Sandrina Park Graduate Award

The Sandrina Park Award was established in 1983 with an endowment provided by Mal and Sandy Nairn to support postgraduate research in rural based industries. The award took its name from the Nairn family farming property at Bannister.


This award is open to Murdoch University Postgraduate students working in any animal related discipline with preference toward those working in the field of large animal and/or rural research.

The award may be used to fund or supplement a research project or to cover travel expenses up to a maximum of $2500 (AUD) to allow a postgraduate student to attend a conference or research meeting relevant to their field of research.

Funding bodySandrina Park Graduate Award (Murdoch University Veterinary Fund)
Study levelMasters, PhD
Value (including stipends, expenses and top-ups)$2,500
Duration and start dateAwarded annually
Application criteriaTo apply for this Award you must:
  • Be a postgraduate students working in any animal related discipline with preference towards those working the field of large animal and/or rural research; and
  • Intend to attend a conference or research meeting relevant to your field of research.

The recipient will be required to

  1. Write a thank you letter that can be passed onto the Donor
  2. Report back regarding the outcomes of their project.
Apply by30 November of each year for funding for the following year.
To apply

To apply, students must submit

  1. A one to two page CV including details of undergraduate studies, employment, extracurricular interests, and a statement outlining your goals and aspirations
  2. A one page proposal outlining the following:
    • The objective of the project
    • The anticipated outcomes of the project
    • How the funds will be used to support the project.
  3. A brief reference from your supervisor.

Please submit all your application documents to Graduate Research Office

ContactPlease email Margo Darbyshire, Development Officer (School of Veterinary Medicine) for more information.