Scholarship Description: The University of Auckland is offering PhD Scholarship in “Reacting to cold in a changing world – uncovering an alternative vernalization mechanism in legumes”. The scholarship is open to suitably qualified domestic or international students.
The ultimate aim of this research is to apply it to plant breeding of plant varieties with optimized flowering in a changing climate.
Scholarship Provider: The University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand, located in the country’s largest city, Auckland. It is the highest-ranked university in the country, being ranked 81st worldwide in the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings.
Degree Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD programme.
Available Subject: Scholarship is awarded in “Reacting to cold in a changing world – uncovering an alternative vernalisation mechanism in legumes”
Scholarship benefits: Tenure is for 36 months with the value of up to $NZ 27,500 stipend per annum plus compulsory domestic fees of up to $NZ 7600 per annum.
Eligible nationalities: Scholarships are open to New Zealand and international students.
Eligibility Criteria: Students applying for this position will be high achievers and have demonstrable experience and expertise in plant molecular biology and genomics and preferably bioinformatic skills for handling large data sets. The successful PhD candidate must be able to meet the requirements of, and enrol in, the University of Auckland’s PhD programme. Suitably qualified domestic or international students are welcome to apply.
English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.
Application Procedure: Applications include:
- Copies of academic transcripts
- A brief (1 page maximum) statement of research experience
- The names and e-mail contacts of at least two people who can provide professional letters of reference.
- Preferably; IELTS or TOEFL results for those with English as a second language
Please apply via email.
Deadline: June 11,2018