Become a future rural leader with the 2022 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship


University students have less than four days left to apply for the 2022 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship, with applications closing on Friday, 14 January 2022.


In partnership with a range of industry sponsors, the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is an initiative to support the next generation of leaders that will drive the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and communities.


The sponsors of the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship Program include Australian Eggs, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA), Dairy Australia, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), Hort Innovation, FMC Australasia, Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), and the AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses, Rice and Emerging Industries Programs.


The scholarship provides students with a $10,000 bursary over the final two years of their undergraduate degree, and opportunities to build leadership skills and collaborate across rural industries.


Scholars also attend an annual four-day professional development workshop and complete two weeks of industry work placement. Throughout their time in the program, they are exposed to a range of industry networks, including opportunities to attend industry events, gaining vital skills and insights across traditional and emerging areas of Australian agriculture.


AgriFutures Australia Managing Director, John Harvey, says that in order to build prosperous and sustainable rural industries, it is important to attract and retain a skilled and passionate workforce, including ‘up and coming’ leaders.


“Building the capacity, knowledge and skills of Australia’s future workforce is vital to the growth of Australian agriculture and a priority right across our rural industries. This scholarship provides students with a platform for networking, forward thinking and idea creation needed to forge a career in the industry,” said Mr Harvey.


In recent years, the Horizon Scholarship offering has been broadened to include STEM degrees, recognising the importance of collaboration across a variety of disciplines to support the growth of rural industries.


“The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship attracts students who are diverse, passionate and progressive, with the capability to be future leaders of the Australian agricultural workforce. Providing these students with the opportunity to come together in the same room creates a platform for collaboration which is invaluable for the scholars and rural industries alike. I thank all of the industry sponsors who make this possible and share our commitment to building the capacity of future leaders,” said Mr Harvey.


To be eligible for the 2022 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship students must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be studying an undergraduate degree at an Australian university
  • Be entering the final two years of their degree in 2022


Eligible degrees include traditional agriculture degrees such as rural science, animal science and agribusiness, along with Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) degrees with major studies and subject selections relevant to, and aligned with, agriculture. Students who are passionate about the future of Australian agriculture are encouraged to apply.


Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of their commitment to a career in agriculture, as well as their leadership potential and tertiary academic record to date.


Applications close Friday, 14 January 2022 at midnight AEDT. Shortlisted applicants will be required to participate in a telephone interview in February 2022, and scholarship recipients will be announced in April 2022.


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RSPCA Australia’s Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship 2021

RSPCA Australia’s Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship 2021


The Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship celebrates Sybil Emslie’s life-long commitment to the care and protection of animals by encouraging legal scholarship and practice dedicated to advancing animal welfare.


The $1,000 annual scholarship will be awarded to a law student or lawyer who has a strong academic record and a commitment to the practice of animal law through active and substantial engagement with animal law and animal protection organisations and initiatives. The Scholarship is administered by RSPCA Australia with funds contributed by Sybil Emslie’s family and other donors.


Eligibility criteria
Applicants must:
1. be either enrolled in an undergraduate law degree, or enrolled or aspiring to enroll in a higher research degree within an Australian law school, or be a practicing lawyer within an Australian jurisdiction;
2. Demonstrate their commitment to the practice of animal law through active and substantial engagement with animal law and animal protection organisations and initiatives;
3. Demonstrate how their research or practicing activity will benefit the development and application of animal law and animal protection more broadly.


Scholarship benefits
The recipient will recieve an award of $1,000 and a certificate to recognise the award from RSPCA Australia and the Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship Fund.


Applications close 5pm Friday, 6 August 2021


If you require further information regarding your application please contact RSPCA Australia at or phone 02 6282 8300.

If you would like to contribute to this fund, you may go to the RSPCA website and make a donation referencing the ‘Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship’ in the comments section.


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University of Canberra, The Health Research Institute – PhD Scholarship

The Health Research Institute (Faculty of Health) Scholarship Scheme aims to attract the brightest people who will be health leaders of the future. Students will use research to answer ‘real world’ questions and issues that have impact on practice and policy.


Scholarship Opportunity

The University of Canberra has undergone significant transformation over the past 10 years and has continued to rise rapidly in the international rankings. The University is ranked number 18 in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings and puts the University of Canberra among the world’s top 20 young universities. The Health Research Institute was awarded the highest of national research ratings “well above world standard’ in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA2018) for Public Health and Health Services Research.

The successful candidate will be enrolled into our flagship PhD Plus programme and be integrated into high performing academic teams in a world class research environment.

PhD candidates will be awarded a scholarship stipend of $28,000 per annum (and indexed), comprising a tax-free living allowance for 3 years. Please note that international fees are NOT included.

As an embedded component of their research degree, each student will have the opportunity to spend part of their candidature with a community, local government or industry partner applying knowledge and developing ‘real-world’ skills.


Research areas

  • Technical methods for the use of large, linked data sets in health system performance analysis.
  • Investigating consumer interest in health system performance information and designing modes of delivery
  • Drivers of health system spending
  • Variations in health system practices and performance across locations and services
  • Short- and long-term health system impacts of COVID-19
  • Early childhood development and play
  • Consumer co-designed preventive health and self-care management programmes
  • The Expert Patient – an approach to improved health in Australia


To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • meet the University of Canberra’s admission requirements;
  • meet residency requirements;
  • not be currently enrolled in a PhD program at another university at the time of application;
  • apply as a full-time candidate;
  • have obtained the equivalent of a Master’s degree by research or 1st Class honours degree.
  • Be available to start in August 2021 (Semester 2)

Successful candidates must be located on the UC campus in Bruce.


Application Process for the PhD Scholarship

  1. Prospective applicants should submit an expression of interest (EOI) to the Director of the HRI via email and provide information on their research experience and qualifications. Please indicate which area(s) of research you are interested in.
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
  3. Applications will be assessed by the HRI Research Committee and ranked and interviewed.


Further Information 

Please send your EOI, Curriculum Vitae, a copy of your academic record and a 1-2 page outline of: your research skills, any publications and your experience to Prof Rachel Davey at


Closing date: Wednesday 30th June 2021. 11.59pm.


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University of Cambridge – Junior Clinical Training Scholarship in Equine x 2 (Fixed Term)

Junior Clinical Training Scholarship in Equine x 2 (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Scholarship award: £15,400.00 per annum. Scholarship available for 12 months


Department/Location: Department of Veterinary Medicine, West Cambridge
Reference: PP25034
Category: Studentships
Published: 4 December 2020
Closing Date: 5 January 2021


Applications are invited from recently qualified veterinarians for this twelve month post-graduate training programme offering high-quality, post-graduate training in equine studies. The emphasis will be on gaining practical clinical experience in equine medicine and surgery under the supervision of board-certified diplomates, and will allow the intern to identify specific fields in which to specialise, either in preparation for Senior Clinical Scholarship training programmes, or specialist private practice. This training programme fosters individualised teaching in an upbeat and supportive environment with abundant opportunities to develop specialist clinical skills.


Applicants must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership.


A JCTS had the following to say about the internship: “It is an internship where you have a lot of opportunities of getting hands on. You take an active part during surgery, lameness work up and medicine cases such as gastric ulcers, medical colics, gastric ulcers or ophthalmology among others, having the chance of doing things that you normally couldn’t do. You are involved in the teaching, getting a lot of experience in an academic environment surrounded by a great team of veterinarians and highly qualified nurses”


We would welcome anyone wishing to apply for this scholarship to arrange a visit to the hospital to meet the team and find out more. For informal enquiries about the scholarship programme, please contact Anna Hollis on An application form (JCTS1) and information pack can be downloaded from the link below or via the following website: Please send a completed application form, curriculum vitae, and covering letter all three documents as one by email to


Interview date: 22 January 2021


Please quote reference PP25034 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships – Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL)

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CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships – Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL)

Date: 13-Aug-2019

Location: Various, AU

Company: CSIRO

  • Are you passionate about a career in research?
  • Want to access CSIRO’s world-class facilities and staff?
  • Apply for a CSIRO PhD Scholarship now! 
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CSIRO’s Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship Program provides enhanced opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates enrolling each year at Australian tertiary institutions as postgraduates for research leading to the award of a PhD. CSIRO PhD Top-Up scholarships are now being offered in over 50 CSIRO research areas, for funding commencing in 2020.

PhD Top-Up Scholarships are available to postgraduate students who have gained (or expect to gain), first class honours or equivalent in relevant research areas.  Students must also expect to receive a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship, or an equivalent primary scholarship, commencing in late 2019 or early 2020. Joint supervision of students by a university and a CSIRO supervisor is required and such joint supervisory arrangements must be consistent with the Higher Degree by Research Regulations of the host university. The students’ research will be co-supervised by CSIRO and university scientists.  

The CSIRO Top-Up Scholarships are supplementary awards, which add to the student’s support from a principal scholarship awarded by another body, e.g. Australian University RTP scholarship. In all respects recipients of awards will be regarded as students of the University at which they are registered, and all rules relating to degree candidature and the primary award will apply. In particular, recipients will undertake research at CSIRO as a student of the University concerned, and are not employees of CSIRO.

Recipients of CSIRO Supplementary Postgraduate Awards are required to be Australian citizens or permanent residents. However, in fields in which there is a national skill shortage, awards may go to overseas candidates, provided that the international candidate is prepared to seek permanent residency as soon as possible within Australian Government policy guidelines. 

The Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) helps protect Australia’s multi-billion dollar livestock and aquaculture industries, and the general public, from emerging infectious disease threats. It is a high-containment facility designed to allow scientific research into the most dangerous infectious agents in the world.  For more information please see our website at Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL).

Research areas:  for details of research areas please see document CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships – AAHL (will link to Excel document)

Location:  Various locations across Australia
Scholarship:  Top-Up scholarship of AU$7,000 per annum, plus a generous operating budget of AU$10,000 per annum
Reference:  62926


To be eligible to apply you must have (or expect to gain):

  • first class honours or equivalent in a relevant research area;
  • admission to an Australian University as a PhD student;
  • a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or university equivalent; and
  • an university supervisor who is willing and able to supervise you.

If you have already commenced your PhD studies, you must be less than 12 months into your PhD at 1 January 2020.

International applicants must have the appropriate immigration approvals to allow them to take up the scholarship.

Applications will be assessed on:

  1. Quality and relevance of student project: The primary assessment criterion for a CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship is the quality and relevance of the project being proposed. The research must be aligned with, the advertised priority research area.
  2. Academic calibre of the student: The quality of the student is also critical to the assessment of a scholarship and candidates must hold (or expect to gain) a relevant first class honours (or equivalent) degree from a recognised University.
  3. Availability of appropriate university supervision: The relevance of the University supervisor’s research background and their willingness to supervise the student in collaboration with the CSIRO supervisor should also be made clear. 

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How to apply:

You will be required to:

  1. submit a Resume/CV and Cover Letter (as one document) in the ‘Resume/CV field which includes:
    • the reasons why the research project/s you have selected are of interest to you and how your skills/knowledge meet the project requirements;
    • the names and contact details of two academic referees; and
    • an outline of your longer-term career aspirations and how this program will help you achieve them.
  2. upload your academic results in the ‘Cover Letter’ field;
  3. in the ‘Education’ section, select your university from the Educational Institute list;
  4. in the ‘Job-Specific Information’ section, select your preferred research project/s in order of preference. You are not required to provide your Grade Point Average (GPA), please select ‘Not Applicable’.

If you experience difficulties applying online call 1300 984 220 and someone will be able to assist you. Outside business hours please email:

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish. D&I Strategy


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.

Applications close: Thursday 31 October 2019 (10.55pm AEDT)

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