Agricultural and Resource Economics



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  • There are a variety of PhD scholarships available in the areas of Natural Resource Management, Environmental Economics and Agricultural Economics at the University of Western Australia. 

Australian Postgraduate Awards and University Postgraduate Awards

Australian Postgraduate Awards and University Postgraduate Awards are available for domestic students for up to two years for Masters by research candidates, and three years for Doctoral candidates.  

The University provides a small number of  scholarships for international students wishing to study at UWA: These include a scholarship for university tuition fees, health cover and a living allowance (IPRS). See for information about this and other scholarships.  We also recommend that you also search for further scholarships relevant to your country of residence.

Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Bushfire and Natural Hazards

A top-up scholarship of $10,000 per annum over three and a half years, plus operating funds of $5,000 per year are available for a PhD student conducting research on "risk analysis of budget allocations for natural hazard management and policy" and Full Scholarships of $28,000 per annum over three and a half years.  The research will focus on emergency services organisations which receive a certain budget allocation, which typically is sufficient to deal with the demands for services in a typical year.  However, there are years when emergencies are unusually numerous or serious, such that this budget falls well short of requirements.  Thus the allocation of budgets involves decision problems that are somewhat similar to those arising in the case of investment for capacity by a utility (e.g. electricity or water) that is attempting to manage peak-load problems in economically reasonable ways.  The top-ups are available for a period of three years.  To apply, see or contact Assoc/Prof Atakelty Hailu

Henry Schapper Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Natural and Agricultural Sciences (currently closed)

A top-up scholarship for Australian citizens to undertake a higher degree by research in a field relevant to economic and ecological sustainability.

Sir Eric Smart Scholarship

The UWA Institute of Agriculture (IOA) Management Board (IMB) is pleased to confirm that there will be 4 Sir Eric Smart Scholarships available next year (2017). 

2 x Honours Scholarship (5,000)
1 x Masters Scholarship ($5,000)
1 x PhD Scholarship ($29,000) up to 4 years.

By way of background, Sir Eric Smart was a pioneer grain producer in light land areas around Mingenew.  At one time he was regarded the world's largest individual wheat and lupin-grower. He was very interested in using science to improve agricultural production.  The purpose of bequest funding is to support scientific research into agriculture in the coastal area between Perth and Geraldton, especially between Badgingarra and Binnu.  The Sir Eric Smart Bequest was established for the purpose of Scientific research into and for the advancement of agriculture on the light lands in the coastal area between Perth and Geraldton.

The Scholarship will be available to students undertaking 4th Year projects and Masters Projects in agriculture and related areas.  It will be open to both domestic and international students enrolled in a relevant BSc course and with a relevant research topic.

The PhD Scholarship will be advertised by the Graduate Research School from the 1 April to the end of May, 2017.

More information

Students with a full scholarship can also apply for a top-up scholarship which provides an additional living allowance.  These are often linked to research on particular topics.  Currently available top-up scholarships in the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics are listed below.  The first is specific to Australian citizens, but the others are potentially available to international students as well. For more information about any of these opportunities, please email -

Please refer to UWA Scholarships for a full list of the UWA Scholarships available.


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