Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform PhD Scholarships
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.
Top up PhD Scholarships are available to postgraduate students who have gained (or expect to gain), first class honours or equivalent in relevant research areas. They must also expect to receive a Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent scholarship commencing in the year of the scholarship.
Synthetic Biology (SynBio) is the design and construction of biological parts, devices, and organisms (usually based on DNA-encoded componentry); and their application for useful purposes. To position Australia to build a vibrant synthetic biology research and development community to support the bio-based industries and ecoengineering activities of tomorrow, CSIRO has established the Synthetic Biology FSP (SynBioFSP). The SynBioFSP has a mission to develop capacity in synthetic biology within CSIRO and across Australia. The program has a $13 M funding envelope over the first three years.
Applications will be assessed on:
- Quality and relevance of the student project
- Academic calibre of the student
- Availability of appropriate university supervision
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