Who’s who in the insect microbiome zoo

CSIRO Supplementary Postgraduate Scholarship - Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra

What zoo of microbes lives inside the bodies of insects, and what do they do? Many insects are inhabited by microbes that influence their ecology and evolution in diverse ways.  Using new molecular techniques we have an exciting tool to discover the microbiome that helps insects digest food, deter pathogens, overcome plant defences, and causes insects to transmit diseases to man, animals and crops.

  • 'Top-up' scholarship of $7,000pa stipend (living allowance) and $10,000pa operating (research funds).

  • Applications close 31 October 2018.
  • More information and how to apply can be found here.



About the CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship Program

CSIRO's Supplementary Postgraduate Scholarship Program provides opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates at Australian tertiary institutions.

Each year, the Program supports postgraduate scholarships for students to work on projects that align with CSIRO's priority research areas. Students are co-supervised by researchers in an Australian university and CSIRO allowing students to maintain and develop their university connections while being exposed to research in a working environment.

These projects are advertised via CSIRO’s careers portal. Before applying, it is highly recommended that prospective students contact the supervisors listed to discuss the project they are interested in.

CSIRO Supplementary PhD Scholarships are available to PhD students who have gained (or expect to gain), first class honours or equivalent in relevant research areas and are, or able to be, enrolled in a PhD program at an Australian university.

In addition to applying for the CSIRO Supplementary Scholarship, students will also need to be awarded a main source of funding such as:

See here for University of Canberra's available PhD scholarships and here for a full list of ANU's. Consideration for eligible full PhD scholarships typically occurs as part of the online enrolment process via ANU's portal or UC's portal.

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