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Higher Degree by Research Education Program
Competent, Confident, Collaborative, Visionary
Food Agility's Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Program is training the next generation of agrifood scientists, technologists, and industry innovators. It includes Doctorate and Masters by Research students, with full and top-up scholarships available for both domestic and international students.

Why participate in the Food Agility HDR program?

  • Explore your research passions in a supportive, motivated team
  • Connect with a wide network of industry and end-user partners
  • Be mentored by recognised academics and industry leaders
  • Receive financial support for your work
  • Participate in a vibrant student network and a program of HDR events
  • Enjoy professional development opportunities
  • Connect with other Food Agility projects
  • Promote your research to a national and international audience

The Food Agility’s Higher Degree by Research Program offers students a rich range of mentoring and personal development activities, industry experience and financial support. It also incorporates tailored training and professional development opportunities, including in entrepreneurship and communication, to equip students for a rapidly changing agrifood sector.

All HDR scholarship recipients must enrol at a Food Agility university partner. The Food Agility HDR Program includes complementary and strategic scholarships.

Complementary scholarship
Students will work on their research as part of a larger team working on an industry-defined Food Agility project. Applications are welcome for complementary scholarships as part of existing Food Agility projects and positions may be advertised as part of the roll-out of new projects.

Strategic scholarship
Students will work on a topic of strategic significance to Food Agility, for example, related to one of the research programs (digital agrifood technologies, agrifood informatics and sustainable food systems), industry-level behaviours/trends or new innovation methods.

We're making some improvements to the HDR
Program and will reopen applications soon.

Be On THe Cutting Edge

“Many of our students will be destined for jobs that don’t exist when they start their research, so it’s important we help them develop the skills and attributes for the jobs of the future: curiosity, entrepreneurship, communication and a deep scientific rigour.”Dave LambFood Agility Chief Scientist

Contact Us

For more information about the Food Agility HDR Program, email or contact one of our Research Program Leaders