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Deadline for submission of Branch Development Proposals are January 1st and July 1st!

Deadlines for submission of Travel Grants is at least three months prior to the meeting!

Deadlines for submission of Speakers' Bureau applications is at least two months prior to the meeting! 


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EMABG - MSc in Animal Breeding - Scholarship application

The European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics (EMABG) is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The EMABG application period for student intakes in 2020/21 (start of studies in August 2020) started in 1. October. The programme is open for excellent students with a background in animal sciences, biology or related fields, who would like to specialise in the field of Animal Breeding and Genetics. The full scholarships cover all university fees, travel costs, insurance for the two year of studies and in addition a €1000 per month for living costs.
Application deadline:15th January 2020.

You find all information, the application guidelines and the link to the application database on our redesigned homepage .
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We welcome applications from all nationalities.

Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit - Postgraduate Scholarships


Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit - Postgraduate Scholarships

The University of New England (UNE) in Armidale, NSW Australia, boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive. UNE serves regional, national and international communities through the progressive pursuit of excellence in scholarship, research and teaching. While we have a long history and strong tradition of academic distinction, our outlook is dynamic and fresh and our focus is on the future.

The Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), a joint venture between the DPI and University of New England, is a world leader in Research and Development for genetic evaluation and improvement systems. AGBU has a strong international reputation to conduct research and development in genetic improvement of livestock and plant species. This work underpins the national genetic evaluation and improvement systems for beef cattle (BREEDPLAN), sheep (Sheep Genetics), pigs (PIGBLUP), trees (TREEPLAN).

AGBU offers a unique environment for post-graduate training in having strong direct links to industry implementation in beef, sheep, pigs, forestry, crops and aquaculture, with access to large datasets relevant to a range of problems, and a very strong roster of research scientists and teachers with expertise across all aspects of genetic improvement.

We are now seeking applicants for a number of PhD scholarships available to Australian and international candidates for the following project areas:

  • Next generation genomic evaluation
  • Breeding for resilience and welfare traits
  • Design of breeding programs for Australian native fish
  • Evaluation of selection strategies in canola
  • Breeding program design and definition of breeding objectives
  • Implementing genomic selection in pig breeding programs
  • Genomic prediction of disease traits such as footrot in sheep
  • Analyses of industry selection lines in Merino sheep

The ideal candidates will have a master of science or a first class honours in the field of animal or agricultural science with some background in:

  • quantitative genetics and statistical modelling
  • sound computing skills
  • experience in the use of computer packages for statistical analysis and
  • an interest in agriculture.

Excellent written and oral English language communication skills and ability to work in a team environment are essential. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should address these selection criteria in a cover letter and prepare a project proposal (maximum of 450 words) for their topic area(s) of interest.

Scholarship Information

The scholarship is tax exempt and paid in fortnightly instalments. The scholarship is available to domestic and international students and will cover the cost of tuition fees for international students. Please see the scholarship terms and conditions for more information.

For Australian candidates, the scholarship includes a tax-free stipend of AU$27,569 per annum available for 3 years.

For International candidates, the scholarship includes a tax-free stipend of $27,596 AUD per annum, course tuition fees and single Standard Overseas Health Insurance available for 3 years.

How To Apply

Applicants must meet UNE’s admission requirements for a PhD program. Please see the entry requirements. Applicants must submit a candidature application if they wish to apply for a scholarship. For more information on submitting a candidature application please see our how to apply/enrol webpage.

To apply for the scholarship please review the relevant application guidelines and complete the application form:

Scholarship and candidature applications can be submitted through AskUNE.


About Armidale

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Additional information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Susanne Hermesch.

Closing Date: 13 September 2019

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