Applications are open for CSIRO PhD Top-Up Scholarships.

CSIRO Agriculture and Food are offering PhD top-up scholarships in the following priority research areas:

  1. Sustainability Credentials
  2. Farms of the Future
  3. Digital Agriculture
  4. Precision Genome Engineering
  5. Precision Fermentation
  6. Regional Transitions Towards Net Zero

CSIRO PhD Top-Up Scholarships are available to postgraduate students who have gained (or expect to gain), first or upper second-class honours or equivalent, in relevant research areas and who are in receipt of, or expect to receive, a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or an equivalent primary scholarship commencing in 2022 or early 2023.  Joint supervision of students by a university and a CSIRO supervisor is required and such joint supervisory arrangements must be consistent with the Higher Degree by Research Regulations of the host university. The students’ research will be co-supervised by CSIRO and university researchers.

Location:  Various locations across Australia

Scholarship:  Top-up Scholarship of $10,000 per annum, plus a learning and development budget of $5,000 over the term of the studentship

Tenure:  Up to 3 years


To be eligible to apply you must have (or expect to gain):

  • first or upper second-class honours or equivalent in a relevant research area;
  • admission to an Australian University as a PhD student;
  • hold an appropriate visa to study in Australia (if international)*
  • be no further than one year (FTE) into a PhD candidature on commencing at CSIRO
  • hold a primary scholarship; for example, a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or other primary scholarship of similar value
  • not be in receipt of any other Top-Up scholarship
  • a university supervisor who is willing and able to supervise you; and
  • be available to commence with CSIRO no later than 30 June 2023.

For more information and to apply, visit: 

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