Scholarships in Nutrition at the University of Queensland 2020

The University of Queensland led Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC) for Uniquely Australian Foods (IC180100045) aims to transform the native Food and Agribusiness Sector through development of selected crops, foods and ingredients using an Indigenous governance group to oversee the process of converting Traditional Knowledge into Branded Products.

Enrolment status: New students
Student type: Domestic students, International students
Level of study: Higher Degree by Research
Study area: All study areas
HDR funding type: Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value: $33,413 per annum tax-free (2019 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration: Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances

This PhD project –focussed on wattle seeds as nutritional foods – will form part of the Training Centre as a collaboration between The University of Queensland and Karen Sheldon Catering.

There is an opportunity for a highly motivated PhD student to join the QAAFI team within the Training Centre aiming to develop the Australian native food industry. They will work directly with indigenous and non-indigenous enterprises and be involved in the various activities of the centre. The position will interact with the project collaborators in Australia and may visit collaborating scientists in Canada and Germany.

The PhD student will gain hands-on experience working with indigenous communities and developing commercial food products and will develop strong skills in food chemistry, sensory science, human digestion, microbiology, and statistical evaluation. The project seeks to develop a strong and capable future leader for indigenous foods.

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