Visiting Academic Fellow Program

Applications are invited from researchers wishing to visit and collaborate with the Sustainable Infrastructure Research Hub at The University of Queensland. 

Up to $10,000 is available through the program to support living and travel expenses associated with the visit. 


Applications should propose achievable research outcomes aligning with SIRH research themes and values:

Research themes

Approach to research and activities

  • Applied and problem-based
  • Co-designed and collaborative
  • Multi and trans-disciplinary

Outcomes sought

  • Research excellence
  • Industry-wide impact and translation
  • Scalability of research outcomes
  • Ecological, social and economic sustainability

Research proposals may also relate to the Infrastructure CoLab. Outputs from the research should be specified, such as a journal paper, industry report or a research grant application. Visiting Academic Fellows will present their research to a seminar to the SIRH research group and/or government and industry networks.

Eligibility and approval process

  • Funding can be used to cover travel expenses and accommodation
  • Applicants must be currently employed or affiliated with an Academic Institution
  • Applications can be received and awarded at any time during the year
  • Approval for funding is determined by the Directors and SIRH Steering Committee

How to apply

  • A research proposal and explanation of why you would like to visit and collaborate with SIRH
  • Your proposed visit dates
  • Your curriculum vitae 

Applications should be sent to Dr Cristyn Meath at