Applications are welcome for a Joint Award Scholarship (up to 3 years) in the Joint Doctoral Training Partnership between the Universities of Adelaide and Nottingham. This innovative doctoral training programme aims to address key issues associated with agricultural sciences and with innovation in the food and beverage industries. Students are co-supervised by staff at both universities and undertake a minimum period of research of one year at each institution.

The Adelaide-Nottingham Doctoral Scholars are  primarily based on the Waite Campus in Adelaide or on the Sutton Bonington campus in Nottingham.  Both campuses are renowned for their world-leading research in agricultural, food and beverage sciences, and their outstanding facilities for research and teaching. PhD graduates obtain jointly awarded degrees from the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham. The studentship will cover PhD tuition fees, plus a stipend corresponding to the standard research council rates of both countries, for up to 3 years.

The following project is currently available:

  • Development and evaluation of alien introgression lines of wheat. At Nottingham, the focus will be on wide crossing and molecular cytogenetics. At Adelaide, the focus will be on molecular genetic analysis of the introgression lines and on the use of the materials in molecular breeding. This project is suitable for a student with an excellent background in genetics. Supervision by Diane Mather (UA), Julie King (UN), Ian Dundas (UA) and Ian King (UN)

Eligibility: All students should have, or expect to obtain, a first-class or good 2:1/2A honours degree and/or a high distinction, distinction or high merit at the Masters level in a biologically related subject area.

Apply: Send your cv and unofficial transcripts to Diane Mather (UA). Please provide a covering letter to indicate your interests and why you are applying to the “Joint Nottingham-Adelaide Programme”.

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