The ABCB manages a Student Research Scholarship Program to encourage undergraduate and postgraduate research in the field of building regulatory development in Australia.

What is the Scholarship Program?

The aim of the Scholarship Program is to contribute to research that could inform the ongoing development and review of the NCC. Research areas identified as priorities by the ABCB Office include sustainability (including energy efficiency), health and amenity, fire resistance, and structure. Research topics that align with the ABCB work program will be considered.



Up to $5000 one off payment


12 months

In addition, there is the opportunity to submit your own article for presentation in an ABCB publication upon completion and submission of the research project.


To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be students currently undertaking:

  • undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Building, Building Surveying, Fire Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Plumbing, Hydraulic Design or similar at an Australian educational institution; and
  • research that forms a component of a program or course at an educational institution (e.g. tertiary), such as a research project, thesis or dissertation.

The scholarship has no residency/citizenship requirements and applicants may be studying full-time, part-time or via correspondence.

For more information on the Student Research Scholarship Program, please submit an enquiry using the online enquiry form.

Completed Studies

Selected completed studies are available for review.