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Read about the various scholarship programs and awards available to members of the Australian dairy industry.

Scholarships and awards

The dairy industry offers several scholarships and awards to attract highly motivated persons into the industry and which offer current members of the industry opportunities for development.

2019 Dairy Science Travel Grants

The key objective of the Dairy Australia Dairy Science Travel Grant is to grow capability across the Australian dairy industry by helping dairy researchers and service providers who are early in their career, and PhD students, to build networks and knowledge in their chosen field by attending one of the world’s largest dairy science research conferences – 2019 American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting.

The 2019 American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting will be one of the world’s largest dairy conferences drawing on the latest research from leading scientists from the United States and internationally.. Past conferences have attracted more than 3000 participants, showcasing over 40 concurrent sessions and more than 500 abstracts.

Travel Grant

Dairy Australia will provide a travel grant of $6000 to the successful applicants. The travel grant is to be used to cover airfares, accommodation, meals, conference registration and miscellaneous travel expenses.

Applications for the 2019 grants have now closed. Applications will now be assessed and applicants will be contacted in due course.

Key selection criteria

For early career research or service providers:

  • Evidence of a science-based qualification.
  • Evidence of passion for the dairy industry.
  • A plan of how you will share learnings and information from the trip.
  • Evidence of work in the dairy sector within animal nutrition, animal health, animal welfare or genetics areas.
  • Less than ten years work experience in a research or service provider role.

For students currently enrolled in a PhD

  • Currently studying animal nutrition, animal health, animal welfare or genetics.
  • Evidence of passion for the dairy industry.
  • A plan of how you will share learnings and information from the trip.

More information

2019 Dairy Science Travel Grant FAQs (PDF, 41KB)

2019 Dairy Science Travel Grant flyers (PDF, 203KB)

For more information please contact Dairy Australia on T: 03 9694 3777 or email enquiries@dairyaustralia.com.au


Nuffield Scholarship

Nuffield awards primary producers annual scholarships to support overseas travel and study. Dairy Australia provides for one dairy industry scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits

  • The opportunity to research a topic that the scholar believes will add value to the Australian agricultural industry.
  • Become a member of Nuffield Australia to promote agriculture and agriculturally related issues.
  • Become a member of a worldwide network of more than 1,500 Nuffield Farming Scholars, who have enjoyed the unique Nuffield experience.

Rewards of Nuffield

Nuffield Scholars both in Australia and around the world have achieved distinction in many fields. Positive proof of both the calibre of the scholars selected, and the effect and value of the scholarships are such that a high percentage of scholars have gone on to an extraordinary range of senior positions.

Scholars have become Federal and State Politicians, Chairmen and members of national and regional commodity boards. Many have made a significant impact at a regional and local level, both in community affairs and in farm management. Others have developed careers as advisers and managers both in Australia and overseas.

In every case, Nuffield Scholars attribute a proportion of the responsibility for their later career success to the scholarship and continuing friendships and associations that follow.

The learning process continues for life, being reinforced by annual state tours, the National Conference and an International Conference every third year.

Application Process

To be awarded a 2019 scholarship, an application and interview process is held in 2018. Applications are required April-June 2018, interviews are held July and August 2018, scholarships are awarded in September 2018 and travel commences in 2019.  

Applications close June 15th, 2018.

Visit the Nuffield Scholarship page or view the brochure for more information. 

Churchill Fellowships

Churchill Fellowships are open to anyone who would like to explore successful practices in other countries, after examining available options in Australia.

Applications open 1 February for travel between February 2019 and January 2020.

To find out more visit www.churchillfellowships.com.au

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