Top-Up Scholarship for Research in Plant Pathology Modelling and Prediction
The University of Western Australia

School of Plant Biology

Posted on: Tue Mar 2014


We offer an annual 'top-up' scholarship to a student holding either an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent award for full-time research in plant pathology modelling and prediction leading to the award of a PhD. The research will focus on modelling the spatial and/or temporal dynamics of plant disease epidemics. The project is related to a larger GRDC-funded project, but is relatively open in scope.

Payment type

Top Up Scholarship


$7000pa (applicants are also likely to be eligible for the standard UWA top-up of $3500pa and may also be eligible for a larger GRDC scholarship and operating funds)

Value unit

Per annum

Basis of award

Academic achievement and demonstrated interest


Prospective PhD candidates holding or applying for an APA or equivalent award with strong undergraduate academic training in a field related to Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or Biology are eligible to apply. The successful applicant will have skills in mathematics, statistics, and/or computer science. No background in plant pathology is required, but the successful applicant must be interested in this field.

Study area

Applied Mathematics, Computational and Mathematical Modelling, Plant Pathology, Ecological Modelling

Commencement date


Applications open


Applications close

When a suitable applicant is found

Tenable at

The University of Western Australia

More information

Michael Renton:,

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