Applications are invited for Fully funded PhD Scholarship at The University of Queensland Australia in Market Insights for Australian Native foods at The University of Queensland, Australia.
The University of Queensland led Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC) for Uniquely Australian Foods (IC180100045) aims to transform the native Food and Agribusiness Sector through development of selected crops, foods and ingredients using an Indigenous governance group to oversee the process of converting Traditional Knowledge into Branded Products.
Native foods represent a major opportunity for premium Australian products in both domestic and export markets, capitalising on consumer interest in the provenance and traditional heritage characteristics of foods. The outcomes of the Training Centre will include the testing of market opportunities, the development of appropriate social and business models, and the identification of future opportunities for Uniquely Australian Foods. Economic and quality of life benefits through job creation and benefit sharing arrangements will be secured for Indigenous communities through sustainable business models which will help to Close the Gap, and the development of supply chain partnerships to reduce the risks involved in taking products to market.
This PhD project –focussed on understanding market value for Uniquely Australian Foods – will form part of the Training Centre as a collaboration between The University of Queensland, ANFAB and key commercial partners.
There is an opportunity for a highly motivated PhD student to join the QAAFI team within the Training Centre aiming to develop the Australian native food industry. They will work directly with indigenous and non-indigenous enterprises and be involved in the various activities of the centre.
Eligibility for PhD Scholarship in Market Insights for Australian Native foods
To be eligible for scholarship, applicant must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.
Applicants will have a First Class Honours degree or equivalent. Basic expertise and experience is required in one or more of the following areas: Agribusiness, Agronomy, Food Science, Business, Biometry (or related field).
A keen interest in developing the native food industry is essential. Excellent communication skills and experience working with commercial enterprises and/or indigenous communities is highly desirable.
Strong academic performance demonstrated through publication output in peer reviewed international journals is highly desirable.
Application procedure for PhD Scholarship in Market Insights for Australian Native foods
There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.
Before submitting an application you should:
- check your eligibility
- prepare your documentation
- contact Dr Heather Smyth (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your suitability for this scholarship
When you apply, please ensure that under the Scholarships and collaborative study section you:
- Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
- Select ‘I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship’.
- Select the appropriate scholarship type, or select ‘other’ and type in ‘AUSSIE FOOD‘ in the ‘Name of scholarship’ field.