AW Howard Memorial Trust: Tim Healey Memorial Scholarship

AW Howard Memorial Trust

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Grant amount: Up to A $35,000

Deadline: Oct 31, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Australia

Location of residency: Australia

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The Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Board established the scholarship in 2013. A sub-committee of the AW Howard Memorial Trust will administer the program from 2014.

The scholarship represents the CRC and AW Howard Trust’s commitment to ongoing development of Australia’s farming systems. It is also a fitting legacy in memory of Dr Tim Healey’s contribution to this effort.

Areas of Interest - Specific research areas or interests that are encouraged include, but are not limited to:

  • farming systems, pastures, field crops, livestock management, soils or agronomy, climate change (adaptation and mitigation), sustainability, farm business management, agricultural system- based woody crops, on-farm biodiversity, on-farm related salinity, rural social research in relation to farming (including resilience), economic research in relation to farming.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible research activities need to demonstrate a positive contribution to the improvement, modification, adaptation or increased understanding of Australia’s farming industries.
  • The post-graduate student must be studying in a field that benefits the future of Australian farming such as:
    • pastures
    • livestock management
    • farming systems
    • agronomy
    • farm business management
    • woody crops
    • on-farm biodiversity or
    • socio-economic aspects of farming
  • The recipient must:
    • currently hold, or been approved for, an existing base scholarship (such as an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS), formerly Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)), or an industry-based fund of similar merit; 
    • have been accepted in an appropriate full-time Higher Degree by Research program at a recognised Australian university .
  • HRD by thesis or publication, as defined and administered by the host university, is equally acceptable.


  • Preference will be given to recipients with Australian citizenship or permanent residency, although international students with research interests consistent with the research programs mentioned in Schedule B are encouraged to apply