Feeding and ecology of grapevine scales

Scale insects


The phenology and ecology of grapevine scales in the region around the ACT are being studied to understand the reason these insects are a problem to the wine industry.

A potential PhD student interested in this area should apply for a scholarship through the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA).  the number of scholarships for the coming year are at the discretion of AGWA. Domestic or International students are eligible, although AGWA does not pay international fees.  Student must be admitted into the PhD in EEG at ANU.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of 1) academic excellence, 2) the quality of an applicant’s Curriculum vitae, 3) the area of study of the proposed PhD program, and 4) the likelihood of the student’s ongoing involvement in the wine industry.  Scholarships are $30,000 per annum with $10,00 per annum operating funds (for APRA scholarship holders, the scholarship will be a top up to $30,000 per annum).  Although areas of interest are defined in the form, this work will be the relation between scale insects (Parthenolcanium sp.) and grape vine varieties in southeastern Australia.  Research will be conducted in association with Dr Kevin Powell of DEPI Victoria located in Rutherglen, Victoria.

Applications must be submitted directly to AGWA through CIMS including one certified copy of your current Academic Transcript, one copy of your current Curriculum vitae and one signed copy of the proposed supervisors confirmation of support.  To access CIMS, you need to email applications@agwa.net.au to obtain a log in and password.  For further information, download the instructions to applicants at http://research.agwa.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/AGWA-Guidelines-f... For further questions, contact applications@agwa.net.au.

Applications close Friday, 7 November 2014 and scholarships will begin 1 January 2015.

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