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Fully Funded Francis Henry Loxton Scholarships - University of Sydney, Australia

Fully Funded Francis Henry Loxton Scholarships 2021 – Australia

  • University of Sydney
  • 28,092 (2020 rate) per annum + $10,000
  • Australia
  • Agriculture
  • International Students
  • February 2021

Postgraduate research scholarships

Applications are invited for Fully Funded Francis Henry Loxton Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Details

Established in 1960 by a bequest from Francis Henry Loxton, Fully Funded Francis Henry Loxton Scholarships support higher degree research students undertaking research in agriculture. This includes research on:

  • Plant Breeding and Production
  • Carbon
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Food Quality and Safety
  • Livestock
  • Dairying
  • Field Robotics
  • Agricultural Data Analytics
  • Agricultural/Resource Economics and Development Agriculture

Benefits

  • The Fully Funded Francis Henry Loxton Scholarships will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance
  • The recipient may apply for an extension of the stipend allowance for up to 6 months
  • Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship, will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding the potential extension period
  • The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval
  • No other amount is payable
  • The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding

Eligibility

To be eligible for Fully Funded Francis Henry Loxton Scholarships:

  • Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission or be enrolled for full-time studies in a PhD within any faculty at the University of Sydney, so long as the research is within the discipline area of agriculture. This includes research in the areas of plant breeding and production, carbon, water, soil, food quality and safety, livestock, dairying, field robotics, agricultural data analytics, agricultural/resource economics and development agriculture
  • Applicants must be male
  • Applicants must have submitted an application for the RTP scholarship

Selection Criteria

  • The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:
    • academic merit
    • area of study and research proposal
    • a personal statement which demonstrates their interest in an area within the discipline of agriculture
  • The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship by a selection committee which must include the Dean of Science (or nominee) and the Director of the Sydney Institute of Agriculture (or nominee)

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