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Scholarship details

2023 HDR Scholarship - PhD Scholarship on Intergenerational Transfers and Housing Outcomes (linked to Australian Research Council project)

Status: Open

Applications open: 15/11/2022
Applications accepted at any time

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About this scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Curtin University to support an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship research project entitled ‘Home ownership and housing wealth: ageing and intergenerational pathways’ led by Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ. The scholarship project will generate new knowledge on the ways in which parents use wealth and income transfers to improve their children’s housing outcomes. The project requires a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, i.e. applications are assessed as they are received.

  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International Student
  • Merit Based

This scholarship provides a stipend of $28,854 p.a. indexed annually, based on full-time studies, for up to a maximum of 3.5 years, pending compliance with milestone and candidacy requirements. Successful applicants will receive a 100% tuition fee offset.

Scholarship Details


Doctor of Philosophy – Economics and Finance

  • Future Higher degree by research applicants
  • Full-time enrolment
  • Shows an active research interest in housing economics or social policy issues pertaining to Australia
  • Has achieved a Masters by Research, First Class Honours, or Second Class Upper Honours with some research experience, in economics or related fields
  • Familiarity with quantitative modelling skills and qualitative methods
  • Successful recipients must not be in receipt of any other scholarship

Application process

If this research excites you, and your skills and experience are a good fit for this specific project, please prepare your application as follows: 

  • A brief explanation of why you are interested in the scholarship topic;
  • Resume;
  • Academic transcripts;
  • Masters or Honours thesis (whichever is your highest qualification).


Once you have prepared the documents, zip them into a single file with the date and your name and then contact the Project Lead (listed below in the enquires section) via the Expression of Interest (EOI) form and attach the above documents in the EOI form. 

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must complete their milestone 1 within 6 months of enrolment and remain enrolled on a full-time basis basis for the duration of the scholarship.


To enquire about this project opportunity that includes a scholarship application, contact the Project lead, Professor Rachel ViforJ via the EOI form above.

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