Multidisciplinary Ph.D. Training in Advanced Technologies for High Yield Sustainable Agriculture
Under the auspices of AMPLIFY: Agrosphere Modeling For Producing Large Increases In Food Yield
North Carolina State University’s Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, and Sciences are recruiting outstanding students to pursue interdisciplinary Ph.D.s in Advanced Technologies for High Yield Sustainable Agriculture as USDA-funded National Needs Fellows. These assistantships are available for graduate students who intend to become university teachers and/or researchers. We strongly encourage applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in agricultural sciences including women and African-. Hispanic-, Native-, and Asian-Americans. We seek highly qualified and motivated students with demonstrated research experience and potential to excel in an interdisciplinary setting.
Fellows will pursue an interdisciplinary course of study under the auspices of AMPLIFY (Agrosphere Modeling For Producing Large Increases In Food Yield). Courses of study will focus on six targeted expertise shortage areas: 1) biotechnology, biochemistry, and microbiology; 2) natural resources including sustainable agriculture and biofuels; 3) soil sciences; 4) agricultural/biological engineering; 5) plant sciences and horticulture; and 6) water resources including water quality. Students will concentrate on one core discipline with cross training among these and others such as bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, electrical and computer engineering, geographic information sciences (GIS), remote sensing, integrated pest management, scientific modeling, regulatory sciences, and climate change.