Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Science, technology and engineering and mathematics


Australian or New Zealand and International

Application dates

Applications close
20 September 2021

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a living allowance of $30,000 per annum (full-time, fixed rate) for three years
  • an optional 10 hours per week, paid data science position working within Fresh Supply Co.


You must meet QUT academic and English language entry requirements for QUT's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Woman and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to apply. QUT and the Centre for Data Science are committed to equity and diversity among our staff and students, to ensure that we mirror the diversity of our community.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we'll give preference to applicants who are already living in Australia.

How to apply

Step 1: Contact the supervisor

Email Professor Adam Clements with:

  • your CV
  • a cover letter detailing your interests and motivations for applying for this opportunity.

Step 2: Shortlisting and interview

Applications will stay open until we find a suitable candidate. Our selection panel will:

  • shortlist applicants
  • confirm applicants' eligibility
  • invite the shortlisted candidates to attend an interview.

Step 3: Apply for a PhD

If you're our preferred candidate, you'll be invited to apply for a PhD at QUT.

You must be accepted into QUT's PhD program to receive this scholarship.

How to apply for a research degree

Indicate your interest in this scholarship by nominating Professor Adam Clements as principal supervisor, and include the name of this scholarship in the financial details section.

If your expression of interest is accepted, you'll be invited to submit a full application, including a research proposal, to finalise your application.

Contact Professor Adam Clements for more details.

What happens next?

We'll notify you of the outcome of your application.

You must be accepted into QUT's PhD program to receive this scholarship.


This scholarship will be governed by the QUT Postgraduate Research Award (Domestic) or QUT Postgraduate Research Award (International) rules.

About the scholarship

About the project

Your work will support agricultural producers in obtaining more cost-effective loans. On the technical side, the research involves data analysis, modelling and simulation.

This is an outstanding opportunity to engage in statistics and data science applications in the agriculture sector. We anticipate this research will deliver:

  • valuable and real-world impact in the agriculture sector
  • novel statistical methodologies.

You will be working closely with Fresh Supply Co staff and your QUT supervisory team to:

  • ensure your research delivers impact
  • build your professional network.

You'll gain valuable real-world experience in a nationally important industry, with excellent academic supervision through QUT's Centre for Data Science.

Project funding

This scholarship is co-funded by Fresh Supply Co and QUT’s Centre for Data Science.

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