UC Connect Doctoral scholarships are co-funded by the University of Canterbury and external agencies to support students for study towards a research PhD degree.

Application of molecular techniques to find out the efficient diversity of organisms regulating carbon and nitrogen dynamics, leaching and gaseous nitrogen losses in grazed grassland.

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 Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Doctoral candidate with a high level of academic achievement at the UG and PG level.
  • Candidate will be required to have a B.Sc. (Hons) or equivalent to enroll as a PhD candidate at the University of Canterbury.
  • Candidate will need a background in Plant Physiology, Soil Science.
  • Some education in Biochemistry, Genomics, Bio-informatics, Molecular Biology would be an advantage.
  • Doctoral candidate will be required to carry out both fieldwork and lab based investigations in the course of their research.

The candidate will also get the chance to present their work at an international conference in the second half of their project. Skype interviews will be conducted with short-listed potential candidates in July

Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Canterbury
Fellowship Level PhD (UC Connect PhD Scholarship)
Country New Zealand
Subject areas

Science and Engineering

Fellowship amount NZD 21,000 p.a.+ tuition fees
Eligibility Open for international students
Deadline Rolling


Prof. Matthew Turnbull

School of Biological Sciences

University of Canterbury

New Zealand

Tel +64 3 364 2987 (Ext 7040)

Fax +64 3 364 2590

Email: matthew.turnbull@canterbury.ac.nz


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