2022 RTP Social consequences of natural resource abundance
Applications open: 12/07/2021
Applications close: 30/08/2021
About this scholarship
This project will assess whether natural resource abundance sustains or exacerbates social inequalities defined by gender and ethnicity in a wide range of dimensions. It will also identify policy-relevant institutional factors that underlie differences in gender- and ethnicity-based inequalities between resource-abundant communities. In the first instance, the Project will produce in-depth Australia-wide evidence on the contemporary and historical links between resource abundance and social inequalities. It will then be extended to an international setting using a series of novel empirical analyses of macro- and micro-level large-scale datasets. The results will make a positive contribution to policy-making by identifying policy interventions that can mitigate the ill effects of the natural resource sector and maximize its contribution to socio-economic wellbeing and growth.
- Future Students
- Faculty of Business and Law
- Higher Degree by Research
- Australian Citizen
- Australian Permanent Resident
- New Zealand Citizen
- Permanent Humanitarian Visa
- Merit Based
Total value of the annual scholarships (stipend and fees) is approx. $60,000 - $70,000 p.a. Curtin PhD Stipends are valued at $28,597 p.a. for up to a maximum of 3.5 years.
Successful applicants will receive a 100% Fee offset.
All applicable HDR courses
• The applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded as having an equivalent level of attainment.
• The applicant should have demonstrated strong background and skills in quantitative research methods.
• The applicant should meet the language requirement set for entry to Curtin’s PhD in Economics degree.
If this project excites you, and your research skills and experience are a good fit for this specific project, you should email the project lead, expressing your interest (EOI) in this project.
Your EOI email should include your current curriculum vitae, a summary of your research skills and experience and the reason you are interested in this specific project.
Eligible to enrol in a Higher Degree by Research Course at Curtin University by March 2022
To enquire about this project opportunity contact the Project lead (listed below).
Name: Associate Professor Astghik Mavisakalyan
Contact Number: 9266 4412