BBUGS offers two $5000 geotech scholarships

THE Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society is proposing to support the development of geotechnical engineers through two scholarships based on academic research projects.

Lou Caruana

The society is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide a forum for mutual technical development in the field of geotechnical engineering in the underground coal mines of the Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

The scholarships, worth $5000 each, will be awarded to support a research project relevant to the application of underground geotechnical engineering in the Bowen Basin.

Scholarship funds are to be used to assist with the costs of study and are available to applicants who are enrolled full-time in undergraduate, postgraduate study or research projects in the 2015 academic year.

In addition, applicants must be Australian citizens and be eligible for employment in Australia on completion of their study.

They should be studying mining engineering, geotechnical engineering, geomechanics or geology discipline or conducting research at an academic institution in Australia that is directly relevant to underground geotechnical engineering in the Bowen Basin.

The research project must be active in the 2015 academic year and should be targeted for completion no later than the end of the 2016 academic year and have an outcome that can be utilised at or applied to underground coal mines in the basin.

Further details are available on the BBUGS website at