Research Fellowships

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2013-2014

The A W Howard Memorial Trust Incorporated seeks applications from suitably qualified students in agricultural science, natural resource management, agricultural economics and social science who are intending to commence or have started approved post-graduate tertiary studies (Masters or Doctorate degrees) that relate to the development, management and use of pastures.

The A W Howard Memorial Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis and will provide an annual $5000 “top up” postgraduate stipend to the successful applicant tenable for a period of up to 3 years. The successful student will be recognised as the “A W Howard Fellow”.

The Fellowship is open to Australian post-graduate students enrolled or intending to enrol at any tertiary institution located in Australia, or students who have been continuously resident in Australia for 3 years immediately preceding the closing date of applications.

At the conclusion of the tenure of the award, the Fellow shall present to the Trust a report summarising his or her study, to be published in “Agricultural Science”, the Journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology. The Fellow will also be asked to give an A W Howard Memorial Trust seminar on the work.

Download the Research Fellowship application form (PDF 97.2 KB or DOC 76.0 KB)

Further information can be obtained from:

The Executive Officer
A W Howard Memorial Trust Inc.
C/- South Australian Research and Development Institute
GPO Box 397
ADELAIDE SA 5001

Telephone: (08) 8303 9401
E-mail: louise.renfrey@sa.gov.au

Applications open 3 February 2014 and close on 31 March 2014

Conditions of the A W Howard Memorial Research Fellowship

  • The student must be recently enrolled or intending to commence approved post-graduate tertiary studies with any Australian university.

  • The student will be an Australian resident or have completed continuous residency in Australia in the 3 years immediately preceding the closing date of applications.

  • The field of research of the study must be relevant to the objectives of the A W Howard Memorial Trust - agricultural and social science (including
    economics) relating to the development, management and use of pastures.

  • The Fellow will be expected to produce a one-page summary report signed by their supervisor and self each year.

  • On completion of the approved research, the A W Howard Memorial Fellow will present to the Trust a report summarising outcomes of the study, which will be subsequently published in "Agriculture Science", the journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST).

  • The A W Howard Memorial Fellow will also be asked to give an "A W Howard Memorial Research Fellow" seminar on his or her research at a suitable location, in association with a State or regional branch of the AIAST.

  • All publications, seminars and other media dissemination of the study outcomes supported by the Fellowship shall acknowledge support of the A W Howard Memorial Trust Incorporated.

  • Continued tenure of the Fellowship is dependent on an annual certification of continued satisfactory performance by the recipient's supervisor(s) and university Research Degree Coordinator or equivalent.

  • The Fellow will be encouraged to apply for an A W Howard Memorial Travel Award during the tenure of the Fellowship to present and raise the profile of A W Howard's legacy and the Memorial Trust at an international forum.

Information about previous and current fellowships

Summaries from current and previous AW Howard fellows

2011

Felicity Cox, Charles Sturt University

David Armour, The University of Queensland

Jessica Roberts, University of New England

2010 

Matthew Gardner, Charles Sturt University

Margaret Jewell, University of Queensland 

2009

Meredith Mitchell, University of New South Wales

2008
Sonia Graham and Dion Nicol, Young scientists share historic national award

2007
Margaret Raeside, Greening our summer pastures

2005
Natasha Teakle, winner of the 2005 AW howard Memorial Trust Research Fellowship: