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The Commonwealth Chief Veterinary Officer's Scholarship

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship encourages veterinarians to undertake postgraduate training in veterinary public health.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Registered to practice veterinary science
  • Plan to study the veterinary public health management program
September 2019 October 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

For more information, please refer to the terms and conditions.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at up to $10,000 (for two years).

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be registered to practice veterinary science in Australia
  • plan to study the veterinary public health management program
  • not be in receipt of any other scholarships or financial support to do the program

Background

This scholarship was established in 2003 by a donation to the Faculty of Veterinary Science by the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia. The purpose of the donation was to encourage veterinarians who demonstrate a commitment to working for the benefit of Australian livestock producers at the national level to undertake postgraduate training in veterinary public health.

Established in 2003 by a donation to the Faculty of Veterinary Science by the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia. The purpose of the donation was to encourage veterinarians who demonstrate a commitment to working for the benefit of Australian livestock producers at the national level to undertake postgraduate training in veterinary public health. This will be achieved through the establishment of a scholarship to be known as The Commonwealth Chief Veterinary Officer's Scholarship.

The scholarship shall be awarded under the following conditions:

1. The scholarship may be awarded at the postgraduate level and shall be tenable at the University of Sydney only.

2. The scholarship shall be awarded to a veterinarian registered (or eligible for registration) to practice veterinary science in Australia.

3. The scholarship shall be awarded to an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

4. The scholarship recipient shall not be in receipt of any other scholarships or financial support to do the Program, including employer-sponsored payment of course fees.

5. The scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit, based on transcripts of previous tertiary study; a written application that describes the applicant's background, commitment to the livestock industries in Australia, or how he or she plans to further this in the future; commitment to working in a team and willingness to become part of a national/global team supporting the livestock industries; career goals; and the reports of three referees.

6. The postgraduate scholarship may only be awarded to an applicant who is admitted to the Veterinary Public Health Management Program and who enrols accordingly.

7. The value of the scholarship will cover annual unit of study fees for each year the student is enrolled in the Veterinary Public Health Management Program; to a maximum of $10,000 for each year the student is enrolled in the Program.

8. The scholarship shall be tenable for two years, subject to satisfactory progress.

9. If the annual donation by the funding body exceeds the fees for eight units of study the additional funds will be used for the benefit of the scholarship recipient.

10. The scholarship shall be awarded by the Faculty of Veterinary Science Board of Postgraduate Studies on the recommendation of a committee consisting of the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, the Chair in Farm Animal Health and Production, the Academic Program Manager for the Veterinary Public Health Management Program and the Chief Veterinary Officer of Australia, or their nominees.

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