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Research Scholarships in Digital Agriculture


26 June 2018

Funded by the CSIRO through Data61, these scholarships aim to support students undertaking a PhD within either the Faculty of Science, or the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, where the focus of their research is on information science relevant to the agricultural domain.

Both full stipend and supplementary scholarships are available to support the living costs of students while completing their studies.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Faculty of Science, or the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney, and who are willing to undertake research in the field of information science and agriculture.

Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree in information science and agriculture with a substantial research component (or equivalent). Applicants must also have a history of scholarly publication in either peer reviewed national or international journals.

Applicants must not be engaged in full-time employment, or be subject to an obligation with another party to provide that party with any intellectual property rights during the course of their research studies

Value and duration

The Stipend Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the RTP rate (indexed to the RTP rate on January One each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.

The Supplementary Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $10,000 per annum (indexed to the RTP rate on January One each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.

Terms and Conditions - stipend

Terms and Conditions - supplementary

Projects available

Supervisor: Tanya Latty

A sensor driven approach to assessing health in honey bee colonies

http://sydney.edu.au/research/opportunities/opportunities/2352

New technologies for detecting, counting and identifying pollinators in the field

http://sydney.edu.au/research/opportunities/opportunities/2353

Supervisor: Brett Whelan

Integrating disparate data streams from multiple scales to improve within-field management

http://sydney.edu.au/research/opportunities/opportunities/2354

Supervisor: Thomas Bishop

Integrating disparate data streams from multiple scales to improve within-field management

http://sydney.edu.au/research/opportunities/opportunities/2357

Next generation national scale space-time modelling of soil organic carbon

http://sydney.edu.au/research/opportunities/opportunities/2389

Supervisor: Daniel Tan

Multi‑spectral imaging for rice phenotyping in northwest Cambodia

http://sydney.edu.au/research/opportunities/opportunities/2350

Supervisor: Sergio Yani Garcia

Advanced sensor and data analytics in pasture-based dairy systems

http://sydney.edu.au/research/opportunities/opportunities/2365   

Supervisor: Cameron Clark

Remote monitoring solutions for beef cattle welfare and productivity

http://sydney.edu.au/research/opportunities/opportunities/2367

 

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Applications close 29 July 2018 at 11:59PM