Massey University Offers PhD Positions in Plant Pathology in Canada, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

International applicants who have a degree or expect to hold a high-grade Honours or Masters-level degree (or equivalent) in relevant life sciences are eligible to apply.

Massey University is pleased to offer the PhD Positions at School of Fundamental Sciences for students from a background in plant biology or in fungal biology with interest in plant biology.

Host College/University:

Founded in 1927, Massey University is a world-leading university in New Zealand offers a range of degree at bachelor, master and doctoral level. It delivers research-led teaching and research training across the country and the world. It provides a high level of support to all international students.

This project aims to discover how plant resistance strategies affect disease development of three fungi, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Ciborinia camelliae and Botrytis cinerea.

Degree level:

Masters and PhD degree programs.

Field of Study:

The program will be awarded for PhD study in Plant Pathology subject offered by Massey,

Scholarship Award: 

The scholarship has a value of $25,000 NZD tax-free p/a plus PhD registration fees (Currently approx. $7,800 NZD for international and domestic students) for up to 3 years.

Nationalities:

Aspirants from all nationalities are welcome.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria are as follows;

  • Have a background 1) in plant biology with a genuine interest in disease resistance or 2) in fungal biology with interest in plant biology
  • Relevant experience in bioinformatics and molecular biology is an advantage
  • Applicants should hold, or expect to hold, a high-grade Honours or Masters-level degree (or equivalent) in relevant life sciences

Applying procedure Instructions:

The following application guidance is intended for candidates who wish to apply for the scholarships:  

  • Questions and applications should be e-mailed to dijkwel@massey.ac.nz.
  • Applications should include a full CV, a cover letter outlining your interests in relation to this research, and the names and contact details of two academic referees.
  • Applicants must have, or expect to hold, a high-grade Honours or Masters-level degree (or equivalent) in relevant life sciences.
  • International applicants must meet the Massey University English language requirement for postgraduate studies.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Online Application: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

November 11, 2019

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