PhD scholarship: Climate finance

Summary

Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Business and Economics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value $28,854 per annum (2022 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration 3.5 years with the possibility of 1 extension in line with UQ and RTP Scholarship Policy
Opening date 11 November 2021
Closing date 2 December 2021

Description

This PhD position is focused on climate finance to accelerate global decarbonisation towards a zero-carbon economy. The project aims to identify key bottlenecks in using finance to mitigate climate change, and identify practical solutions to overcome challenges. Solutions may include the development of metrics and methodologies, and the consideration of a variety or variables including equity considerations in climate change mitigation.

The project specific direction depends on the students' skills and motivation.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘CLIMATE-REKKERin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

See an example of what you have to do

Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ

Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A working knowledge of programming (R, Stata), academic writing, literature reviews and statistical analysis would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field/s of economics, finance, environmental science/management and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of publications in high quality journals is highly desirable.

Contact

Dr Saphira Rekker

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.