Joint Research Engagement (JRE) Engineering Cadetship

JRE Engineering Cadetship

The JRE Engineering Cadetship is designed to assist with the research training costs associated with undertaking study and a cadetship. The funding will enable students to customise their research training experience to enhance their career prospects as well as increase overall collaboration between RMIT University and industry to strengthen Research and Development (R&D) outcomes.

Value and duration

In 2016, the Cadetship provides $5,538 per annum, indexed annually, for the duration of the research career and employment.

Candidates will have access to funding to cover costs associated with, but not limited to, fieldwork, conferences, software, or training and equipment. All items purchased and costs incurred must directly relate to a candidate’s research outcomes. Claimable items become the property of RMIT once the candidate submits, and can only be purchased where the employer and RMIT University cannot provide in the first instance.

Candidates enrolled in a PhD will be given access to funding for the entire candidature and employment, to a maximum of 4 years. Candidates enrolled in a Masters by Research will be given access to funding for the entire candidature and employment, to a maximum of 2 years.


To be eligible for the JRE Engineering Cadetship you must:

  • be enrolled in a PhD or Masters by Research degree, in relevant areas of science and engineering
  • be a domestic student
  • be enrolled in a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place
  • be employed by a business that is involved in R&D activities
  • be involved in R&D activities at the place of employment, that relates to your research degree.

How to apply

All eligible students researching in the areas of science and engineering will automatically be considered by the School of Graduate Research.

Terms and conditions

Cadetship holders must notify the School of Graduate Research in writing if:

  • you cease to be enrolled
  • you cease your employment with the business or change employers
  • you submit your thesis
  • you withdraw from study
  • the maximum period of entitlement is reached
  • you do not resume study at the conclusion of a period of suspension
  • you do not make arrangements to extend that period of suspension
  • you fail to maintain satisfactory progress.

Selection criteria

  • The School of Graduate Research processes nominations from schools, and are approved by the Dean, SGR (or nominee)
  • Nominations must meet all areas of eligibility.

Further info

For more information on the JRE Engineering Cadetship please contact the School of Graduate Research or view the Department of Education website.


SGR Scholarships team
Phone: +61 3 9925 5570