Scholarships

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) offers two different scholarships to prospective Curtin University students: the BCEC PhD Scholarship and the BCEC Economics and Social Policy Scholarship. The Faculty of Business and Law also offers a scholarship which gives applicants the opportunity to work on a strategic project with supervision from BCEC researchers.

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BCEC PhD Scholarship

Each year, the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre offers a number of PhD scholarships to research students focused on economic policy forecasting and evaluation, regional economic policy, trade and industrial economics, labour, workforce and productivity, population growth and dynamics, income, wealth and housing and health, wellbeing and disadvantage.

Read more about our current PhD Scholars: Toan Nguyen, Christopher Phelps, and Jaslin Kalsi.

BCEC Economics and Social Policy Scholarship

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is introducing a new BCEC Economics and Social Policy Scholarship to support broadening access to tertiary education for those traditionally underrepresented at university.

The scholarship supports the educational costs with attending university, with a $2,500 stipend each semester, for the expected duration of the degree (up to 3 years).

The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student undertaking studies in the area/s of economics or social policy. The scholarship reflects Bankwest’s commitment to community development and the Centre’s aim to improve the lives of West Australians.

The scholarship will be supported through BCEC event registration fees and we thank our event attendees for their support of this initiative.

Applications for the BCEC Economics and Social Policy Scholarship 2020 are open between 19 July and 11 November 2019. Find out more here.

2020 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

The 2020 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship is now open to students wanting to work in taxation, pensions and welfare policy design for Australia.

This project will combine theoretical and empirical innovations in behavioural tax/welfare policy evaluation and household decision modelling to improve the quality and effectiveness of tax/welfare policy design. Read more

The project will be supported by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), the Faculty of Business and Law and the Graduate Research School to deliver a successful project outcome.

The candidate should have a tertiary degree at Honours I or higher, with evidence of expertise/aptitude in data analysis, econometric modelling and computer programming. An awareness of tax and public policy issues is also strongly desirable.

The Graduate Research School will meet the standard provision of research funds for PhD students in the form of consumables and travel. Any further provision of IT peripherals, data or administrative support will be resourced by the Centre.The successful PhD scholar will be provided with a laptop, research training, and a desk space within the Centre to co-locate with BCEC researchers.

Students are advised to contact the Project Lead listed below prior to submission of their scholarship application to discuss their suitability to be involved in this strategic project.

Project Lead Contact

Name: Professor Ruhul Salim, Faculty of Business and Law

Email: ruhul.salim@cbs.curtin.edu.au

Contact Number: +61 8 9266 4577