Fitzroy Partnership for River Health is proud to sponsor ongoing research through its scholarship program, HeART of the Basin.

HeART of the Basin Scholarship

Fitzroy Partnership for River Health established the HeART of the Basin Scholarship in 2016.

The $2,000 annual scholarship celebrates the contribution of Fitzroy Partnership for River Health’s first Independent Science Panel Chair, Professor Barry Hart.

The scholarship is open to research students at CQUniversity studying Honours, Masters by Research or PhD to progress their learnings in a research topic relating to improving waterway health in the Fitzroy Basin. It is expected the scholarship will be used by the chosen applicant for research expenses.

2020 will mark the fifth year of the Scholarship.

Previous recipients are as follows:

  • 2016 – PhD Candidate Evan Chua for support of his research titled ‘Development of toolbox for fish health assessment in aquatic ecosystems associated with coal and gas industries in the Fitzroy Basin‘.
  • 2017/18  – Masters research candidate Julie-Ann Malan to support her research titled ‘Off Stream watering for riparian protection and improved water quality’.
  • 2019 – Honours candidate Tiffany Brown to support her research titled ‘Microplastics in the Final Effluent of Wastewater Treatment Plants’

Scholarship value: $2,000

Study Region: Rockhampton or distance. Research focus to be within the Fitzroy Basin region – see map here.

For more details on closing date, eligibility and selection criteria please visit –