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Opportunities to work with us

Research Scholarships


Research Scholarships generally include:

  • Stipend of $35,000 per year for 3 or 3.5 years

  • Operating funds (varies depending on grant)

  • A laptop computer, software and office space


Current research scholarship opportunities to work with our centre staff, include:

PhD research projects

Title: Understanding barriers to the adoption of efficient market systems for agricultural commodities

Supervisors: Ben White and Marit Kragt (and industry partners)

More information

Title: Investigating adoption methodologies and marketing principles to accelerate sheep reproduction best practice

Supervisors: David Pannell and Marit Kragt (and industry partners)

More information

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment's website also lists PhD projects and other opportunities.

Please also view the UWA Scholarships website that provides access to a database that lists all postgraduate research scholarship opportunities for the university.

Post Doctoral (research-only) contracts of employment

There are two current job opportunities to work on research projects within agricultural economics.  

National Risk Management Initiative (NRMI), also known as RiskWi$e, is a national initiative led by the CSIRO and funded by the Grain Research and Development Corporation. It seeks to understand and improve the risk-reward outcomes for Australian grain growers by supporting grower on-farm decision-making. The Research Fellow/Associate will contribute to research to better understand how growers make decisions about risks.


The Australian Research Council-funded Industrial Training and Transformation Centre for Behavioural Insights for Technology Adoption (BITA) is a collaboration between three leading universities: QUT, UQ and UWA. BITA works with industry, government and start-up partners to overcome stubborn problems and grand challenges in the adoption of innovative technology. The Research Fellow/Associate will conduct behavioural research with farmers and industry partners to enhance adoption of innovations in agriculture.

If interested, please read the position description and follow the instructions to apply via the UWA jobs page:


Research Associate / Research Fellow

You are welcome to send your CV and an expression of interest to work with us to CAED manager, Tammie Harold, at

Please view UWA Jobs, which is a jobs database for all work opportunities at UWA.

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