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2013 NCEA and GISERA PhD Positionsat University of Southern Queensland in Australia

University of Southern Queensland  and GISERA offers PhD Positionsto Learn Preservation of Agricultural Productivity and Policies for the Development and Protection of Strategic Cropping Land in Australia, 2013

Study Subject(s):This award is porvided to learn preservation of agricultural productivity and policies for the development and protection of strategic cropping land.
Course Level:This award is for pursuing PhD level.
Scholarship Provider: University of Southern Queensland and GISERA.
The award can be taken at:  Australia.

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Eligibility:
To be eligible applicants must:
-be enrolled or be eligible to enrol full-time in a Higher Degree by Research at the University of Southern Queensland
-not previously have held an Australian Government-funding postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the commencement of benefits
-not be in receipt of similar funding from the Australian Government
-commence the degree by the date set by the University or the program may be withdrawn and reallocated to another applicant
-be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Australia or New Zealand can apply for this application .

Description: USQ’s National Centre for Engineering and Agriculture (NCEA) in conjunction with the Gas Industry Social & Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) Land Research Program is offering two PhD Positionsto carry out research in the preservation of agricultural productivity and policies for the development and protection of strategic cropping land. Land is often categorised according to local-scale attributes. Considerations for widespread land use needs to consider preservation of productivity at a large scale. Detailed spatial planning, incorporating evaluation of risks and opportunities (e.g. impacts on greenhouse gases, energy production, agricultural production, regional economics, ecosystem services, environmental risks) across the landscape is required to ensure ongoing regional productivity. The aim of project one is to assist in the preservation of agricultural productivity during land use change. It will consider costs and benefits associated with change, and responding to change, at a range of scales – thereby making it possible to identify potential trade-offs between private and public interests. This, in turn, may help to identify the methods by which it is possible to most equitably and/or cost-effectively preserve agricultural productivity.

Number of Awards: Two The studentships are offered.

Tenure of Award:It is applicable for three years.

Value: total awards is a yearly stipend of $30000 per annum to the successful applicant.

Other Benefits: Scholarship benefits include a Research Training Scheme place to eligible candidates. The Office of Research and Higher Degrees will automatically allocate this on enrollment.

Selection criteria:Not known

Notification: Not known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by Post.

application Deadline: Do submit your applications till 18 January 2013.

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