The government has announced funding through the New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Program for 2018. Funding has been awarded to two of our Mechanical Engineering Academics, Dr Cristian Birzer and Dr Zhao Tian. NCP is a signature initiative of the Australian Government, which provides funding to Australian universities and consortia to support Australian undergraduate students studying and undertaking internships across the Indo-Pacific region.
In 2018, around 120 to 150 scholarships were expected to be awarded. Of these scholarships, Dr Cris Birzer was awarded NCP funding for 15 students to go on a study tour to Cambodia as well as NCP funding for 20 students to go on a study tour to Timor-Leste (with ongoing financial support through 2019 and 2020 for his Timor-Leste mobility project).
Dr Zhao Tian was awarded New Colombo Plan funding for 12 students to go on his Mechanical Engineering study tour to China.
Congratulations to our NCP funding recipients!