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PhD Scholarship Program

CSIRO invites applications for top-up PhD Scholarships in a number of priority topic areas for funding commencing in 2018.

The Postgraduate Scholarship Program at CSIRO provides enhanced opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates enrolling each year at Australian tertiary institutions as full-time postgraduates for research leading to the award of a PhD. Students are co-supervised by researchers in an Australian university and CSIRO.

Successful recipients will receive AU$7,000 per year as a top-up scholarship (stipend), plus a generous operating budget of up to $10,000 per annum.

For details of research areas and how to apply please see document – Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform Top-Up Scholarships (link to document)

Applications close 14 November 2017.

Finding a CSIRO Supervisor: available projects/supervisors will be added to the list below. If none of the listed projects are in your area of interest, you’re encouraged to search CSIRO’s staff profiles using search terms related to your research area of interest and contact the relevant people to make enquiries.

Finding a University Supervisor: you are responsible for securing your own University supervisor. CSIRO supervisors may be able to assist in identifying an appropriate supervisor.

CSIRO Supervisors

Luke Barrett

Location: Canberra
Project area: Next generation disease control: assessing the potential of gene drives to control plant pathogens
Contact: Luke.Barret@csiro.au

Wing Yin Tong

Location: Melbourne
Project area: Development of blood-barrier penetrating drug delivery approach and high-throughput brain disease model on-a-chip to step change brain disorder treatments
Contact: Wingyin.Tong@csiro.au

Louise Thatcher (CSIRO) / Heng Chooi (UWA)

Location: Perth
Project area: Actinobacteria synthetic biology platforms for advancing novel bioactive compound discovery and biopesticide development
Contact: Louise.Thatcher@csiro.au

Apply now