Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

Martin Fahey Visiting Fellowship

Martin Fahey

The Martin Fahey Visiting Fellowship has been established by the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), to honour the contribution made by Professor Martin Fahey in the establishment and success of the UWA Geotechnical Testing Laboratory, the Geomechanics Group and COFS.

Fellowships are awarded to enable researchers with a strong or developing profile, and who are capable of making a significant contribution to the research effort of the University, to undertake a period of collaborative research, specifically in the geomechanics field, with a UWA host.

COFS provides solutions to worldwide offshore foundation needs through high quality sophisticated modelling and experimental facilities. COFS also has one of the world's largest teams of internationally recognised researchers and consulting engineers in offshore geomechanics. Since 1997, COFS has produced more than 1000 research publications and has contributed to every major development offshore Western Australia, as well as many others worldwide. COFS manages the Geotechnical Testing Laboratory, two Centrifuges (beam and drum) as well as an Electronics Laboratory.


The Fellowship will provide a return economy airfare for the successful recipient (including dependants if required) and an allowance of AU$1000 per week to cover living and accommodation expenses. 

Consideration may be given to pay a partial or full salary, if this is not funded by the applicant's host institution.

The collaborative research visit is expected to be between 12 and 26 weeks, although the value of a shorter visit will be assessed against the comparable benefits of a longer stay.

How to apply

Applications are currently closed.

Note: There may be taxation implications in regards to the living allowance. Further information will be provided regarding the effect on this Fellowship at the time of award.

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