The University of Tasmania is proud to be coordinating the National PhD Leadership Program in Horticulture, supported by Hort Frontiers.
The objective of this program is to drive research innovation and develop future leaders of the Australian horticultural industry via a national PhD scholarship scheme. Six national scholarships will be awarded annually in 2017, 2018 and 2019 for PhD projects that meet the program criteria.
We are now seeking project proposals from potential supervisors from Australian Universities or other appropriate R&D organisations. Projects must be cross sectoral and transformational in nature (see below for the working definition of transformational) in addition to being industry embedded (actively engaged and working with industry) and collaborative.
Applications from potential candidates will be sorted in the beginning of 2018. Candidates will need to be Australian citizens or permanent residents, have a commitment to industry engagement and collaboration, demonstrated communication and technical skills, and clear leadership potential. We encourage supervisors to highlight to candidates the generous stipend conditions and leadership development opportunities. An Advisory Committee will assist UTAS in identifying potential projects and candidates that align with the selection criteria. The Advisory Committee will comprise representatives from UTAS, Hort Innovation, the University of Queensland and Murdoch University.