Applications are open for four new fully funded post graduate scholarships to pursue research that will benefit the Western Australian grains industry.
The four-year scholarships provided by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development include the provision of a suitable mentor from the department, as well as access to its resources, field plots, equipment and office space.
Potential grains research areas are broad ranging, including crop nutrition and protection, digital and precision agriculture, genetics, soil management, systems agronomy, agricultural economics and product integrity.
The department’s Grains Research and Development Transformation acting executive director, Jason Moynihan, said the scholarships were an investment in the science capability of grains research in Western Australia.
The scholarships, valued at about $190,000 each over four years, must include an extensive field component. This is the second time the grains research scholarships have been offered by the department, after three scholarships were awarded earlier this year.
For more information and details about how to apply for the new grains research scholarships visit agric.wa.gov.au and search for ‘Grains R&D Postgraduate Scholarships and Development Program’ or contact Alex Douglas via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 (0)8 9821 3246.