Invasive Animals CRC > Invasive Animals PhD scholarship applications

Invasive Animals PhD scholarship applications

Linking quality research with excellent students


Imagine working on your doctorate in the stimulating and supportive intellectual environment of a leading Australian university with four years’ funding support, compared to the usual three years.

Your PhD research will work with cutting-edge technology and achieve practical solutions to a real $1 billion research problem.  Invasive animals damage the Australian environment and reduce agricultural productivity.

Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) PhD scholarships are the only Australian PhD scholarship that offer a total of four years funding as well as additional specialised training that provides successful PhDs with a marketing advantage over others in the marketplace.

PhD opportunities within the IA CRC

  • innovative research projects supervised by leading researchers
  • five PhDs are currently being offered in the fields of virology, molecular ecology, statistical modelling and spatial modelling
  • 2013 level AUD$31,653 tax-free annually, inclusive of $7,000 top-up and indexed annually
  • four-year scholarship, enabling PhDs to conduct longer-term studies and to undertake customised additional skills training
  • targeted additional training (Balanced Researcher Program) which will give you the edge in your future career.

In the IA CRC, postgraduate students are embedded with research projects that contribute both to the IA CRC’s operational targets and real world invasive animal problems. The IA CRC links research with end‑users resulting in student research having a greater impact on the agricultural and environmental management sector.  Projects will be supported financially and logistically by IA CRC research programs.

With industry support, IA CRC mentoring and more skills training than their PhD peers, we expect our postgraduates to be highly competitive in the job market and to become the research leaders of the future.

These projects offer a choice of locations across Australia.  International students are encouraged to apply, however acceptance may depend on the policies regarding international students at the enrolling universities.

Details of the IA CRC research projects, PhD scholarships and Balanced Researcher Program are available at

We are not seeking applicants for PhD positions at this time

Further enquiries to Dr Tony Buckmaster


List of available projects

 Social Media

facebook   Facebook