lundi 30 avril 2012

Scholarship details

Funding Body: Faculty of Veterinary Science 

Title: Postgraduate Scholarship In Canine Behavioural Genetics 

Research Areas: Health Sciences; Sciences & Engineering 

Type Postgraduate Research 

Description: A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate with a good honours degree in veterinary science or animal science to undertake research studies leading to a PhD in canine behavioural genetics. In collaboration with the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Working Kelpie Council of Australia (WKCA), this project will, for the first time, measure and record both behavioural and health attributes in farm dogs. It will involve working with sheep and beef producers and significant amounts of travel to study dogs on farms. 

Eligibility: Applicants should have experience in dog training and a particular interest in the welfare of working dogs. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens. 

Amount awarded: The scholarship is valued at $30,000 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress. 

Application guide: Further information can be obtained from Professor Paul McGreevy, Faculty of Veterinary Science (F07), The University of Sydney NSW 2006 (Phone: 02 9351 2810; Fax: 02 9351 3957 E-mail: Applications should be sent direct to Professor McGreevy at the above address and should include a curriculum vitae, a certified copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees. 

Closing date: 31 May 2012