Ruminant Research Bursary Awards

The Ruminant Research Bursary Awards are offered to encourage research, development and extension for improvement of ruminant livestock industries.

The Awards offered for 2022 have been inspired by one person's contribution to ruminant research and the enthusiasm that they share.

Excellence in science is about communication. It is about talking to your end users – your most important critics... and it is about being open to new lines of thought from all of science and all kinds of people in different corners of this world!
Funding bodyAnonymous donor
Study levelPhD / Master’s by Research
DurationOne-off payment after census date (Semester 1, 2022)
Application criteria

To be eligible to apply for Bursary Awards, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a Doctorate or Master’s Degree by Research at Murdoch University;
  • Have completed their Confirmation of Candidature; and
  • Be making satisfactory progress.

The successful applicants will have a focus on ruminant livestock or meat production with promotion or development of ‘best practice’ livestock production, nutrition, health or welfare.

Preference will be given to applications with demonstrable alignment with one of the desirable criteria below:

  • Efficient or sustainable use of (water, plant, land, energy) resources
  • Minimisation or optimisation of agricultural or veterinary chemical use
  • Effective use of abattoir or consumer feedback
  • Industry extension or industry adoption

Funds may be used to assist in covering costs associated with any of the following:

  • Presenting at either a Rangeland Biology and Ecology Seminar (see Appendix A), a national conference or an international conference (online or in-person); or
  • Undertaking a short course and/or collaborative project in order to advance an early career.
Apply by6 March 2022
To apply

Complete the online application form and upload all the required documentation.

Required documents:

  • A curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages).
  • A proposal (max. 3 pages) for a seminar presentation, conference presentation, short course or collaborative project, including the following:
    • Timing and alignment to the ‘Bursary Awards’ desirable criteria;
    • Budget showing how a ‘Bursary Award’ would assist funding of logistics for the proposal; and
    • Contingency plan if timing for the proposed bursary-funded activity needed to change.
  • A brief reference from a supervisor as proof of endorsement and support.

For more information about the project, contact Sara Lim or A/Prof Berin Boughton.

For more information about the application process, contact the Graduate Research School at Murdoch University.