University of New England Scholarship in Australia 2019/2020

High achieving Australian and International participants are invited to apply for a PhD degree program at the University of New England in the year 2019-2020.

The Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit are presenting the International Scholarship opportunity for students who want to study at the University of New England in Australia.

University:

The University of New England has a global reputation for its teaching quality. It offers more than $5 million in scholarships, prizes, and bursaries and also provides more than $18 million for staff and students who are involved in the research.

The University of New England was the first Australian university which was found outside a state capital city. It was established in 1938 and known as a public university in Australia.

Degree level: Phd degree program.

Field of Study:

Pursuing a PhD degree program in the following areas;

  • Next-generation genomic evaluation.
  • Breeding for resilience and welfare traits.
  • Design of breeding programs for Australian native fish.
  • Evaluation of selection strategies in canola.
  • Breeding program design and definition of breeding objectives.
  • Implementing genomic selection in pig breeding programs.
  • Genomic prediction of disease traits such as footrot in sheep.
  • Analyses of industry selection lines in Merino sheep.

Values: 

For Australian candidates, the bursary will provide a tax-stipend of AU$27,569 per annum. For international students, it will provide a tax-free stipend of $27,596 per annum and will also cover the cost of tuition fees and single standard overseas health insurance for 3 years.

Nationalities:

Australian and overseas participants are eligible.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria are as follows;

  • An applicant must be interested in the above topics and be passionate about it.
  • They must have the ability to work in a team environment are essential.

Application Process:

The following application guidance is intended for candidates who wish to apply for the scholarships:

  • For being worthy to this opportunity, the candidates have to take admission in a PhD degree program at the university. After that, they can submit their fund application formonline by mail or by Fax-Mail– Research Services Directorate TC Lamble Administration Building University of New England Armidale NSW   2351, Australia.
  • The students address selection criteria in a cover letter and prepare a project proposal (maximum of 450 words) for their topic area(s) of interest.
  • An ideal participant should have a master’s degree in the field of quantitative genetics and statistical modeling, sound computing skills, experience in the use of computer packages for statistical analysis and an interest in agriculture.
  • The students should have sufficient oral and written English language proficiency.

Deadline: 18 December, 2019

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