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Cultivating research leaders through Farrer scholarships

Grain Central, March 19, 2020

THE next generation of agricultural researchers is being invited to apply for Farrer Memorial Travelling Scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded to PhD candidates enrolled in cropping research and aim to expose recipients to the best international agricultural science.

Scott Hansen

NSW Department of Primary Industries director general Scott Hansen said scholarship recipients would be asked to present a paper at an international conference and be given the opportunity to visit cutting edge agricultural research facilities.

“The scholarships represent a unique opportunity for our scientists of the future to build their knowledge and rub shoulders with the world’s best agricultural scientists,” he said.

“The scholarships assist recipients to develop the contacts, knowledge and passion to build the future of our cropping industries.”

The scholarships commemorate William James Farrer, widely considered the father of the Australian wheat industry. They honour his memory by encouraging and inspiring aspiring agricultural scientists.

Five applicants were awarded scholarships in 2019 and travelled to Uruguay, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Travelling scholarships can be awarded up to the value of $5000.

Applicants must be a:

  • Postgraduate student enrolled for a PhD in field crop research
  • Citizen or permanent resident of Australia

Applications for the Farrer Memorial Scholarship close tomorrow, Friday 20 March 2020.

Source: NSW DPI

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