QUT/ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship Masters Scholarship

This is a scholarship opportunity to work with ACEMS Deputy Director and Chief Investigator Kerrie Mengersen at QUT.


QUT is one of Australia’s most valuable contributors in research and provides quality-assured research solutions for industry, government, and the non-profit and community sectors.

The statistical science discipline within the Mathematical Sciences School, Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT is offering a Masters scholarship to create new methodology for Bayesian statistics and translate this to real-world challenges in industry, environment and health. An enthusiastic graduate with skills in statistical theory, methods and computation and an interest in applied research is sought.

There is a living allowance of $27,596 per annum (tax free and indexed annually) for the duration of two years, starting as soon as possible.


The successful applicant will commence their Masters by Research Program and will contribute to a research project supported by QUT an Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Laureate Fellowship.

The student will have opportunities to acquire a wide range of research skills and develop advanced knowledge in the area of Statistics, with an emphasis on Bayesian Statistics. The research topic is highly innovative and it is expected that the student will adopt a ‘hands on’ approach to furthering our understanding of this field.

The successful applicant will work at QUT as part of the Bayesian Research and Applications Group (BRAG) www.bragqut.wordpress.com and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) www.acems.org.au

While it is not expected that the student will have full knowledge of all the systems and techniques required, it is important that the student be interested and motivated to acquire the necessary knowledge from the QUT staff involved with the project.


The candidate will be required to have completed a high quality honours degree in statistics or equivalent from a recognised institution. You must be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

In the first instance, for further information, or to discuss this research project, please contact Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen via email: k.mengersen@qut.edu.au

Your email should include:

  • an up-do-date CV
  • full academic transcript
  • a brief summary of your career.

For information regarding QUT admission and scholarship application process, please refer to the link below:


For further information about the scholarship or application process please contact:

David Kabelele
Higher Degrees Research Scholarships Coordinator
QUT, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Research Services
Phone: +61 7 3138 7693
Fax: +61 7 3138 2703
Email: sef.hdrscholarships@qut.edu.au

Application closing date

Applications will remain open until a suitable applicant is found.