Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre PhD Scholarship - Closed
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Applications close: CLOSED
About this scholarship
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.
- Future Students
- Curtin Business School
- Postgraduate Research
- Australian Citizen
- Australian Permanent Resident
- Permanent Humanitarian Visa
- New Zealand Citizen
- International students
- 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.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Please email your application to:
Professor Alan Duncan
Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
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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Please visit our website at bcec.edu.au.