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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.

2017 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 – 2017 American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting.

The 2017 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. The theme of this year’s meeting is Integrating Dairy Science Globally. 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.

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

2017 Dairy Science Travel Grant Flyer (PDF, 783KB)

2017 Dairy Science Travel Grant FAQs (PDF, 40KB)

To apply:

Click here to complete the 2017 Dairy Science Travel Grants online application form.

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

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