The Queensland University of Technology in Australia is inviting applications for the National Tree Genomics Programme PhD Scholarships in 2020.
The Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (CTCB) is looking for PhD students to join the National Tree Genomics Programme starting in early 2020. This program is aiming to ensure future food security by developing elite horticultural tree cultivars. The PhD projects will focus on understanding the genetic regulation of flowering, phase change and shoot architecture in five target crops: avocado, macadamia, citrus, almond, and mango. You’ll use a range of bioinformatics and molecular biology tools to test the genes involved in these processes.
The University is known for the real world’ because of its close links with industry and our relevant teaching and applied research. Industry representatives and professionals contribute to our course development, adding a practical perspective to theoretical education. Their academic staff consult in industry and work on industry projects which often involve students. Staff and students have access to the latest teaching technology.
Worth of Award
- QUT is offering two fully-funded PhD scholarships, including tuition and stipend.
- As a successful applicant, you’ll receive a living allowance for three years, indexed annually ($28,092 in 2020).
- The scholarship is for full-time students and can be used to support living costs.
- International students may also receive a research degree tuition fee sponsorship.
- As part of your PhD you’ll work with a team of talented plant scientists from several Australian and international institutions.
To be considered for this scholarship, you should have:
- A bachelor degree with first-class honors or a research masters degree with a substantial research component
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and individually.
- You will need to meet the QUT entry and English proficiency requirements set out on the website.
How to Apply
To apply for the scholarship;
- You will need to follow the PhD application guide.
- Some faculties need you to submit an expression of interest before your formal application.
- Make sure you’ve read all the steps of the applying process so that you understand the processes for your preferred faculty.
- If you’ve completed all of the steps in the application process, you’re ready to submit your application.
Deadline: Application closes January 24, 2020