Science and Agribusiness Connect Scholarships

The Science and Agribusiness Connect Scholarships established in 2017 with the aim to build the capability of the agriculture science sector in Western Australia (WA); to improve agriculture practices in WA; and to develop WA's research excellence in agriculture science.  The scholarships are available to award to a student who is intending to enrol in an Honours course within the College of Science Health Engineering and Education with a research project focusing on the agricultural sector and fieldwork undertaken in a rural location.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis, both in terms of your academic achievement and also on the basis of your application.

Number:

One scholarship is available

Value:

$10,000; consisting of $5,000 project operating funds and $5,000 stipend

Closes:

Monday 29th July, 2019  4:00pm (Australian WST)

Payment:

Subject to the ongoing acceptance and compliance with the terms and conditions of the scholarship, payment will be made in the following installments:

  • $2,500 in week 7 or 8 of Semester 2;
  • $2,500 upon the successful submission, and grading of your Honours thesis.
Eligibility:

To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Intend to enrol full-time in one the Bachelor of Science (Hons.) courses in the College of Science Health Engineering and Education.
  • Undertake a research project with a regional focus in the areas of agriculture, agribusiness or animal science with fieldwork undertaken in a rural location.
  • Have an agribusiness partner.
  • Have a record of high achievement in previous studies or professional work; and
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
More info:

How to apply

1 Download and complete the application form
2 Email the following documents to scholarships@murdoch.edu.au

• Completed application form
• A summary (no more than two A4 pages) of your intended Honours project including
  details of the location of rural fieldwork and name of the agribusiness partner
• The written confirmation from your proposed Honours Supervisor confirming supervision of
   your project
• A personal statement of no more than two A4 pages
• A written reference from a person qualified to comment on either your academic studies or
  current or past employment

What happens next?

All applications are ranked against each other in a careful assessment of the combination of each of these criteria:

  • Your overall eligibility.
  • The summary of your intended project.
  • Your personal statement that describes how the scholarship will assist you in the achievement of your personal goals, academic success and planned career pathway.
  • Appropriate references by persons qualified to comment on your academic studies, OR current or past employer(s).

Applicants will be contacted by the Scholarships Office via the email address registered in MyInfo.