PESA NSW Tertiary Institution Study Grants


PESA NSW Tertiary Institution Study Grants

PESA NSW Study grants are available to full time Tertiary students who will be attending a NSW University or School of Technology in 2016 and who will be studying geology, geophysics, environmental science or petroleum engineering. Students who are involved in a research project which emphasises petroleum or coal seam methane exploration are also eligible to apply. Recipients of the award will be invited to make a brief presentation of their research project at a local PESA branch meeting in the coming month(s).


This prize is proudly sponsored by Oil Search, Australian Worldwide Exploration (AWE) and Bridgeport.

Value of Grants

Individual grants total $1000 and up to three of these grants may be awarded in 2016. Although it is anticipated that funds will be used for field and laboratory work, reference materials and research project equipment and supplies, use of the funds will be at the discretion of the recipient.

Selection Criteria

The award of individual study grants will be made with reference to the following:

  • Available for full time 3rd yr undergraduates, Honours Students, MSc or PhD Students
  • Relevance of course work or the research project to the petroleum industry
  • Technical significance of the project or course work
  • Supervisor’s/lecturers input regarding the applicant’s aptitude
  • Completed the application form in full
  • Attached a current Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Membership with PESA:
    PESA Student membership costs $16.50 per year and includes free access to the PESA library and subsidised attendance at technical lunches and short courses.
    Correction: Student membership price was incorrectly listed as free.