Bell-Booth Dairy Research Scholarship

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Closing date: 10/03/2019   

Focus
agricultural research

Level of study
postgraduate

Purpose
The Bell-Booth Dairy Research Scholarship supports students undertaking agricultural research within a postgraduate programme at Massey University in animal science. Preference is given to applicants undertaking research in dairy calf nutrition.

Background
This scholarship was established in 2011 by Bell-Booth Ltd. The company manufactures products used for improving the nutrition of dairy calves and Massey University has undertaken research on its products. The company wishes to encourage postgraduate research, especially projects of relevance to the dairy industry and nutrition of calves.

Value and tenure
The scholarship has a maximum value of $3000 and is normally offered annually as funds permit, subject to the approval of Bell-Booth Ltd.

For research projects of particular interest to Bell-Booth Ltd, the company may decide to give additional financial assistance with costs associated with the research.

The tenure is for a single academic year.

Typical number on offer
One scholarship is typically offered each year.

Eligibility
Applicants must be undertaking agricultural research within a postgraduate programme at Massey University in animal science.

Selection criteria
The selection criterion is academic merit.

The selection panel will take account of other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicants in seeking an equitable distribution of funds.

Selection panel
The Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee recommends the most suitable applicant to receive the scholarship, but this decision needs ratification by Bell-Booth Ltd.

The selection panels have the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and their decision is final.

The scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as those scholarships, bursaries or awards permit co-tenure.

How to apply
Applications close on the 10 March in the year in which the award is to be made. Application forms (ASSC.3) can be downloaded here. Completed applications are to be sent to Dr Kerry Harrington, K.Harrington@massey.ac.nz. Alternatively, hard copy applications can be delivered to Dr Kerry Harrington’s office AH 302.

Application cannot be accepted before 10/12/2018.

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