PhD scholarship: Biology and ecology of citrus blossom bug in avocado crops


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Top-up Scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually, with a top-up of approximately $9,400 per annum
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances
Opening date 10 February 2020
Closing date 24 February 2020


The project will conduct laboratory and field studies to investigate the biology and ecology of the citrus blossom bug in avocado crops in Queensland.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘CITRUS BLOSSOM BUGin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

See an example of what you have to do

Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ

Selection criteria

The successful applicant will have an honours degree in Biological Sciences, specialising in ecology, zoology and/ or entomology. Demonstrated experience of the successful completion of field based projects will be an advantage. A valid Queensland driving license is essential.

Applications are closed.


Associate Professor Mike Furlong
+61 7 3365 4822
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.