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Scholarship details

2022 RTP Cooperation and conflict in the family

Status: Open

Applications open: 12/07/2021
Applications close: 30/08/2021

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About this scholarship

This project will explore the nature of interactions within families and identify the circumstances where violence is used to resolve disagreement in one’s favour. It will study the changes in individuals’ economic opportunities and patterns of matching in the marriage market and their implications for intra-household interactions under (i) heterogeneity in preferences and values; (ii) inequality of roles and status; (iii) competition over rival vs. non-rival goods. The project will draw on theories of intimate partner violence and conduct analyses of large administrative and survey datasets and experiments which will add to knowledge on proximate causes of family violence. 

  • 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.

Scholarship Details


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.
• 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. 

Application process

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.

Enrolment Requirements

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

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