Scholarships and Grants

The OGLE COUNTY FARM BUREAU is offering six scholarships to qualified students to pursue their career in Agriculture DEL FLESSNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-$1,500 The DEL FLESSNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP will support students interested in the study of […]

Cattle Women agricultural scholarships-Annually

Scholarships and Grants

California CattleWomen offers $1000 scholarships to assist students to further their education in the field of agriculture. Every year they offer two college scholarships One of the scholarships is for children of agricultural families with […]

Ceres Solutions announces 2018 Agriculture scholarship $25,000

2018 scholarship offers

  In its continuing effort to support youth pursuing careers in agriculture, Ceres Solutions  has announced 2018 Agriculture scholarship worth $25,000 through scholarships to high school seniors and college students this spring.   Students receiving […]

2018 Australian Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

University of Tasmania scholarship

Every person on earth depends on agricultural systems to meet their daily needs for food and clothing. By 2050 there will be 2 billion more people on earth. Research into agricultural systems could help ensure […]

2018 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship program


The 2018 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship program was recently announced by the agricultural minister themed ‘Our Food has a Story’, encourages young people to have a conversation about the relationship between agriculture and the food […]

Canadian Dairy commission scholarship: University of Manitoba

Canadian Dairy Commission headquarters is pictured in Ottawa Wednesday April 25, 2012. A Canadian government Crown corporation created in 1966, Canadian Dairy Commission is mandated to "provide efficient producers of milk and cream with the opportunity to obtain a fair return for their labour and investment, and to provide consumers of dairy products with a continuous and adequate supply of dairy products of high quality."

The Canadian Dairy Commission  Scholarship is an annual scholarship developed to support graduate studies in agricultural economics and policy, and food, dairy or animal science as these fields relate to the dairy industry.  A few […]

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program


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Prairie Improvement Network Graduate Fellowship

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The Prairie Improvement Network  Graduate fellowship was established  at the University of Manitoba in 2016 to  recognize graduate students focusing on research, including social sciences, within the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Interested students […]

QEII-GSST-Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships

Canada Scholarship grants

QEII-GSST-Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) Program  is a merit based scholarship program designed to support  students in science and technology at the master’s and […]

University of London Postgraduate Scholarship in UK

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Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Awards for Nigerians to study abroad

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Schulich Leader Scholarships -$80,000

Scholarships and Grants

The Schulich foundation has spent over  $100 million  to fund scholarship programs to encourage top undergraduate students to achieve their potential. They scholarship grant  funds over 50 undergraduate scholarships each year, across top Canadian universities. […]

ARC Discovery Research Scholarship: Do Plants Hedge Their Bets? Modelling Optimal Plant Behaviour

Scholarships and Grants

University of Western Sydney, Graduate Research School

The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE) is one of four institutes within Western Sydney University. HIE has rapidly become a research leader in ecosystem function and environmental responses to changing climate, with a strong reputation for delivering research outcomes of the highest quality. HIE houses a team of over 50 scientists with access to a unique suite of world-class research facilities. The ecosystem modelling group at HIE is widely recognised for their work in using experimental data to inform models of plant ecosystem function.

We are now seeking a highly motivated PhD student to contribute to a new Australian Research Council Discovery project that aims to resolve one of the most long-standing questions about the functioning of plants: how much of the carbon that they take up in photosynthesis do they use immediately for growth, and how much do they keep in reserve as insurance for the future? The answer to this question is urgently needed to understand how plants respond to environmental change, and how vulnerable they are to stresses such as drought.

The aim of the PhD project is to use experimental data and optimization approaches to develop models of how plants – and trees in particular – ‘should’ behave in risky or stressful environments. What is the optimal growth schedule for a tree that maximizes its fitness?

In the project, the student will first quantify how much carbon is kept in reserve in trees growing in a wide range of experimental conditions, capitalizing on a wealth of data from climate change experiments conducted at the HIE, including whole-tree warming experiments and EucFACE, the world’s only Free Air CO2 Enrichment experiment in mature native forest (
The student will then help develop and apply models of tree survival, and compare estimates of optimal storage from these models to the experimental data.

The student will be based at HIE but will also collaborate with Professor Roderick Dewar at The Australian National University and Professor Mat Williams at Edinburgh University (UK).WHAT DOES THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDE?
» Domestic students will receive a tax free stipend of $30,406 per annum and a funded place in the doctoral degree.
» International students will receive a tax free stipend of $30,406 per annum. Those with a strong track record may receive a fee waiver.
» Funding is available for project costs and conference travel.


  • We welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, especially those with a strong grounding in mathematics, physics or computing who are keen to apply their quantitative skills to key questions in current biology. The successful applicant should:
  • Hold qualifications and experience equal to an Australian First Class Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualifications
  • Demonstrate strong academic performance in mathematics
  • Have an interest in, or be willing to learn, plant biology and ecosystem ecology
  • Be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level
  • International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language. Please refer to the English language requirements at


Closing date: 17 June 2016.

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