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Scholarships for doctoral research on high-throughput plant phenotyping

If you’re about to enroll in or conduct your Ph.D. research, you could be part of a new generation of rice scientists with a Global Rice Science Scholarship (GRiSS). See more at this link.

Global agriculture faces major challenges in supporting food security, including the need for higher yielding crop varieties adapted to future climate change. Plant phenomics offers a suite of new technologies for crop germplasm development, which enable breeders to better understand gene function and environmental responses to abiotic stresses. With the aim of accelerating progress in this area, we have created a unique training opportunity from an “omics” perspective to review some of the new high-throughput and high-resolution phenotyping tools and to discuss their application to plant stress physiology, functional genomics, and plant breeding. The GRiSS aims to attract and motivate bright young graduate students to take up research and development in International agricultural science applicable to rice breeding by bringing them in contact with eminent scientists and institutions.

The Ph.D. program involves research on the application of modern remote-sensing tools, such as near-infrared (NIR), hyperspectral, aerial, and thermal imaging and the development of algorithms application in rice breeding.

 About GRiSS: These scholarships offer young scientists the chance to become experts in a scientific discipline relevant to agriculture and to gain a broader understanding of global issues that affect rice science for development. The GRiSS is a great opportunity for scientists in the early stages of their careers who are working in national agricultural research and extension systems in developing countries. All of the scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis for candidates from developed and developing countries. A selection committee composed of the head of training or his or her counterpart from the research institution involved, the head of the research unit and program involved, and concerned scientists will evaluate candidates based on eligibility requirements.

How to apply: Click on this link.*eFLOFtSVxA8zXgprEmC.Wlfy2NCnVm8- For more information about the eligibility requirements, please go to this link or write to us at this email address:

Applications must be submitted on or before 30 November 2014. All candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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