Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I apply for a scholarship with the ACPFG?

ACPFG offers PhD, Honours and Summer Scholarships. Go to the students page for more information.

I am an international student, what postgraduate opportunities are there for me at ACPFG?

International students can get scholarships to work at ACPFG through their home universities or universities associated with ACPFG. Please visit the students page for more information.

What are abiotic stresses?

Abiotic stresses are environmental, as opposed to biological, challenges that plants face. For example, frost, drought and salinity are environmental problems, while insects and weeds are biological challenges.

Which crops does the ACPFG work on?

ACPFG work focuses on Australia’s most important cereal crops, wheat and barley. The aims of research are to improve the tolerance of what and barley to abiotic stresses. Some work is also done on model species, like rice, Arabidopsis, tobacco and Physcomitrella.

Who funds the ACPFG?

The ACPFG was established in December 2002 after being granted $27 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the South Australian Government. ACPFG also receives funding from the University of Adelaide, The University of Melbourne, The University of South Australia and the University of Queensland.

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