Bushfire CRC Education program

The Bushfire CRC supported students interested in careers in bushfire research and undertaking further study in an area of bushfire research central to the CRC's research program.

The Bushfire CRC assisted course and curriculum developers across a broad range of higher education courses to enhance their course content with the lastest bushfire research.

University partners

Bushfire CRC scholarship students studied at a range of Australian universities.

Scholarship opportunities

The Bushfire CRC (2003-2014) had outstanding postgraduate students as part of a dynamic national bushfire research program for safer communities and ecological sustainability, investigating areas such as fire behaviour, management of fire in the landscape, and the social and economic aspects of bushfires.

We sought students with strong academic records and relevant experience who were keenly interested in pursuing a PhD with a view to researching key issues for fire and land management agencies around Australia and New Zealand.

The Bushfire CRC offered postgraduate students access to:

  • Full Scholarships of $28,000 per annum over 3 years, and
  • Top Up Scholarships (for APAs and University scholarships) of $10,000 per annum over 3 years.
Posted: 9 years 11 months ago

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Australian Community Engagement and Fire Awareness conference, run the by the New South Wales RFS, in Wollongong. One of the highlights was seeing the way in which Bushfire CRC research was being used to underpin brigade-level community engagement initiatives across the country, and the outcomes that are being achieved at a...

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Higher Education Framework

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