Research and collaboration opportunities

MCF Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships

MCF is pleased to offer three 2024 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships to domestic students undertaking a PhD or Masters by Research degree at the University of Melbourne. The scholarship is aimed at students undertaking collaborative research aimed at addressing the climate crisis.

This scholarship is provided by the Australian Commonwealth Government and the University of Melbourne, and offered to high-achieving domestic and international research students.

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Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network Grants

ACU Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants are awarded to University of Melbourne researchers to support initiatives addressing climate resilience.

Open to academic and professional staff, the grants support the cost of organising projects that promote either of the two main strategic priorities of the Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network (CCRN):

  • Enhancing the climate resilience of universities themselves
  • Enhancing universities’ contribution to the resilience of communities, business and government

What does the grant include?

  • Four grants of up to GBP 2,500 each
  • Applications close 25 January 2024

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MEI Symposium poster competition

Got a brilliant idea for the energy transition? University of Melbourne students, post-docs and post-graduates are eligible to win $1,000 in one of four categories: Energy Systems, Energy Materials, Heavy Industry and Resources, or Power Generation and Transport.

Poster Deadline: 5:00 pm, Tuesday 5 December 2023

Please register your interest to submit a poster by emailing by Friday 1 December 2023.


City Diplomacy: A Melbourne Masterclass

The City Diplomacy Masterclass is an online professional short course offered in two streams: one for early career city diplomats and the other for established leaders. It is delivered by research and practice experts from the Melbourne Centre for Cities over a one-month period (total time commitment 48 hours) with four days of live interactive course delivery, combined with peer-to-peer learning and practical application of skills and knowledge.

The course will provide participants with access to world-leading evidence on the landscape of city diplomacy and global urban governance, develop skills relevant to their everyday practice, such as strategic international engagement and international negotiation, and support peer exchange of city diplomats across global North and South, for cities large and small.

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Office for Environmental Programs – Climate Change specialisation

The OEP offers flexible, multidisciplinary graduate degrees that will develop your knowledge and skills for professional practice in climate change and improve your capacity to work across disciplines for environmental decision-making. The specialisation is designed for students from a wide range of academic backgrounds who are seeking an interdisciplinary perspective on climate change for work in policy-making or business advisory roles.

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Discover ways to develop your career as a climate change research leader with the Melbourne Climate Futures (MCF) Academy and doctoral program.