Industry PhD Scholarships

Collaborative industry-based research programs like the Digital Finance CRC offer students a highly engaging, practical, applied setting to undertake higher degree research. Our program offers unique opportunities to work in a multi-disciplinary setting in building the fundamental transformation of the finance industry to a new digital economy.

Our research program has four high-impact research streams outlined below:

Research Stream 1

Dynamic registers for instant exchange

Research Stream 2

Advanced securitisation – turning more things digital

Research Stream 3

Distributed trading – commoditisation of marketplaces

Research Stream 4

RegTech with algorithmic real-time enforcement

PhD scholarships are AUD 70,000 per annum and are funded for 3 years in duration

As a PhD scholar you will be linked to industry-driven research topics and embedded for a significant portion of your time with industry partners throughout your candidature.

Successful candidates will be enrolled at one of our university partners and will have full access to all graduate research facilities and resources available from both your host university and the Digital Finance CRC to support your research efforts. You will be supervised conjointly with research organisations, industry and government participants in the CRC.


Our university partners are:

  • Curtin University
  • Macquarie University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Wollongong


Applications are invited from high-calibre graduates in related fields and career industry professionals interested in returning to higher degree studies (full-time or part-time) are also strongly encouraged to apply.