PhD research opportunities

Agriculture Victoria Research’s Higher Education Program works in partnership with academia and industry to train and develop the next generation of leading STEM researchers and scientists for the benefit of Victoria’s and Australia’s agricultural industries and regional communities.

About the fellowships

Delivering transformational science innovations for plant and animal industries, Agriculture Victoria Research hosts PhD students enrolled through our strategic Higher Education partners, undertaking scientific research at AgriBio and/or Agriculture Victoria’s SmartFarms.

Successful candidates will receive:

  • A $35,000 per annum (tax-free) scholarship for up to three and a half years.
  • Access to professional development programs.
  • International travel opportunities.
  • Access to state-of-the-art technologies.


Successful applicants must meet Australian University entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

For enquiries and to apply, please forward a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (please include evidence of research writing) and academic transcripts to:

Kendra Whiteman
Higher Education Manager, Agriculture Victoria
Ph: 9032 7065

Page last updated: 16 Jan 2024