Prospective PhD students

Australians & New Zealanders can apply for a number of PhD scholarships; please contact us for further details. You will need to have a First Class honours degree, or equivalent, to be competitive for these scholarships.

International students can apply for a range of University scholarships, but should contact us to discuss this with Prof. Timothy Cavagnaro in advance of applying for a scholarship. Please note, students with a Masters degree and a publication in an international journal are more likely to be successful in scholarship application rounds.
There are also a number of scholarships available from the Australian government (e.g. Australia Awards Scholarships).

Prospective honours students

We generally take on 1-2 honours students each year. Please contact us for further details

Prospective Post-doctoral students

In addition to applying for advertised postdoctoral positions in our laboratory (when available), there are a number of opportunities for high-quality PhD graduates to apply for competitive fellowships to join the Soil Ecology Research Group.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) operates several postdoctoral fellowship schemes (e.g. DECRA).
In addition, depending on where you are from, there are several international postdoctoral fellowships that can be hosted by the soil ecology lab. Examples include:
  • Canada: National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Europe: Marie Curie Fellowship
  • Netherlands: Dutch Research Council (NWO)
  • Norway: The Research Council of Norway
  • Sweden: Swedish Research Council
  • Switzerland: Swiss National Science Foundation
  • US: National Science Foundation