Visiting Academic Fellow Program

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.

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

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