Research Students

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.

Scholarship documents


The Bushfire CRC is supporting outstanding students interested in careers in bushfire research. These students are undertaking further study in an area of bushfire research central to the CRC's research program.

These photos were taken at the Bushfire CRC & AFAC annual conference in Perth in August 2012. The above photo shows 26 of our current crop of 52 scholarship holders. And below, these are our international students - from places including Brazil, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Scotland, Nepal, Italy, England, South Korea, South Africa and the United States.