Australia: University Of Queensland – PhD Scholarship 2022

Australia: University Of Queensland – PhD Scholarship 2022

Scholarship Description:
Under Australia: University Of Queensland – PhD Scholarship 2022 applications are being invited from eligible candidates. Domestic Students, International Students are eligible to apply for this program. The scholarship allows PhD level programm(s) in the field of Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Mathematics, Science taught at University of Queensland . Interested candidates may apply for the scholarship as per set deadline. The application deadline is 28/02/2022

Subjects offered and Degree Programs:
You can apply for Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Mathematics, Science taught at University of Queensland

Funded by: University of Queensland.

This project is part of the ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Crop Protection, a large multi-institute research program encompassing members of state Departments of Agriculture, University of Queensland, University of Adelaide, La Trobe University, University of Tasmania, Curtin University, and various industries including Nufarm Limited. The candidate will be an active member of the Hub and will be provided opportunities for research networking, relationship building, and career development through academia and/or industry. Our team is focused specifically on using new BioClayTM particles to deliver interfering RNA molecules to disrupt invasion of key fungal diseases such as Botrytis, Verticillium, Fusarium, and Sclerotinia affecting Australian and International Crops.

RNA interference, or gene silencing, offers a significant opportunity to improve fungal disease resistance in plants. The main aim of this project is to assess the efficacy of Bioclay-delivered dsRNA for sustained protection against fungal pathogens. The project will include controlled environment bioassays and molecular investigations on the uptake and responses of selected crops and fungal isolates to the Bioclay-delivered RNAi molecules.

Sponsor Value

Eligible students will receive the amount of $34,627 per annum (2022 rate), indexed annually in Australia.

Eligibility Criteria

You’re eligible if you meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Application Procedure

Before submitting an application you should:

You apply for this scholarship when you submit an application for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). You don’t need to submit a separate scholarship application.

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select ‘I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship’.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘CROP DISEASE-GARDINER’ in the ‘Name of scholarship’ field.


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