Postgraduate Scholarships

PhD & Masters degree - $40,000 per annum


Are you a highly motivated student interested in researching genomics, meat science, animal wellbeing, or rural extension and training?

The Sheep CRC is offering scholarships to PhD and Masters degree candidates for research projects at a choice of sites across the CRC network. Flexible opportunities are also available for industry-based professionals seeking postgraduate qualifications.

Preference will be given to students intending to enrol at the CRC partner institutions, as follows:

The University of New England in Armidale, NSW

Murdoch University, WA

The University of Adelaide, SA

The University of Melbourne, VIC

The University of Tasmania, TAS

Opportunities also exist for projects to collaborate with leading commercial and R&D organisations, including:

Meat & Livestock Australia

Australian Meat Processor Corporation

The scholarships will provide a tax-free stipend of $40,000 per annum for two years for Masters or for three years for PhD programs.

The CRC also offers supplementary stipends to students eligible for other government or private agency scholarships, to achieve a stipend total of $40,000. The Sheep CRC is a collaboration between Australia's leading sheep research, education and commercial organisations.

The Sheep CRC portfolio includes three programs (click on the programs for more information):

Enhanced sheep wellbeing and productivity

Quality-based sheep meat value chain

Faster affordable genetic gain

Research programs link genetic and genomic technnologies with sheep production and behaviour, meat science and processing.

Postgraduate research projects must be closely aligned with the CRC's Projects and applicants are advised to consult with the Program and Project leaders in developing their applications.

For further information contact:

Dr Graham Gardner at Murdoch University on 08 9360 2264 or email

Social and cultural diversity and commitment to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and the provision of a smoke-free environment are  policies of the CRC and University of New England.

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