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CSIRO Curtin University Digital Agriculture Scholarships

Status: Open
Applications accepted at any time

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information
Curtin University and CSIRO Data61 and Agriculture and Food business units are offering PhD stipends and top-up scholarships for students with a digital or data-driven background who would like to apply their skills to the agricultural domain.
Applicants may apply to one of the advertised projects or put forward a project of their own.
Student type
  • Future Students
  • Humanities
  • Science & Engineering
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Business and Law
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research

Non-gender specific

  • International students
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Australian Citizen
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based

PhD stipends at the Research Training Program base rate ($27,082 in 2018), and/or top-up scholarships of $10,000 p.a.
PhD students can also receive up to $5,000 to fund incidentals such as conference travel as part of the scheme.

Eligible courses
PhD programs only.
Honours scholarships may be offered via separate Honours scholarships process.
Eligibility criteria
  • Students must not be subject to an obligation to a third party to provide that third party with rights to any IP created in the course of their degree.
  • Student must be enrolled at the university in a postgraduate research degree in a field of student in alignment with CSIRO’s research direction in information sciences and agriculture
  • Student must have an outstanding undergraduate record (the Student is expected to have obtained a first class honours degree or equivalent).  Students with Honours II div 1 are also eligible subject to evidence of research aptitude, such as publications in national and international journals.
Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Students will be required to sign a student agreement between CSIRO and the university.

How to apply

Application process
Candidates can apply at any time, including if you have already commenced your project. Please email Professor Mark Gibberd ( ) an expression of interest, including:
- Curriculum vitae
- Academic transcripts
- A brief covering letter (no more than 2 sides A4) address the eligibility criteria. The letter should explain why you are interested in the project and how your skills attributes and experience make you a good candidate for the award
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to apply for admission via Curtin online e-application:
Scholarship is subject to approval of admission at Curtin in the HDR course
An application and review process will be undertaken involving representatives from Curtin University and CSIRO.
Turnaround time for applications will be within weeks. 
Places are limited. Once they are filled, no more applications will be accepted.

Need more information?

Please refer to attached PhD projects list. 

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