Livestock Improvement Patrick Shannon Scholarship

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Closing date: 15/11/2017   

Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) maintains a large and very active research and development team in the areas of animal breeding and reproductive biology, quantitative genetics, bio-informatics, or other areas of business interest. The LIC Patrick Shannon Scholarship for the 2017 academic year offers honours and masterate scholarships.

Funding Provisions and Identification of Candidates:
1)LIC will offer scholarships each year to outstanding maths/science students. Applications are due on 15 November each year.
2)Money will be distributed on the basis of one-off grants of $5000 to Students of Mathematics/Statistics/Animal Science in their fourth (Honours) year or $10,000 (in progressive payments) for Masterates.

3)A Selection Panel from LIC's Strategy and Growth Group will assess applications according to the criteria set out below.

4)Where feasible, successful candidates will be encouraged to undertake one month's paid work at LIC prior to taking up the Scholarship.

5)The successful student/s will be required to present the findings of their dissertation or thesis to LIC, and make a copy of the dissertation or thesis available for the LIC library.

Criteria for Selection:
1)Academic excellence, with special emphasis on mathematics/statistics and science disciplines. This should be accompanied by a recommendation from the Head of the Maths or Science departments of the relevant University.

2)A commitment to working in the mathematics/statistics and/or science disciplines arenas.

3)The student/s will use the scholarship grant towards completing his/her final year of study.

4)The student is a New Zealand citizen or resident legally able to work in New Zealand at the completion of study.

For further information, please contact:
Kerri Brown
Personal Assistant to the Chief Scientist
Livestock Improvement Corporation Ltd
Private Bag 3016
Waikato Mail Centre
Hamilton 3240

Ph: 022 0330266


Applications close 15 November each year and can be completed on-line at (scholarships tab).

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