APRIL is pleased to announce a call for applications for its Education Awards and Industry Placement Program (IPP) Award
To build upon APRIL’s current research and education investments, APRIL is seeking applications to support its education program and assist in further building human capacity for the industry. A number of different opportunities exist for undergraduate and postgraduate students/potential students within APRIL, as follows:
- Scholarship Awards for Honours students.
- ‘Top-ups’ for postgraduate research students (PhD, MS/MSc/MPhil) in an APRIL-funded research project (or related).
- Support for DVM/undergraduate Veterinary Science projects.
- Support for MS/MSc/MPhil students, where a research project is an incorporated component of the program of study, in an APRIL-funded research project (or related).
- Part-support for PhD students.
Please click here for Information concerning the different education opportunities, including Guidelines and Application Forms.
The APRIL Education Advisory Committee will assess all applications against APRIL-related criteria including the academic record and curriculum vitae of the applicant, the applicant’s research potential including the research proposal, alignment with APRIL research priorities, evidence of industry endorsement/relevance, a personal statement from the applicant, the supervisor(s) track record, and a communication and delivery plan (if appropriate).
APRIL will determine the number of, and the amount of, any grant awarded.
How to Apply
Education Awards: completed applications must reach APRIL by the closing date and be lodged electronically to Dr Charles Rikard-Bell.
Questions on any of the Awards should be directed to APRIL Chief Scientist/CEO Dr John Pluske.
Industry Placement Program (IPP) Award
APRIL is continuing to assist with human capacity building in the Australasian pork industry through the IPP Award scheme. A successful business applicant will receive $75,000 over the first 2 years of a 3-year agreement with APRIL to help cover salary and other costs associated with training an Awardee for the 3 years. The overall aims of the IPP scheme are to:
- Retain graduates trained by APRIL, the Pork CRC, APL, and (or) other relevant organisations, at the Honours and (or) postgraduate level, and attract others, by sponsoring their placement in a commercial pork production organisation or an affiliated business within the Australasian pork industry, in a structured and enhanced development program.
- Attract and stimulate graduates into the industry with a career interest in pork production, while continuing their development and understanding of how research and development, technology, and extension/adoption can enhance industry competitiveness and success.
- Expose graduates wanting a long-term research and development, advisory, and (or) technical support role related to commercial aspects of pork production in the Australasian pork industry, and enhance their contributions and value to pork businesses in future roles.
How to Apply
Industry Placement Program Awards: completed applications must reach APRIL by the closing date and be lodged electronically by the applying organisation, including the name and qualifications of the proposed candidate, to the APRIL Chief Scientist/CEO Dr John Pluske
Questions on the IPP Award/process can be directed to Dr John Pluske
Opening and Closing Dates
Applications for both the Education Awards and the Industry Placement Program Awards open on 1 November 2021 and close 28 January 2022.