Pork Industry Scholarship

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Closing date: 10/03/2020   

Focus
Pig husbandry and pig producation

Level of study
Postgraduate

Purpose
The Pork Industry Scholarship supports students specialising in the general field of pig husbandry, or are engaged in a project concerned with the processing of pig meat.

Background
The New Zealand Pork Industry Board established this scholarship in appreciation of the academic training and research work undertaken at Massey University and the Monogastric Research Centre.

Value and tenure
The annual value of the scholarship is $4,000 and the tenure is for a single academic year.
The NZ Pork Industry Board may, in certain cases, consider making a further award in subsequent years to successful applicants.

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

Eligibility
Applicants:
a. must be pursuing a master's degree or PhD with a thesis topic in an area relating to pigs.
b. topic must be relevant to the New Zealand pork industry and may involve topics including, but not limited to, pig production, pig husbandry, pig health and welfare, or the processing of pork and pork products.

If there is no suitable applicant under clause (a), the scholarship will be open to students studying full time for an appropriate postgraduate qualification involving pig husbandry. In these cases, the award may be made at full, or part, value.

Selection criteria
The selection criterion is academic merit.

While scholarship holders will not be bonded, preference is given to applicants who indicate they will continue working in the agricultural industry in New Zealand.

Selection panel
The scholarship is awarded by the New Zealand Pork Industry Board in consideration with a representative(s) from Massey University’s Monogastric Research Centre following consideration of the recommendations of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee, College of Sciences.

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

The selection panel has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and its decision is final.

Closing date
10 March.

Application cannot be accepted before 10/12/2019.

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