The Environmental Futures Centre is a leading University research organisation that combines science, innovation and local Australian experience, to expand new knowledge through fundamental research and deliver effective solutions to significant global environmental problems. By bringing together a large number of committed and outstanding researchers who share the common goal of undertaking research of immediate relevance to critical environmental issues, we will continue to lead research addressing some of the most pressing problems of the age.
The Environmental Futures Centre aims to be a national and international centre of excellence and a global leader in environmental research. Our vision is to be recognised as a leading research centre throughout Australia, the Asia–Pacific region, and ultimately, the world and to undertake excellent fundamental and multidisciplinary research to aid the understanding of critical environmental issues, and develop solutions that will facilitate clean, resilient and sustainable futures for Australian and global environments.
The Environmental Futures Centre focuses research on four strategic priorities:
- Clean Environment and Energy
- Resilient Biodiversity and Ecosystems
- Sustainable Landscape Management
- Australia's Past and Future
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Australia China Joint Laboratory for Energy and Environmental MaterialsThe official opening of the Australia China Joint Laboratory for Energy and Environmental Materials was held 18th February 2013 at Griffith's Gold Coast Campus. The Vice Chancellor and President Professor Ian O'Connor and Queensland's Chief Scientist Dr Geoff Garrett AO welcomed guest and gave a speech commemorating the days proceedings. The unveiling of the plaque was attending by 60 leading scientists from China USA and Australia. read more
Honours Thesis Write-Up Scholarship
We offer support to recently completed Honours students that are being supervised by Full or Associate EFC Members to encourage and assist them in writing and publishing a paper from their Honours Thesis. The scholarship typically runs over a four week period and the outcome should be submission of at least one paper to a journal.
- Target group: Environmental Futures Centre student members who have completed their Honours qualification
- Award: Up to $2,000.00 (with a maximum of $1,000.00 provided by the supervisor and matching funds from the Centre). The award may be extended by the supervisor (at the expense of the supervisor).
- Application closing date: There are two application and offer rounds each year, with applications to be received by 5.00pm on 1 September and 1 December.
- Full details are available by downloading the Honours Thesis Write Up Scholarship application Form. PDF
Postgraduate Publication Scheme
The Environmental Futures Centre understands the effort, dedication and time involved in publishing papers to a high standard and offer this award to recognise the work of our HDR students.
- Target group: Higher Degree by Research student members
- Award: The awarded amount is dependent upon the journal publishing the paper. Papers published in high quality journals will be awarded $700. Papers published in other journals will be awarded either $500 or $300 dependent on the journal.
- Application closing date: There is no set closing date; eligible applications will be accepted at any time. Applicants can apply for one award per paper published.
- Full details are available by downloading the Postgraduate Publication Scheme Application Form (PDF).
The studentship typically runs for eight weeks over the summer university break.Target group: Undergraduate students, with a preference going to third year students and those applying to enter their Honours at Griffith University.
- Award: Up to $2,800.00 (with a maximum of $1,400.00 provided by the supervisor and matching funds from the Centre). The award may be extended by the supervisor (at the expense of the supervisor).
- Application closing date: Applications must be received by 5.00pm on 1 November each year.
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