PhD research fellowships

Applications are now open

As part of a strategic research partnership between Agriculture Victoria and the University of Melbourne, more than 20 PhD research fellowships are now open for application in the following industries:

About the fellowships

Delivering transformational science innovations for plant and animal industries, the new Centre for Agricultural Innovation, will host PhD students enrolled through the University of Melbourne, undertaking scientific research at 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: +61 03 9032 7065

Page last updated: 08 Aug 2023