The Siganto Foundation Medal was established through generous gifts from The Siganto Foundation, led by the late Dr Bill Siganto AM and Dr Marie Siganto AM, to support distinguished PhD graduates from the QUT Science and Engineering Faculty and Institute for Future Environments. The $10,000 award is funded jointly by The Siganto Foundation and QUT's Institute for Future Environments to allow the medallist to undertake multidisciplinary professional development and research activities both locally and internationally. Dr Siganto, QUT Honorary Doctorate, former QUT Council Member and former Deputy Chancellor, was known for shaping vocational education in Queensland and Australia. He was awarded his AM in 1997 for service to tertiary education, particularly as Chairman of the Queensland Vocational Education and Training and Employment Commission, and to the air conditioning and engineering industries. Bill, one of the best known figures in the Australian Heating and Air Conditioning industry, passed away peacefully on 18 September 2015. The Siganto Foundation was created in 2006 by Bill and his wife, Dr Marie Siganto AM, to support community initiatives in various areas including the arts, education, social welfare and medical research. In 2011 Bill collaborated with QUT through his family Foundation to create the Siganto Foundation Medal as a major new award for talented QUT engineering PhD students. This will be a lasting legacy of Dr Siganto's contribution to education in Queensland.


You're eligible for this medal if you completed your PhD in a field of research related to engineering through the Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT between Wednesday 1 January 2019 and Thursday 30 April 2020.

Amount $10,000

You'll receive: The Siganto Foundation Medal. A cash prize of $10,000.

Student type Australian and New Zealand
Gender Co-Ed
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Postgraduate
Field of studys Engineering and technology
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