Doctorate at BOKU

The Friedrich Haberlandt Scholarship was established by Donau Soja for financing a doctorate at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), in cooperation with the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GSCAAS) and with financial support of the German states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, Agroscope (Switzerland) and Saatgut Austria. The successful candidate will conduct research within a three to four-year project based at BOKU and GSCAAS. Candidates must meet the academic requirements for admission to the doctoral programme at BOKU. Candidates have to have a strong background in relevant agricultural sciences (especially crop science, plant genetics and statistics). The scholarship offers a very enriching integrated academic, agricultural development, commercial, and public policy environment and therefore a candidate with a flexible and enterprising outlook is sought. A working knowledge of German is a distinct advantage. The doctorate student is expected to study Chinese (Mandarin) if this language skill is missing. Admission criteria for doctoral/PhD programmes at BOKU:  Scheduled starting date: January/February 2018 Project duration: 3-4 years Working location: China, Austria & Germany Salary: EUR 2,071 per month according to FWF scheme (FWF Personalkostensatz 2017) plus travel costs. Payments for the stay in China will be adjusted when Chinese scholarships/grants in China are available. Application deadline: 311017 Information Contact: Donau Soja, Leopold Rittler, rittler(at)