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Collaboration between Charles Darwin University and Treasury & Finance in the Northern Territory Government

Researching: Economics, the Environment, Law, Social and Public Policy, and Changing demographics

  • Darwin, Australia
  • Charles Darwin University

Academic Discipline: Business, Law, Environment, Society
Job Type: Academic Posts, Grants and Scholarships
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Hours: Full Time

A unique opportunity to accelerate your career, gain industry know how, and conduct meaningful research on complex economic issues facing the Northern Territory.

About the opportunity:

Charles Darwin University is collaborating with the Department of Treasury and Finance in the Northern Territory Government. They are offering five potential PhD candidates attractive scholarships to collaborate on priority economic research areas for the Territory. These projects will tend to explore topical economic policy questions, around the opportunities and challenges of economic development in northern Australia; ultimately to explore the impact of government initiatives, incentives, regulations, and investment strategies on economic stability, development, and innovation in the region.

About Charles Darwin University:

The distinctive characteristics of the Northern Territory present researchers and research students at Charles Darwin University with unique experiences and opportunities.

CDU is an exciting and progressive research-intensive university with a regional focus that prioritises the complex issues facing Northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific. We have developed cross-disciplinary research teams as well as partnerships and collaborative relationships with external agencies to build world-class research capability.
Our goal is to maintain and conduct meaningful and beneficial research in areas of strength including Economics; Environment and Livelihoods; Human Health and Wellbeing; Social and Public Policy; Education at the interface with Health; and Energy. Indigenous Knowledges underpins many of our research endeavours.

About Treasury & Finance in the Northern Territory Government:
The Department's primary role is to promote the long-term economic and fiscal sustainability and development of the Territory. This role is achieved by providing specialist fiscal, economic and commercial policy advice to Government, focusing on sustainable government finances, economic efficiency, and effective risk management.

About you:
CDU is currently seeking 5 potential PhD candidates to undertake their PhD by research based on topics related to the economic development or challenges facing the Territory. CDU seek expressions of interest from Australian Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will need to reside in Darwin while completing the project. They will be selected on the basis of their strength of academic performance and compatibility of research expertise and industry skill.

About the scholarship:
Charles Darwin University is offering five individuals scholarships to complete a PhD in collaboration with Treasury and Finance in the Northern Territory.

The scholarship offers a living allowance of over $37,500 a year and a tuition fee waiver for up to three years with the possibility of a six-month extension. The successful applicants will be able to complete a PhD in economics, or a related field, while gaining industry experience.

The scholarship will be competitively awarded, available during the relevant research period only, and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

How to submit your expression of interest (EOI):
Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest (EOI) to Elizabeth Bird, Manager for Higher Degree by Research () containing:

• A statement addressing your intended area of economic research and suitability for the project and scholarship
• A brief CV
• Applicants will need to attend an interview and must meet the Charles Darwin University PhD entry requirements
The preferred applicants will be invited to submit a full application on-line.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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