Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Science and mathematics


Australian or New Zealand and International

Application dates

Applications close
14 February 2020

What you'll receive

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 honours 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 in our application guide.

How to apply

In the first instance, for further information, or to discuss this research project, please contact Dr Peter Prentis or Dr Stephanie Kerr.

Your email should include an up-to-date CV and your full academic transcript.

To apply for the scholarship, you will need to follow the PhD application guide:

How to apply for a research degree

During the application process, please nominate that you would like to be considered for this scholarship.

About the scholarship

The Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (CTCB) is looking for PhD students to join the National Tree Genomics Program 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
  • mango

You'll use a range of bioinformatic and molecular biology tools to test the genes involved in these processes.

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