Transformational adaptation of Primary Industries in remote northern Australia

Transformational adaptation of Primary Industries in remote northern Australia


In order to equip primary industries in remote northern Australia with sustainable, practical and effective options to adapt more effectively to climate change, an improved understanding and management of the risks and opportunities of taking or not taking transformative action is required.

A PhD top-up scholarship with CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship (CAF) is available related to Australian primary industries transforming to a changing climate. The PhD will need to be focused on remote northern Australia and linked to adaptation in agriculture.



1.       In the past CAF has awarded top-up scholarships, not full scholarships. Students should have an APA or university equivalent.

2.       CAF prefers students who will commence their studies in 2014. We find we can’t provide as much guidance if the student is well underway in their studies.

3.       Though five priority areas are nominated, it is not until after the assessment of the quality of the students/projects is known and a ranking of students determined that we know how many scholarships will ultimately be offered. So please bear in mind that even though a student applies for one of these topics, a scholarship is not guaranteed.



Students will submit their application electronically through Jobs Central portal, not directly to the CSIRO contact.

Follow the link to read more about this CSIRO flagship postgraduate scholarship and access the application form:



Deadline for submissions is 15th November, 2013.



Dr. Anne-Maree Dowd, Project Supervisor and Senior Social Scientist, Science Into Society Group, Earth Sciences and Resource Engineering Division, CSIRO.


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