Macquarie University Research Excellence (MQRES) PhD Scholarship in Cultural Economics

A Macquarie University Research Excellence PhD scholarship is available in the Department of Economics in the field of cultural economics.

The successful candidate will work on a project “Investment Appraisal in the Cultural Sector: Accounting for Economic and Cultural Value”.

MQRES Scholarships are available to Australian and international students.

Applicants should have completed an Australian four-year undergraduate degree in Economics or a closely related discipline with first class honours, or demonstrate equivalent research qualifications (such as a Masters course with substantial research component) from an Australian or overseas University.

A background in quantitative analytical methods in economics will be an advantage.

MQRES scholarships pay a stipend, currently $A19,616 per annum, tax exempt.

The Division of Economic and Financial Studies will top-up the stipend to a maximum $A32,500 per annum for the successful applicant.

The tenure of the scholarship is 3.5 years full time, subject to satisfactory progress.

Tuition fees will be funded for the scholarship tenure.

Eligible domestic students will receive Research Training Scheme (RTS) placement for their tuition.

International award holders will have their full tuition fee and Overseas Health Care costs paid under the award.

For further information and discussion regarding the project, candidates are encouraged to contact:

The supervisor Professor David Throsby,
Telephone: +61-2-9850 8474 or

Application forms, and conditions for MQRES awards, are available from the Higher Degree Research Office by phoning (02) 9850 7663, by e-mailing

Applications should be forwarded to:

The Scholarship Officer
Higher Degree Research Office
Cottage C4C
Macquarie University
NSW 2109

For more information see; Macquarie University Research Excellence (MQRES) PhD Scholarship in Cultural Economics