Grant Funded PhD Scholarship Opportunity - FBI CRC Microgrid Battery Deployment - School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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Payment per year
$28,597 per annum (2021 rate, indexed annually) + $15,000 per annum
Up to 3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
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International Students
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
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This scholarship is jointly funded by FBI CRC and University of Adelaide to support a full-time PhD student who is undertaking research in Power Systems Engineering and application of large-scale energy storage for microgrid operation.

Funding is provided by Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) as part of the ‘Microgrid Battery Deployment’ project. The FBICRC brings together over 60 industry participants eight universities, CSIRO and Federal and State Governments. Through a six-year research and development program the FBICRC will target all segments of the battery value chain and deliver commercial, proprietary outcomes to accelerate industry expansion and grow a vibrant, emerging battery industry sector. FBICRC scholarship holders will form part of the broader FBICRC community, participating in research and participant forums with opportunities to undertake industry internships and collaborate with a range of industry and research participants.


Applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia or onshore international students who are acceptable as candidates for PhD admission at the University of Adelaide, and are available to commence in 2021.

Applicants must hold a minimum Australian First-Class Honours equivalent.


The scholarship will be for up to 3 years and has a stipend of $43,597 per annum, which is comprised of a University of Adelaide Research Scholarship ($28,597 per annum in 2021, indexed annually) and a FBI CRC Supplementary Scholarship ($15,000 per annum).

The base scholarship is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.  See Conditions of Award.


Contact Person: Dr Ali Pourmousavi Kani
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Tel: (08) 83138311


Expressions of interest should be submitted to by no later than 15 July 2021 with the name of scholarship in the subject heading. Please ensure you include all of the following documents:

  • Completed Expression of Interest form 
  • Evidence of Australian or New Zealand citizenship, or Australian permanent resident status (if applicable)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Translations of non-English documentation
  • Curriculum vitae