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Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre PhD Scholarship - Closed

Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre PhD Scholarship is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

Applications for BCEC PhD Scholarships are invited from research students in the field of applied economic and social research, including but not restricted to quantitative modelling, economic, social and health policy research, applied econometrics, public policy or economic geography, leading to the award of a PhD degree in Curtin Business School at Curtin University.

Student type
  • Future Students
  • Curtin Business School
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research

Non-gender specific

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • International students
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded



These scholarships provide an attractive stipend of $36,093 per annum (an enhancement of 33.3% on the standard Australian Postgraduate Awards stipend)per annum tax free for up to a maximum duration of three and a half years.  

Scholarships are funded by Bankwest and Curtin University to support and foster the further development of world-class applied economic research on issues of relevance to Western Australia and nationally.  

Eligible courses

Suitable topics for PhD scholars can fall under one of the following general themes, which represent the Centre's areas of research focus:

  • Income and wealth
  • Productivity and innovation
  • Education and skills
  • Participation and employment
  • Population, ageing and retirement
  • Gender and diversity
  • Health, wellbeing and disadvantage
  • Housing pathways and affordability
  • Cities and regions
  • Policy evaluation
  • Tax and welfare
  • Trade and industry

Candiates are welcome to discuss potential research topics with the Centre Director or Centre researchers.

Eligibility criteria
  • have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded as having an equivalent level of attainment;not hold a Research Doctorate degree or an equivalent research qualification; and
  • not previously have held an Australian Government-funded postgraduate research scholarship, unless it was terminated within six months of the scholarship’s payments commencing; and

  • not be receiving an equivalent award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the award stipend rate to undertake the HDR. Income earned from sources unrelated to the course of study is not subject to the 75% rule.

  • Curtin requires all students to demonstrate competency in English. For a list of approved English Qualifications and for further information, please refer to the qualifications accepted as satisfying Curtin's minimum English entry requirements [.pdf] or contact the University Admission Centre by email on


Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Each successful candidate will receive a set of conditions of award with the offer letter which will outline the student's obligation in receipt of the scholarship.

Changes to enrolment

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How to apply

Application process

Please email your application to:

Professor Alan Duncan
Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Curtin University

Your application should contain the following:

  • A cover letter outlining your research interests, and your reason/s for applying to do your Doctoral research study at the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre;
  • Current CV;
  • Copies of published, web-published or working papers or dissertation-based research (maximum of 5).

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit an online admission application.

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