit University of Sydney student website.

For details on the application process and country-specific eligibility criteria, visit the Australia Awards website.

Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships provide opportunities for people from some developing countries to study at selected education institutions outside Australia.

The purpose of the scholarships is for people to gain knowledge and skills that will help the development of their home country.

For details, please visit the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships website.