Students and opportunities

Overview and opportunities

Postgraduate student program

Postgraduate student program

The postgraduate program supports and extends the broader research activities of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. We provide two main types of support. In addition, a new PhD working on urban firefighter fitness at the SA Metropolitian Fire Service is now available.

Urban firefighter fitness

In an industry first, the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, in partnership with the University of South Australia and the SA Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) is offering an industry-based PhD scholarship to assist firefighters, as occupational athletes, to monitor and evaluate their fitness throughout their careers.

This PhD scholarship would be ideal for a student who has a background in Exercise and Sports Science, Clinical Exercise Physiology or a related Allied Health degree, and will be based at the MFS station in Adelaide’s CBD in South Australia. 

The $122,500 scholarship will support a PhD candidate for 3.5 years and applications close on November 16, 2018.

The successful applicant will be enrolled at the University of South Australia and work with internationally renowned exercise scientists and experienced PhD supervisors Professor Roger Eston and Professor Kevin Norton, and alongside a dedicated MFS Project Supervisor. 

For more details and to apply, visit the University of South Australia website.

Postgraduate scholarship program. This provides access to:

  • Full scholarships of $28,000 per annum for three and a half years,
  • Top up scholarships (for APAs and university scholarships) of $10,000 per annum over three and a half years,
  • Access to industry expertise and support.

Associate student program.

All PhD and Masters by Research students whose projects will inform policy or practice in the area of bushfire or natural hazards are encouraged to apply to become a Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Associate Student.

This is opportunity has been specifically designed for students conducting research in relevant areas but not already directly involved with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. This research is likely to be of significant interest to Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC stakeholders (including research partners and end-users). Some students are already indirectly connected to the CRC through their supervisors, with their research adding to the depth or breadth of our research projects. These students may benefit from the exposure of being more formally affiliated.

Interested? Download the application kit: Associate Student Flyer - May 15 2014.

Student placements within CRC partners

Student placements within CRC partners

The Student Placement Program is an exciting new opportunity for our students to undertake short term placements within our partner organisations.

This is part of our overall professional development plan for our students to be better prepared to work within the sector.

The objectives of the program are:

  • Enable the student to understand the workplace environment of CRC end-user partners.
  • Provide the student with concentrated networking opportunities including the opportunity to build a close relationship with at least one CRC partner.
  • Provide staff of the host organisation an opportunity to engage with CRC PhD students and to raise awareness of the research they are undertaking.
  • Enable the student to make a positive contribution to an activity or activities being undertaken by the host organisation. Students are not expected to be responsible for the delivery of a specific output or project. 

Information for host organisations is available here, while the form for host organisations to regisiter their interest in hosting a CRC student is available here.


Associate Students