ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Energy Biology Jan Anderson HDR Supplementary Scholarships

This financial support is currently not available.


The Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at The Australian National University is seeking applications from highly qualified and motivated candidates for PhD programs which enhance plant energy efficiency by simultaneously optimising energy capture, conversion and use in changing environments to improve the sustainable productivity of plants, through addressing one or more of the following centre programs:

  1. Tuning energy systems as better environmental sensors for rapid response and resilience

  2. Improving the efficiency and function of 'gatekeeper' cells that control whole-plant performance.

  3. Identifying epigenetic marks and gene variants to optimise energy use across variable environments.

Students who are unsuccessful in applying for the Jan Anderson HDR Supplementary Scholarship will be automatically considered for the ARC Centre of Excellence Plant Energy Biology Postgraduate Scholarship.

Field of study

Plant Energy Biology


The award is available each year to a prospective or continuing ANU student who:

  • is a domestic and/or international student;

  • is enrolling in a program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Australian National University in the Research School of Biology (RSB);

  • is undertaking research in plant energy biology; and

  • has been awarded, and has accepted an ANU HDR base stipend scholarship


Selection is based on academic merit and the candidate's research proposal and potential.


The successful candidate will be invited to apply for a PhD scholarship at The Australian National University (currently AUD$34,000 per annum tax free) and if successful in that application, will receive a top-up scholarship stipend of $7,000 per annum for up to 3 years in the first instance provided by the Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology.  This top-up scholarship is contingent on the successful candidate securing an ANU PhD scholarship.  International students are welcome to apply, but must bring a competitive based stipend Scholarship and be able to meet the costs of tuition fees and health insurance. For further information, see

How to apply

Applications are to be emailed to and must include:

  • Completed application form (available from the top of this page);
  • the applicant's academic record.

Further information

The scholarships may not be deferred and must be commenced in the year as indicated on the offered letter.