CRC for High Performance Soils

Beyond adoption: finding more appropriate ways to evaluate the success of soil outreach

Working with current and future Soil CRC projects, this PhD research will expand our understanding of ‘success’ in the context of agricultural innovation and outreach.

The candidate will critique the assumption that agricultural innovation succeeds mostly through linear transfer of knowledge from researcher to practitioner. The research will provide an expanded range of frameworks for considering and evaluating the success of innovative activities in Australian agriculture.

Prospective PhD candidates will need to apply via a competitive process (see ‘how to apply’ below).

Eligibility:
Suitably qualified candidates with skills in both social research and agriculture are welcome to apply, especially those with interest in transdisciplinary research and systems thinking.

NB. This scholarship is open to Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents only.

Award Value:
The scholarship provides the following benefits:
* Stipend: This scholarship is valued at $30,000 per annum, payable in fortnightly instalments.
* Tuition Fees: Fee exemption for a period equivalent to 3.5 years (seven sessions) for PhD/Research Doctorate at full-time study.
* Operating Funds: Valued at $10,000 ($7,000 travel and $3,000 operating) to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with the candidate's research.

Duration:
The scholarship stipend and operating funds are tenable for 3 years FTE for Research Doctorate studies subject to satisfactory progress.
The scholarship tuition coverage is tenable for 3.5 years FTE for Research Doctorate studies subject to satisfactory progress.
NB. There is no opportunity to extend the scholarship.

Contact:
A/Prof Catherine Allan
Charles Sturt University
callan@csu.edu.au
02 6051 9781

Applying:
Applicants will need to apply for enrolment and also send an expression interest (including a full CV and a brief cover letter of no more than two pages) outlining your experience and research interests to callan@csu.edu.au.

Application Closing Date

The closing date for applications (including enrolment application, CV and expression of interest) is Friday 17 July 2020.