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CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships - Agriculture and Food

Key details

Value
$10,000 per annum

About this scholarship

CSIRO’s Postgraduate Scholarship Program provides enhanced opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates enrolling each year at Australian tertiary institutions as full-time postgraduates for research leading to the award of a PhD.  Scholarships are being offered in 53 priority research areas for funding commencing in 2019.

Top up Postgraduate Scholarships are available to postgraduate students who have gained (or expect to gain), first class honours or equivalent in relevant research areas. Students must also expect to receive a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or an equivalent scholarship commencing in the year of the scholarship.  Joint supervision of students by a university and a CSIRO supervisor is required and such joint supervisory arrangements must be consistent with the Higher Degree by Research Regulations of the host university.  The primary supervisor may be either the university or CSIRO supervisor.

Recipients of CSIRO Postgraduate Studentships are generally required to be Australian citizens or have permanent residency status. However, in fields in which there is a national skill shortage, studentships may be awarded to overseas candidates provided they are prepared to seek permanent residency as soon as possible within Australian Government policy guidelines.  International students must be able to show evidence of admission to an Australian university, as well as evidence that either their living costs or international student tuition fees are being covered by another scholarship or from private funds.

Our Agriculture and Food team is helping Australian farmers and industry improve productivity and sustainability across the agriculture sector.  For more information please see our website at Agriculture and Food.

Pre-Requisites/Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply you must have (or expect to gain):

  • first class honours or equivalent in a relevant research area;
  • admission to an Australian University as a PhD student;
  • a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or university equivalent; and
  • an university supervisor who is willing and able to supervise you

If you have already commenced your PhD studies, you must be less than 12 months into your PhD at 1 January 2019.

International applicants must have the appropriate immigration approvals to allow them to take up the scholarship.

Applications will be assessed on:

  • Quality and relevance of student project:  The primary assessment criterion for a CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship is the quality and relevance of the project being proposed.  The research must be aligned with, the advertised priority research area.
  • Academic calibre of the student:  The quality of the student is also critical to the assessment of a scholarship and candidates must hold (or expect to gain) a relevant first class honours (or equivalent) degree from a recognised University.
  • Availability of appropriate university supervision:  The relevance of the University supervisor’s research background and their willingness to supervise the student in collaboration with the CSIRO supervisor should also be made clear. 

Applications close on:   Wednesday 31 October 2018 (10.59pm AEDT)

Eligibility

Gender
  • Female
  • Male