New FOWI PhD Scholarships on Compensation



We are seeking PhD candidates to join us in researching and designing an effective compensation system for employee motivation and performance.


The scholarships are funded through an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grants entitled “To use or not to use financial incentives for motivation and performance”. The research team is led by Professor Marylène Gagné and the recipients will be based at the Future of Work Institute.


The scholarship provides a living stipend of $28,106 p. a. indexed annually for a period of three years based on full-time studies and other benefits.

The successful candidates must meet the minimum academic entry requirement for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy in Business and Management program.

The successful candidates will have (required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or in business/management (or closely related discipline) with First Class Honours; OR

  • Master’s degree in psychology or in business/management (or closely related discipline) with a weighted average minimum

  • 70% and at least 25% of the course completed as a thesis/dissertation.

  • An interest in organisational psychology and particularly work motivation.

  • Meet the English proficiency levels set by Curtin University


More information on the project and application details are available here.