AW Howard Memorial Trust Inc
The AW 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 AW Howard Memorial Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis and will provide an annual “top up” postgraduate stipend up to $10,000 to the successful applicant tenable for a period of up to three years. The successful student will be recognised as the AW 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 three 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 AW Howard Memorial Trust seminar on the work.
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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
Applications open 1 October 2015 and close 30 November 2015.
Conditions of the AW 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 three years immediately preceding the closing date of applications.
The field of research of the study must be relevant to the objectives of the AW 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 AW 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 AW 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 AW 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
Felicity Cox, Charles Sturt University
David Armour, The University of Queensland
Jessica Roberts, University of New England
Matthew Gardner, Charles Sturt University
Margaret Jewell, University of Queensland
Meredith Mitchell, University of New South Wales
Sonia Graham and Dion Nicol, Young scientists share historic national award
Margaret Raeside, Greening our summer pastures
Natasha Teakle, winner of the 2005 AW howard Memorial Trust Research Fellowship: