Overview and opportunities
Postgraduate student program
The postgraduate program supports and extends the broader research activities of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. We provide two main types of support.
Postgraduate scholarship program. This provides access to:
- Full scholarships of $28,000 per annum for three and a half years,
- Top up scholarships (for APAs and university scholarships) of $10,000 per annum over three and a half years,
- Access to industry expertise and support.
Scholarship applications are now closed. Details of future scholarship opportunities will be advertised on this site if and when they arise.
Associate Student Program.
All PhD and Masters by Research students whose projects will inform policy or practice in the area of bushfire or natural hazards are encouraged to apply to become a Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Associate Student.
This is opportunity has been specifically designed for students conducting research in relevant areas but not already directly involved with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. This research is likely to be of significant interest to Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC stakeholders (including research partners and end-users). Some students are already indirectly connected to the CRC through their supervisors, with their research adding to the depth or breadth of our research projects. These students may benefit from the exposure of being more formally affiliated.
Interested? Download the application kit: Associate Student Flyer - May 15 2014.
PhD Scholarship Opportunity - Deakin University
A PhD scholarship is available in Deakin's Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Education. The PhD student will initiate and conduct research on the topic of ‘Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities’ led by Dr Timothy Neale. The successful applicant will be based at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.
The Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities project is a 3-year research project funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) and led by Dr Timothy Neale (Deakin University) and Dr Jessica K. Weir (Western Sydney University). In this action-research project, we focus explicitly on the risk and resilience priorities of Aboriginal communities in southern Australia, the sectors priorities for these communities, and how these interests interact. Our intention is to identify where improvements might be made to reduce natural hazard risk and increase social and ecological resilience.
Student placements within CRC partners
The Student Placement Program is an exciting new opportunity for our students to undertake short term placements within our partner organisations.
This is part of our overall professional development plan for our students to be better prepared to work within the sector.
The objectives of the program are:
- Enable the student to understand the workplace environment of CRC end-user partners.
- Provide the student with concentrated networking opportunities including the opportunity to build a close relationship with at least one CRC partner.
- Provide staff of the host organisation an opportunity to engage with CRC PhD students and to raise awareness of the research they are undertaking.
- Enable the student to make a positive contribution to an activity or activities being undertaken by the host organisation. Students are not expected to be responsible for the delivery of a specific output or project.